Private organisations in Ogun State have indicated interest in the State government's agenda to promote the sport sector.
To this effect, Access Bank PLC, one of the leading commercial banks in the country has partnered with JAC Motors in Abeokuta, the State capital in the 10 -kilometre Race training.
The Bank had sequel to this signed a major sponsorship deal with Nilayo Sports Management Ltd (NSML), organiser of the event.
The Managing Director of NSML, Olopade Bukola while making the announcement hinted that the Bank has over the years shown a commitment to supporting sporting events.
She said ''First it was the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, now the JAC Motors Abeokuta 10km Race. Access Bank has made a tremendous contribution to the development of sports in Nigeria''.
“We are proud to have Access Bank on board, the union between JAC Motors Abeokuta 10km Race and Access Bank is a marriage of like minds because both brands are dedicated to excellence.
Bukola stressed that Access Bank is bringing a wealth of experience that will have a huge impact on the success of the JAC Motors Abeokuta 10km Race.
JAC Motors Abeokuta 10km Race will hold on November 2nd 1019. The race will commence at Iyana Oloke Abeokuta and end at the palace of the Alake of Egbaland.
The race has been certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and International Athletics Association Federation (IAAF).
Greatly supported by the Ogun state government, the JAC Motors Abeokuta 10km Race will also feature runners from across the country in the city of Abeokuta.
Other sponsors include JAC Motors, Landwey Investments, Rite Foods Ltd, Qmb Builders Mart, IBD International Hotel, Bet9ja, Three Crowns and Nilayo Sports Management Limited.
Winners will go home with $5000 in the male and female category respectively and N1,000,000 for the first Nigerian athlete to cross the finish line.
Registration is free, interested participants can register on https://abeokutamarathon.com/
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