Nigeria: Bet9ja Joins Lagos Women RunOctober 26, 2018
Sport betting outfit, Bet9ja yesterday signed a sponsorship agreement with the organisers of the Lagos Women Run, which holds on November 10.
General Coordinator of the Run, Tayo Popoola said at the unveiling of the main sponsor that Bet9ja’s sponsorship cuts across several aspects of the Women Run, adding that the sponsorship will go a long way in helping participants in the Run to compete under a very smooth atmosphere.
She said Bet9ja’s decision to bankroll the Lagos Women as main sponsor is a landmark achievement for the development of the event and sports generally in Lagos State, adding that the event will also embrace entertainment, while a raffle draw will be in place to give gifts to as many Lagosians as possible at the finish line at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Popoola said, “This year’s Lagos Women Run is in two categories, the Open category for runners who are 18 years old to age 44 years, and the Veteran category for runners who are 45 years and about.
“The winner in the Open category will get N500, 000, while the Veteran champion will get N200, 000.
In the two categories, 10 winners each will be rewarded.
“The Open category runners will run with a separate kit from the veteran runners, but all would cover a route of 10 kilometres.
The Veterans will run with a round net shirt and purple waist bag, while the Open runners will compete with a v-neck shirt and pink waist bag.”
She disclosed that the registration of runners for the 2018 Lagos Women Run would close in the midnight of November 9.
Also speaking at the event, Bet9ja’s Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager, Adetunji Meshioye disclosed that the company was a part of the Lagos Women Run in 2017 as a part sponsor but decided to move a step forward as the main sponsor because of its desire to contribute positively to the empowerment of the women folks.