Director of Organisation for the annual Okpekpe 10kilometre road race, Zak Amodu has revealed that the body has secured the sponsorship of Linkage Assurance plc as the Official Insurer of the fourth edition slated to hold on May 7.
Disclosing this at a world press conference in Lagos on Sunday, Amodu said: ” In our determination to meet the requirement of the IAAF label condition, we have this afternoon secured the sponsorship of Linkage Assurance plc as the Official Insurer of the fourth edition of the OKPEKPE road road. They will provide insurance cover for the entire 3000 runners expected this year on a value in kind basis with some cash to support the overall race organisation.
“The total financial commitment of 10m Naira will be envisaged to cover the following:
1.Death benefit for each athlete and official;
2. Permanent Disablement;
3. Medical Expenses.
Linkage will be the joining the following broadcast partners:
Supersports – they will broadcast on Pay TV and support with a pre-event Lets Play activity for 2000 kids on the 6th May 2014.
AIT will be broadcasting terrestrial as a broadcast partner alongside Channels TV