The maiden edition of Ogbomosoland 10km Marathon race is currently underfoot as athletes has taken off from Baptist High School Ogbomoso.
News Hub Mag! gathered that a total of 1140 athletes are participating in the race.
The route to be taken by the athletes are Baptist High School Ogbomoso, Arowomole, Ora Garage, Isale Ora, Soun of Ogbomoso Palace, Oja Igbo, Orita Naira, Akintola area, Lautech Teaching Hospital and Ogbomoso Recreation Club which is the finishing point.
In his welcome address, the chairman of the 10km race, Prince Oyebamiji Aderemi Joy who expressed joy that, “the event which was earlier postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic is now taking it full course after a strenous and yet an enduring experience in creating a narrative changing development in the history of the land.
“About 1000 athletes are participating in this year’s edition of the race as today herald a new curve of history as we seek to continually impact on our community as well as investing in its human capacity. We believe this new found hope will blossom and would never stop advancing.”