The Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has indicated his interest to participate at the maiden edition of the 10 kilometres Kaduna half-marathon.
El-Rufai also vowed to sustain the marathon, which is scheduled to hold on November 21, 2020 while urging the citizens to participate in the marathon.
“I will participate in the race, but I will not run more than 5 kilometres. I implore all to register for the Kaduna Marathon.
“We are doing our best to restore Kaduna back to its glory years, where anybody in Nigeria can retire to without ethnic or religious sentiments.
“The Kaduna Marathon is not my initiative, but that of our team of technocrats.
“You need not compliment the governor for this, this huge initiative is that of the dedicated team,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the winner of the elite race of the marathon will take home a cash prize of $10,000, while the top 10 winners will all get cash prizes with the 10th placed to take $1,000.
The local winner in the male and female categories to get N3milion each.
Top 10 local winners to get cash prize, with the 10th placed getting N250,000.
A total of 20 elite runners (10 male and 10 female) have been invited.