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Monday, February 1, 2021

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon holds April 10

 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon holds April 10





The 2021 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been moved from February 13, 2021 to April 10, 2021 according to Project Consultant Bukola Olopade, in a statement released on Monday.


“On behalf of our Host City, Lagos, the Center of Excellence, our Headline Sponsor, Access Bank and other partners and sponsors, we sincerely apologize for having to postpone our race from February 13, 2021 to April 10, 2021 because of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the cancellation or postponement of sporting events worldwide especially mass participation events like marathons and road races”.



Olopade revealed that Access Bank Lagos City Marathon organizers and sponsors had put machineries in place to go ahead with the race on February 13, 2021, especially all the Covid-19 protocols set by the World Athletics body and they got the approval of all the government agencies including the Lagos State Safety Commission which approved an elite only race.


The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare also approved for race for February 13, but on second thought, as responsible corporate citizens, it was agreed that the race should be moved since most organization are on lockdown till end of February and with the prediction that by March, we would be experiencing a downward trend in the number of infections and vaccine would be available.



Organizers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon were inundated with calls from Athletics Federations around the world and elite runners who wanted to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Lagos since the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been approved as Olympic Games qualifier by the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the World Athletics,


“We thank federations and elite runners worldwide who has chosen our race to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. Our new date of April 10 still falls within the IOC deadline. Runners have till May 31, 2021 to qualify for the Olympic Games’’.


On whether the April 10 race will accommodate 10km family and fun runners, Olopade said that decision will be in the hands of the technical and medical personnel working with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.



“We have seen the benefits of running that Access Bank Lagos City marathon has revived in Lagos and Nigeria, especially the health benefits. The 10km race is for the people and as Project Consultant, I love to see thousands coming for our race but runners’ health is paramount so will leave the decision to technical and health personnel to decide but I will inform them of the desire of the runners who want the 10km race considered” said Olopade.  


Friday, January 22, 2021

Lagos City Marathon: Organizers Working On Quality Delivery

 Lagos City Marathon: Organizers Working On Quality Delivery

By Kingsley Oyero



Organizers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have said that the 2021 edition of the event will still maintain Its quality despite the reduction in number of runners and individuals involved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Hon. Bukola Olopade, Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, NSML, Right owners of the event in an interview confirmed that the reduction in the numbers of personel is an attestation that everyone involved in staging the silver label event is paying priority attention to the world trend as regards the Covid-19 pandemic.



Honourable Olopade added that the modus operandi of the Lagos City Marathon for this year will be in line with what is applicable to other events around the world.


He said “Although with a reduced number of athletes, the excitement might decrease but our burning passion would see us deliver a massive marathon race in February, we are taking note of what is happening everywhere in the world and come February 13, we will put in place measures that will stand us out as we have always done".



The 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon where three hundred athletes will be on the road for the prize money will also serve as qualifiers for the olympic games.



The race will be broadcast live on Television and multi media channels to ensure people are not on the street to cheer the runners.



All runners, workforce, auxillary workers, security and others will get a booklet of dos and don'ts of the race, from the office of the race's general manager, baring in mind the novel coronavirus

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Kenya Airways becomes Official Airline Partner of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon




 The number of global brands entering into partnership with Access Bank Lagos City Marathon increased on Wednesday as awarding winning airline, Kenya Airways joined the rich list of partners.

With Access Bank as Headline Sponsor, the rich list of partners include 7UP Bottling Company, Eko Atlantic City, Eko Hotels, Revolution Plus Property, Bet9ja, and Skechers. The Center of Excellence, Lagos is the Host City

The deal to bring Kenya Airways on board the award winning Access Bank Lagos City Marathon was brokered by the Project Consultant and Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Bukola Olopade.

In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communication and Media of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Olopade said:
“We are happy to have Kenya Airways as the official airline partner of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, an event that has redefined the trajectory of races in Africa and across the rest of the world.

“This is a partnership that is coming at the right time because the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has positioned Lagos as a global marathon destination and that is fostered by organisations like Kenya Airways who value quality and topnotch delivery which is our signature across all our races.”

Hafeez Balogun, Country Manager, Kenya Airways Nigeria added that: “We are involved with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon because the idea behind the event tallies with our culture of promoting the African spirit. Africans are champions of marathons and Kenya Airways is the pride of Africa.
“We are eagerly looking forward to another excellent show of African spirit of strong will power, determination and perfect finishes at the 2021 Lagos City Marathon.”

The sixth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, winner of the prestigious World Athletics Bronze and Silver Label, is slated for 13th of February 2021.

The event hosts over 100,000 runners from across the world each year, including top elite runners. Hiwever, due to COVID 19 precautions for road races, only 10,000 runners will be allowed to participate in the next edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Nilayo Sports Management Limited is the foremost sports management and marketing company in Nigeria. With over two decades of experience, NSML promotes sporting activities from grass root level to international level in Africa.

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