His royal Highness, Alake of Egba land has given his blessings to the maiden edition of Abeokuta Marathon race. This came to being when organizer, Nilayo Sports Management and JAC motors, major sponsor of the race paid him a courtesy visit in palace in Ake, recently.
Head honcho of Nilayo Sports Management, Bukola Olopade and his team met a warm reception from the dignified monarch who showed his unreserved support to the event.
The Rock city of Abeokuta will play host to over 5000 sports enthusiasts on November 2 with the JAC motors Abeokuta 10km race.
Winners in the male and female categories of the race will be rewarded with $5, 000 each, $3, 000 for second position and $1, 000 for the third position respectively.
Being the Former Sports Commissioner of Ogun State, Bukola Olopade has passionately set a positive pace and rewritten the sport narrative in Nigeria as a whole with marathon races such as the renowned Access bank marathon race and now Abeokuta and Remo races.