Obudu International Mountain Race Holds November 8

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Athletes running at the Obudu International Mountain Race
Athletes running at the Obudu International Mountain Race

The 10th edition of the famous Obudu Mountain Race has been slated for 8 November, 2014 in its usual venue, the Obudu mountains of Cross River State.

According to the Local Organizing Committee for the event, this year’s edition shall be tagged “Mountain Race of the Stars; 6th African Mountain Running Championship”.

The Committee’s Chairman, Sir William Archibong, revealed that this year’s event shall be restricted to stars only and participation based on invitation.

To this end, the LOC is currently working with the President, African Mountain Race to get the best stars from 5 African Nations to participate.

The essence of the latest innovation as stated by the committee is to ensure that the 10th edition coming at the terminal stage of the Cross River State administration will attain higher level of achievement, and a stronger team of participants.

Another innovation for this year is the introduction of another race for the youths to take care of the progression from the children’s race to the adult race. This will ensure that there is proper development of budding talent in mountain running and long distance races.

The LOC therefore announced that in the children category 60 Athletes between the ages of 8-12 and 40 within 13-15 years will be invited to take part.

Obudu Mountain race usually a continental championship in the past 9 editions prides itself as paying the highest star prize in the history of the competition worldwide and according to the chairman of LOC, the star prize will be maintained in this edition.

Meanwhile, as part of preparations for the upcoming event, the State Tourism Bureau has commenced the certification and licensing of all hotels operating in the State to ensure they conform with minimum standards.

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2 commentsOn Obudu International Mountain Race Holds November 8

  • Please I want to know when is the registration for Obudu mountain race 2014 coming up and the website to go for participation. Thanks

  • ‘Event’ or a similar word, would have been a better word that ‘edition’. I am sure you are not printing the race.

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