For the first time in Nigeria, the St Saviour’s School Ikoyi, Endowment Fund will host the Lagos Kids Mini-Marathon on the 18th of November and it promises to be a ground breaking event. Recognized as the oldest independent British curriculum primary School in Nigeria, St. Saviour’s School Ikoyi is not new at blazing trails.
The St Saviour’s Endowment Fund flagship mini-marathon is an inter-school competition themed Active Kids Rock , and was created to inspire kids to make being physically active a lifestyle developed from an early age, and also to run for a good cause.
More Details About the Marathon
Distance: 1.5k; 3k and 5k depending on ability of kids
Age segments: 5-8 years; 9-12 years; 13-15 years
Date: Saturday 18th November, 2017
Start Point: St Saviour’s School Ikoyi, Lagos
Time: 7am – 11am
Although primarily focused on kids, the mini-marathon is a family fun day outing with exciting post mini-marathon activities planned for kids and parents. This event is supported by the Lagos State Sports Commission, MTN , Access Bank, Multichoice and AXA Mansard (the official event insurers).
Part of the proceeds from the event will be used to support the “Slum to School” charity, a volunteer driven social development organization operating in Africa whose vision is to transform the society by empowering disadvantaged children in slums to realize their full potential through the provision of educational scholarships, health support and other psycho-social support.
Celebrity fitness experts including Maje Ayida and Leslie Okoye have been taking the wellness message to various schools in Lagos and according to the organizers, Kate Henshaw, Ngozi Ojora and other public figures and fitness enthusiasts will be live at the Marathon to warm up with the kids on D-day.
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