If you think marathons are for adults alone, you must think again. The Lagos Kids Mini-marathon made a return this weekend and it was exciting to be part of it! St. Saviour’s School Endowment Fund supported by MTN Nigeria made it possible for the second time.
The marathon, which was founded to encourage all-round wellness for Nigerian kids, took place in the early hours of Saturday, November 3, and featured kids between ages 5-15 years.
Tagged “Active Kids Rock”, participating kids in this year’s edition were treated to exciting aerobics session and a fascinating health workshop before the competition began.
The big winners included Gbenle Similoluwa and Dara Goodluck for the first prize of N100,000, Toheeb Muritala and Ibukun Agbede for the second Prize of N50,000, Akodenu Joleme and Tofunmi Olojede for third prize of N25,000; in the male and female race categories respectively courtesy MTN Nigeria.
Saturday morning was great for Gbenle Similoluwa as he went home with the 5 KM run trophy for the male category once again as he did in the first edition in 2017. On the other hand, Dara Goodluck, winner of the female category wowed both her father and guests present by coming first this time, improving on the second position attained last year.
The St. Saviour’s School pitch witnessed nearly 2,000 participants from about 50 schools, including more than 500 adults and 300 volunteers comprising of students, the management and staff of St. Saviours School Ikoyi, AISEN Schools, private and public schools to name a few.
The Kiddies Mini-marathon brought people from all walks of life together, serving as an opportunity to create lasting and harmonious memories with MTN.