Brussel Sports Mgt Storms Ogun With Women Race, As 1,500 Women Run For N1m - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Brussel Sports Mgt Storms Ogun With Women Race, As 1,500 Women Run For N1m

ABEOKUTA - A sports marketing engagement company, Brussel Sports Management Limited is set to organize the first all-female race in Ogun State.

The maiden edition of the 5 kilometre race tagged "Ogun Women Run" is to be run by local athletes.

Speaking at a world press conference in Abeokuta, on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Seyi Johnson explained that Ogun Women Run is borne out of the need to encourage, project and give priority to the female gender.

Mr. Johnson noted that the race would equally promote healthy living of the women and create awareness about the potentials of the women beyond usual house chores.

He added that, 1500 runners are expected to take part, while the total prize money for the event is put at One Million Naira.

According to him, the event will take place on June 4, 2022 starting from First Bank, Sapon, it will terminate at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta.

He stressed further that, the eventual winner will go home with Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000), the First Runner up will pick up Three Hundred Thousand Naira Cheque (N300,000) while Two Hundred Thousand Naira will go to the Second runner up.

He also confirmed that five percent of whatever realized from sponsorship will go to the motherless babies home as a form of Community Social Responsibility, (CSR.)

Mr. Seyi Johnson also commended the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for creating an enabling environment for an event of such magnitude to thrive.

"After over 21 years under my boss, Hon. Bukola Olopade, I’m happy that he has given me his blessings to start this my new journey in sports management, together we have done the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the Abeokuta 10km race, the Remo Ultra Race and a host of other events, so he has taught me a lot, I'm still learning and I will forever be grateful.

"We decided to do this because of the need to promote healthy living among women, there's a women race in Lagos, so it's just perfect that Ogun Women are having there own version.

"It's our flagship race and the support we have received has shown that we will even get bigger and better in all spheres".

Present at the Press conference were the Hon. Commissioner for youth and sports, Dr. Kehinde Oluwadare, represented by the Permanent secretary in the ministry, Engr. Abiodun Olayiwola, his Women Affairs counterpart, Mrs. Funmilayo Efuwape, Director of Sports Ogun State, Mrs. Iyabo Rotimi, technical representative from the Athletics body, representative of Access Bank, gentlemen of the press and people from different walks of life.

The Ogun Women Run is proudly supported by the Ogun State government, 7UP bottling company, Access Bank, Bet9ja, 2Sure, Finerge, Aquafina water, Nilayo Sports Management Limited, and others.

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