Nigeria’s foremost Sports Company, Nilayo Sports Management Company has concluded plans to organise the maiden Abuja City International Marathon with a telecommunication company and financial institution as the headline sponsor and main partner.
Nilayo Sports, who is a household name in organising Marathons in Nigeria has set October 2, as the date of the annual event.
Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports revealed the details of the Marathon over the weekend stating that the Marathon promise to be a world class event
“The Abuja City International Marathon is a race that excites us because given our precedence with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and all our other races across the country, the Abuja City International Marathon promises to be a world class event. We have concluded discussions with a telecom giant and a financial institution. Very soon we shall invite the media to the unveiling of our sponsor and partner”.
In preparation for the October date, Olopade further said that the route of the Abuja City International Marathon has been measured and calibrated by World Athletics grade ‘A’ measurer Norrie Williamson since 2018.
Norrie Williamson , who was the measurer of the marathon routes of four Olympic Games, Atlanta’96, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008 and several other iconic cities marathons, described the point-to-point route of Abuja City International Marathon as one of the best he has measured around the world.