Yup! The headline above is correct. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) students, interested staff members, and ten marathoners each from seven higher institutions in Kwara State will be smiling home with a car, two million naira and other consolation prizes come October during the Marathon race with the theme “Celebrating Academic Stability”.
The marathon is part of the activities to celebrate the institution’s 40th anniversary.
Unilorin Marathon is a half marathon that stretches from a part of Ilorin Township to the school stadium. The long distance represents endurance over time which the school has done to achieve the goal of academic stability of about fifteen (15) years. This marathon as earlier explained is aimed at celebrating academic stability of the school.
The 21km race is expected to take off from Tanke area of Ilorin, through Tipper Garage, University Staff Quarters, academic areas and finally end at the institution’s stadium. This is however subject to change.
The first five male and female athletes to reach the finishing line will get N300,000, N250,000, N200,000, N150,000 and N100,000 in that order, with 15 male and female getting consolation prizes as part of the packages.
Registration starts on June 1, 2015 and closes on August 15, 2015. All screened participants will be notified by September 1, 2015.
Event Schedule and Starting Time
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
|Time||Start Point||Finish Point||Distance|
|8.00am||Federal Secretariat, Fate||Unilorin Stadium||11.8km|
The schedule and running course are subject to change. The race will take place regardless of the weather, unless there is a weather warning from the metrology department. Time Limit: 4 hours.
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