L$300,000 at Stake in Olympic Day Run

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The Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) is celebrating the elimination of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from the country the 2015 Olympic Day Run on the theme “Conquerors of Ebola.”

A free registration is now underway at the Monrovia YMCA on Crown Hill and the headquarters of the LNOC at the intersection of Randall and Broad Streets, for the annual Olympic Day Run on Saturday, June 27.

The run is open to all nationals, different ages and will be in five categories. They include children, between the ages eight to 17 years; active and track athletes, between 18 – 44 years; physically challenged, 18 years and above and adult, 45 years and above.

The first winner for both genders in each of the five categories is L$30,000; 2nd winner – L$20,000 and third winner is L$10,000.

The run starts from Nigeria House (Embassy) at 8:00am and ends on Broad Street.

Registration is expected to close on Friday, June 26, and the LNOC wants participants present at the venue at 7am.

The LNOC will provide various facilities that are necessary to ensure the safety and success of the run, such as first aid, security and drinking water.

The Olympic Day Run was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris.

The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.

Over the last 20 years the Olympic Day has been associated with Olympic Day Runs all over the world.

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