Athletes arrive for maiden Abeokuta 10km race
Over 5,000 athletes are expected in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State, starting from Thursday, ahead of the maiden edition of the Abeokuta City marathon.
The 10km road race, which will hold on Saturday, November 2, will start at Iyana Oloke area and end at the Alake’s Palace.
Former sports commissioner in Ogun State during Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s administration and the Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Company, Bukola Olopade, while speaking with reporters said that Thursday and Friday had been set aside for the arrival of athletes for the race. He also assured that the maiden Abeokuta City Marathon would be filled with thrills and glamour.
Olopade, who orchestrated the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, and the Abuja International Marathon, confirmed that Governor Dapo Abiodun will flag off the race.