It was a bright and clear day on the 15th October , 2011 and all the 1,200 participants were ready to go. The race started off from the usual point at The Emzor head office in Aswani , through Osolo way to 7/8 bus stop then all the way to NAHCO. The participants negotiated into Ajao Estate through Ajao Estate gate then back to Emzor head office.
The professional athletes athletes did their very best and the fitness fans all tried their very best to do justice to the race for physical, mental and social wellness. For the professional athletes ,in the male category, we had
1st SERIKI KAYODE 23:54:95
2nd EMMANUEL GYAN 24:18:54
3rd FEMI OLUSANYA 25:40:49
And in the female category , there were,
1st OLOWORA AMINAT 31:44:17
2nd ODEJOBI BUNMI 31:56:86
3rd RONKE OLUMIDI 32:37:89
Members of the Emzor staff were not left out as they participated and the following winners emerged:
1st DANIEL CHIGOZIE
2nd MICHAEL ANWANYE
3rd UCHENNA EKE
1st MERCY OGUCHE
2nd ZINO ETIKO
3rd ANN BERNARD
Some of the top managers like Mr. Dan Onyenakorom (production manager), Mr. Wale Adiatu (National sales manager) and Mr. Ignatius Nwaokeji (Production chemist) at Emzor also participated in this fitness and wellness exercise.
The celebrity artiste on this occasion was the “e ni duro” crooner Olamide, A new kid on the block on the Nigerian music scene. He is signed-on to the label of coded tunes.
Interestingly, the boss of Coded tunes ID Cabasa who is also a star in the Nigerian music scene was also present at this edition of the wellness race. “Olamide is here, just like the first day of the year.” This is how this young talent introduces himself in his hit track “E ni duro” and without a doubt, just like the first day of the year he is going to be seen for a very long time.
The event also showcased the raw and upcoming talents of Meca, Mushin Boy, Limzzy, Alex 6 and Cris nine.