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BIGI Abeokuta: Nigerian runners race for $2000 prize money

The 2021 edition of the BIGI Abeokuta 10 Km Race will hold on November 13 from the Alake of Egbaland Palace to the MKO Abiola Stadium, by strictly Nigerian runners.

Nilayo Sports Management Ltd boss, Hon. Bukola Olopade, said at the IBD Hotel, Abeokuta in the race official press conference, that, the race tagged “Running For Naija” Homeland, would see Nigerian runners going home with dollars prize money.

It was confirmed that winners in the men and women category of the event will go home with Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) each.

At press conference held in Abeokuta yesterday, it was also revealed that the first runner up and the second runner up in both categories are entitled to $1500 and $1000 each in that order.

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Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Hon. Bukola Olopade made it known that there is also a category for special runners.

“We left out the wheelchair race in our other races, but we are reintroducing that in Abeokuta because the Rite Foods brand insisted that we do something for the special people”.

For the November 13, 2021 event, the winner of the wheelchair race will go home with five hundred thousand naira, the first runner up will be presented with three hundred thousand naira, while the second runner up goes home with one hundred thousand naira only.

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