Splash Fm/Ibadan City Marathon Race is the first full marathon race in West Africa. The race is formally known as the Splash Fm Integrity Marathon Race and this year???s edition shall be the tenth one. The idea is to create awareness for the need for integrity living in Nigeria and Africa which captivated the independent corrupt practices commission ICPC and agency has been a partner from inception.
The race which is organized by the fist private radio in Ibadan and most listened to radio station in southwest splash 105.5fm in collaboration with national sport commission (NSC) has boasted athletes from different zones in the country some of whom have gone on to participate in different international competitions.
The goal of this race is to unearth budding sport talents, especially in marathon race and instill the spirit of discipline which is necessary to stem the tide of corruption in our society. Therefore, Ibadan city marathon race has played active role in reducing corruption in Nigeria, create avenue for strong young men and women to harness their potentials in sporting events, encourage athletes to dare their dreams with resilience and aid the athletes with moral, psychological and financial incentives.
Ibadan City Marathon race usually attracts participant by top class marathon athlete in Nigeria and West Africa. It has also exposed some of the athletes, especially the winners to the outside world giving them the opportunity to win international competitions. The unbiased nature of the race has made it to witness more interest from the sport community, corporate organizations and the general public in Nigeria and abroad. As it is our custom to organize world class event, we intend to further raise the standard this year by staging an event that will be a talking point for a long time, a reference point for the corporate organizations.
“To stamp out corruption through a race run on the principles of integrity, probity, accountability and tenacity.”
OUR STORY SO FAR
Splash fm/Ibadan city marathon race, formerly known as splash fm integrity marathon race, kicks off from Obafemi Awolowo (Liberty) stadium Ibadan and is coordinated by the national sports commission (NSC), south-west zone in order to harness the proper professional and government support necessary.
The race, apart from attracting athletes from all over Nigeria, has had athletes from other countries from West Africa competing for the prizes in the previous editions. This confirms its international recognition. It usually has in attendance dignitaries from all works of life and statistically, it keeps getting better every year.
The 1st and 2nd editions of the marathon race (2009 and 2010) respectively were flagged off by Honorable Justice Emmanuel Ayoola (Retired). The 3rd edition of the race (2011) was flagged of by Chief AfeBabalola (San) and the 4th edition by the former NSC, Director General Dr. Patrick Ekeji in 2012. The 5th edition was flagged off by the Former Honorable, Minister/Chairman of National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
The 6th edition was flagged off by Oyo State Deputy Governor, Chief Alake Adeyemo while the 7th edition was flagged off by former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Folarin. The last edition was flagged of by Dr. Ademola Are, Director of Grassroots Sports of National Sports Commission.
As a result of the huge successes recorded in the past races, we are encouraged to forge ahead and therefore invite you to partner with us in this laudable project that is guaranteed to enhance your sales growth.