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Women to run reverse route in 2021 Lagos Women Run 10km race

The over one thousand registered participants for the 6th edition of the Lagos Women Run, which holds in the Lagos metropolis on Saturday, November 13, 2021, for the first time in the history of the only women run in Sub-sahara Africa, will run against the usual traffic, not discarding the historical monument along the route. This time around, the 2021 Lagos Women Runners will complete in a reverse order from the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere to the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan. She noted that essence is to finish the race at the ultra modern Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.

“With this, after the race flag off at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, it will move towards Alaka inward Eko Bridge and heads towards Apongbon, to CMS and take a switch at the Lagos House before advancing to Muson Centre straight to Tafawa Balewa Square and take a right turn to the Island Club and Zone 2 Police department before finally heading towards the Mobolaji Johnson stadium to the finish line.”

In the words of Tayo Popoola, Lagos Women Run holds on Saturday, November 13, a retinue of wonderful women in the Nigerian Society will be present to support a race that has a theme associated with with emancipation of women, violence against women folks and protection of the Girl Child and campaign against Child Slavery.

Popoola told journalists at the media conference that some of the high-profile women who have signified interest in taking part in the race which starts by 6:30 am on event day include but not limited to Mrs Elohor Aiboni, the first female Managing Director of Shell Nigeria and Exploration Company Limited, Dr. Stella Chinyelu Okoli, OON, the Managing Director Emzor Pharmaceutical Company and a host of others, who are successful in their various careers are also interested in this year’s edition.

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