MTN Sponsors Kiddies Mini-marathon
In an effort to encourage all-round wellness for Nigerian kids, MTN Nigeria in partnership with St Saviour’s School Endowment Fund has concluded a first ever Lagos Kiddies Marathon event for kids aged between 5-15 years in Lagos.
More than 22 schools with over 1,000 kids across the state participated in the race covering 1.2km, 3km and 5km distances respectively. Starting at the premises of St Saviour’s School, Ikoyi, the marathoners ran through Bourdillon Road and back to the starting line between 7am to 11am last Saturday.
Winners of the race were presented with cash prizes from MTN.
Speaking on the initiative, MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer, Rahul De, said that the need to encourage healthy lifestyle for kids early on necessitated the initiative.
“It is important to encourage children to imbibe an active lifestyle which includes physical exercise early on in life. When these habits are infused into their learning, it becomes part of them growing up thereby making them lead healthy lifestyles. As a lifestyle company, we’re in total support of such initiatives,” he said.