Health conscious Lagosians and fitness freaks have been offered a unique platform to live out their passion as GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Limited (GSK), makers of Lucozade Sport isotonic drink and the Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sport and Social Development team up to organise the first of a quarterly 10 kilometers Marathon Fun Run.
Both parties recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the partnership which will see the first race hold on November 23.
Dubbed the Lucozade Sport Lagos City 10km Fun Run, the event is targeted at Staff of Blue Chip organizations, Businessmen and women, professional athletes and students of tertiary institutions. Organisers say that the Start Point will be in Marina while the Finish Point is the Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island.
GSK’s partnership with the Lagos State Government for the Fun Run is being led by the company’s flagship sports engagement brand, Lucozade Sport as part of the company’s contribution to the Lagos Mega City project.
The company’s Managing Director, Mr. Chidi Okoro led the team to the signing of the MOU while the Lagos State Commissioner for Sports, Mr. Enitan Oshodi signed for the state.
The event has been endorsed by the Lagos State Athletics Association which will serve as the Technical Partners. Participation in the event is expected to have teams from leading corporate organizations and professional marathon runners. Forms are already available at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State Athletics Association, Rowe Park, Connect Marketing Office at Motorways, Alausa and online at www.lagoscity10kmrun.com.
It will be the first major running event in Lagos State in the last two years and Lucozade Sport has been sponsoring several other events including the recent Lagos Cyclefest and the Lucozade Sport Open Air Workout which were all aimed at promoting healthy living in the citizens