Aregbesola to unveil Osogbo City marathon on Tuesday

By Maxwell Adeleye

 

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun will on Tuesday unveil the maiden edition of the Osogbo City Half Marathon being organised by the state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).

 

According to a statement jointly signed on Monday by Wale Idowu, and Muideen Adeleke, the Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of the organising committee, the ceremony will hold at the state House of Assembly in Osogbo by 10:00a.m.

 

It said that the half marathon, to hold on April 15, would promote healthy living among the citizenry as well as promote the spirit of sportsmanship.

 

The statement added that the marathon would help to rekindle the spirit of walk-to-live (a month trekking exercise of the state government).

 

“The marathon will go a long way in assisting to keep crime at bay and attract prospective investors to the state,” it said.

 

It urged federal and state lawmakers, corporate organisations and stakeholders in sports promotion and development to assist the state to make the event a success.

 

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