Sports Minister to flag off Ogbomoso Marathon

Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare will flag off the maiden edition of the Ogbomosoland marathon race on Saturday, November 28 in Ogbomosho, according to organisers of the race.

“The Honourable Minister who is a proud son of Ogbomoso will flag off the historic race at the start off point at Oja Akande,” Prince Oyebamiji Aderemi, Chairman of the Organising committee for the race said.

“The race is the first ever road race in Ogbomoso land and has received the backing of all the sons and daughters of the town including His Royal Highness, Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Oladunni Oyewunmi Ajagungbade; Honourable Oyedokun Oyeniyi Timothy, chairman of Ogbomoso South Local Government, Honourable Ibrahim Toskay, chairman of Ogbomosho North Local Government and Honourable Adeyinka Remi Oluwaseun, chairman of Ogbomoso Central Local Government as well as His Royal Majesty Oba Francis Olushola Alao, The Olugbon of Orile-lgbon Kingdom.”

Oyebamiji said all arrangements have been concluded for a hitch free race on November 28.

Oyebamiji added that about 1000 participants have so far registered for the race via and that registration is still ongoing as the race is open to athletes and students in Ogbomoso and its environs.

  “The essence of the race is not just to put Ogbomoso on the map of the world as a destination for sports and recreational activities but also to ensure our people live a healthy life. Scientists have told us the importance of running and jogging which among other things help to build strong bones. Exercises strengthen muscles, help improve cardiovascular fitness and maintain a healthy weight.”

Prince Oyebamiji assures athletes and spectators who will throng the start (Oja Akande ), major roads in Ogbomosho which serve as the route for the race and of course the Palace of Soun Ogbmosho where the race will end (Finish Point) of adequate security