By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
As the countdown to the seventh edition of the Lagos Women Run continues, organisers have announced a massive increase in the cash prizes for the participants.
Tayo Popoola, Coordinator for Lagos Women Run, disclosed to journalists that more winners compared to previous editions will be rewarded with varying cash prizes.
She explained that while only the top three finishers received cash prizes in time past, the 2022 landmark edition has been expanded to reward the top 10 finishers in both the Open and Veteran categories.
“We have mapped out a strategy to ensure we reward more runners, so instead of focusing on just the top three finishers, we will be giving various cash prizes to the first ten finishers,” she said.
According to Popoola, the increased prize money is one of the numerous innovations that would make the 2022 Lagos Women Run an unforgettable edition, being the 7th anniversary of the annual fiesta.
“Every year, we always work hard to get better and that is our goal again this year. We have a couple of other innovations that will be shared in the days ahead as we countdown to this year’s race,” she stated.
Since its inception in 2016, the Lagos Women Run has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events; especially among women across different walks of life, including entertainment, fashion, politics, academia, business, and much more.
She said: “Of course, Lagos Women Run is not just a sporting event, it is a rallying point for women across different walks of life and that has been evident in the calibre of people you see turning up for the race every year”
In this special edition, women will make a bold statement with the adopted hashtags #Runforunity and #Runforlove.
While the registration for past editions of the Lagos Women Run has been strictly online, free physical forms have been made available this time.
“Yes, we have physical forms for those who prefer the physical interface, they can pick them up at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, for now, other pickup places will soon be announced so it would be easy for everyone to come on board and be part of this fun-filled race”
The seventh Lagos Women Run will be taking place on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
The powerfully themed initiative #Runforunity, #Runforlove is expected to pull in an unprecedented number of women from every nook and cranny of our great nation.