Sportswear giants, Nike has concluded arrangements to organise the maiden edition of “Nike We Run Race” series in the country. The 10 km race which will hold in Lagos on November 16 is expected to attract more than 2000 participants and will be flagged off by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, from the Onikan Stadium with the race going through the Eko Bridge and terminating at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Disclosing this to the media during the official unveiling of the race logo, Head of Nike Operations in Nigeria, Keit Lewins, noted that the race will make Lagos the 16th city to organise the race out of 26 cities slated to host it as well as help to connect runners around the world and forge a new global community of athletes through Nike’s most connected race series spiced up with innovative Nike technology.
According to him, participants can expect a unique and memorable experience as they will be running against the back drop of some Lagos iconic landmarks just as he promised that the first 100 athletes to get to the finish line will be rewarded with a free pair of Nike shoes, while there will be musical performances by a leading musical group at the end of the race.
Lewins while announcing that registration for the race is free and will commence on November 1 with collection of race pack for successful registered participants between November 11-14, advised intending participants to register at the numerous Nike stores at Ikeja Shopping Mall, The Palms, Lekki and Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Surulere, Lagos.