Over 400 women compete for N1million in 2021 Lagos women run

Over 400 women compete for N1million in 2021 Lagos women run

By Oluwaseun Fadugba

Over 400 women are competing for the N1 million cash price in the sixth edition of the 10-km Lagos Women Run on Saturday in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the runners took off at exactly 7:00am from the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

Gafar Bolowotan, Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission, who was also the flagg off officer, commended the organisers for the good innovation.

He added that the run is a positive way to keep the women busy, especially the youths, away from crime.

“It is getting bigger and better every year. It is a good thing and a good innovation, particularly when it comes to our women.

“It is a policy of Lagos State to ensure that out women are fit and ready always.

“It is also a means of livelihood for the younger ones,” he said.

Bolowotan urged youths to ensure they are involved in sports.

Also, Bose Kafo, Lagos State Sports Board Member, said that she could see the eagerness to participate.

She added that the tournament had improved over the years since its inception.

“I am just too happy to be part of this event.

“This is my first edition and I can see the smiles on the participants’ faces and eagerness to run.

“But I know that next year’s event will be better,” she said.

NAN reports that the winner would take home N1 million naira cash price.

NAN also reports that 15,000 women are also taking part in virtual run category through a registered dedicated app. (NAN)

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