Abeokuta Marathon Race Rescheduled For November 2 - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Abeokuta Marathon Race Rescheduled For November 2

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The much-publicised maiden edition of the JAC Motors sponsored Abeokuta 10Km Race has been re-scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.

According to a press release by the media office of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, the organizers of the international event, the shift in date for the event from November 3rd to the new date, was to allow Christians faithful observe their Sunday devotions without distruption of any sort.

The organizers, however deeply regret any inconvenience the change in date might cause, especially the sponsors and partners of the maiden edition of the Abeokuta marathon, and particularly, the over three thousand registered potential competing racers of the marathon.

The JAC Motors sponsored Abeokuta 10Km marathon, ably supported by the Ogun State government, Rite Foods, Bet9ja, QMB Builders Mart, Landwey Investment Limited, IBD International Hotels is the vision of Nilayo Sports Management Limited.

The sports management equally commiserated with family of late media officer, Gbenga Davies who died on Saturday.

The management said, "on personal note, our heart aches as we announce the sudden passing of our media officer for the Abeokuta 10Km Marathon, Mr. Gbenga Davies. 

"He was an extraordinary journalist who inspired a lot of young people in his profession. We offer our deepest condolences to Mr. Davies' family, colleagues and the media family in Ogun State."

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