Nilayo Sports Management Limited, organizers of the Great Abeokuta 10KM Race, has announced Lotus Bank as the race’s headline sponsor.
Mr. Emmanuel Odeh, the Project Manager of the Great Abeokuta 10KM Race said; “We proudly announce Lotus Bank as the Headline Sponsor of the Great Abeokuta 10KM Race. Coincidentally, the Race will also commemorate Alake, the paramount ruler of Egbaland, His Royal Highness, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbedebo’s 80th birthday.
“This milestone is a landmark for all Egbaland, and we felt it was important to incorporate the race as part of the weeklong activities to celebrate Alake’s birthday.
The past two editions of the race have put Abeokuta on the world map as an amazing road race destination. This edition will further entrench that narrative.”
Odeh added that several international runners are expected for the race, and several top elite runners will be invited for the race.
Recall that during the first edition of the race in 2019, Biwott Alan Kemboi, a Kenyan runner was the first man to cross the finish
Line, and Tadu Teshome Nare, an Ethiopian was the first woman to cross the finish line.
Lotus Bank Abeokuta 10KM Race is scheduled for the 9th of September 2023.
The route starts at Iyana Oloke and ends at Ake Palace. The race is greatly supported by the Ogun state government.
The Managing Director of LOTUS Bank Limited, Kafilat Araoye, said: “This partnership with Nilayo Sports Management Limited signifies our commitment to promoting health, sports, and community development through this prestigious event.
“LOTUS Bank aims to make a lasting impact on the community. We recognize the value of sports in promoting physical fitness, unity, and community engagement. As the headline sponsor, we seek to inspire individuals to pursue their athletic aspirations and embrace a culture of wellness.”
Mrs Araoye added that: “Our support extends beyond the marathon itself. LOTUS Bank is also committed to initiatives that promote health, education, and sustainable development within the community. We believe in empowering local athletes, improving sports infrastructure, and creating opportunities for economic growth.
“We express our gratitude to Nilayo Sports Management Limited for entrusting us with this significant role. Together, we will deliver an exceptional event that celebrates athleticism, cultural heritage, and the spirit of Abeokuta. We eagerly anticipate the race on September 9, 2023, where incredible achievements and inspiring stories will unfold.