University of Ilorin marks its 40th anniversary this October and is celebrating with gift vehicles and a pot worth more than N2m, if contestants will run a 21km marathon.
The race is open to Unilorin students and interested staff, but five marathoners will join from seven higher institutions in Kwara.
The 21 kilometre 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.
The first five male and female athletes to reach the finish line will get N300,000, N250,000, N200,000, N150,000 and N100,000 in that order, with 15 male and females getting consolation prizes as part of the packages.
Vice chancellor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, who unveiled marathon logo, said Unilorin had become better in the last 40 years, and the marathon will be part of its 31st convocation.
The marathon is to celebrate Unilorin’s stability over the years, discover talents and to serve as a platform for students' empowerment and healthy living, said Bello Habeeb, managing director of marathon partner Sovereign Campus Concept.
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