Nigeria foremost bookmaker, Bet9ja has officially joined the Lagos Women Run as an official sponsor of the nation’s number one Women run.
In his statement made available to Extrasportsnigeria.com, the CEO of Bet9ja, Mr. Ayo Ojuroye described the Lagos Women Run, as a good initiative to empower women in sports and to bring much needed awareness to issues concerning womenfolk in Nigerian society.
He said, “With the success of the 2016 edition, the large turnout of participants at the maiden event has made it essential for the continuity of the run and soon to be established as an annual event.”
General Coordinator of the Lagos Women Run, Tayo Popoola, said the race would begin at the National Stadium, adding that the event was in line with the Lagos State’s Government’s initiative for women.
“The Lagos Women Run is a 10km event where women from different spheres of life will converge to do a lot of things together. It’s not just about a group of women in a sports competition racing to reach the finish line in order to win the prize money.
“It is a run that comes in many facets with a lot of attachments. There will be women who will come and run against cancer, some will run for campaign against women brutality and other social vices against the well-being of women, which have been frowned on by society.”
The marathon will take place on Saturday November 11, 2017 at 7am. Take off is from Teslim Balogun, through western avenue, Ojuelegba to Yaba, straight to Oyingbo, link up with Apapa road through to Costain and end back at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Run fans can be part of the Marathon by following the hashtag on Social media: #Bet9jaSupportsWomen.