Access Bank Marathon Winners to share $500,000

Access Bank Plc. ( has offered the cumulative price of 500,000 USD be won by contestants in this year’s edition of marathon billed for February 8.

The bank reiterated its commitment to supporting marathon is to boost tourism and improve the nation’s gross domestic products.

With the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon fast approaching, the headline sponsor and Africa’s largest Bank by retail size, said its sponsorship of the race is geared towards improving the economic and social outlook of the state.

Speaking on this, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc., Herbert Wigwe said, “As one of the leading banks in Nigeria and indeed Africa, it is imperative for us to support the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate.

“Hence, we have sponsored the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon for five years to make Lagos State more attractive to tourists and foreign investors alike.


“We have also used this platform as an avenue to create more jobs and opportunities to thousands in the state,” he added.

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He added that, “to ensure that the impact of the marathon, as felt in Lagos State, is duplicated and sustained, we have also begun sponsoring marathons and other sporting events across different states in Nigeria as highlighted by our sponsorship of the Abeokuta marathon.”

With over 100,000 participants recorded across the last two editions of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Wigwe said he expects the trend to continue.

The marathon has moved up from a Bronze Label to a Silver Label, in less than five years after its maiden edition, continues to garner the respect of top international and local athletes alike.

“This year’s edition of the marathon billed for February 8 offers a cumulative prize of 500,000 USD to be won by contestants”, the bank said in a statement.

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