Okpekpe Road Race
NB Plc reaffirms support for Okpekpe Road Race
The Nigerian Breweries Plc has once again thrown its weight behind the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race. Last year, the company joined the cast of corporate organisations, who supported the race as it became the first ever and only IAAF silver label road running event to hold in Nigeria nay West Africa. “This year, Nigerian Breweries Plc…
Osheku predicts new course record at Okpekpe Road Race
Former national 800m/1500m runner and foremost athletics coach, Anthony Osheku has predicted new course records at the seventh edition of the IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race, which holds next month in Okpekpe, Edo State. Osheku, one of Nigeria’s top road race experts, believes the 2019 IAAF regulations and the decision of the…
Okpekpe Road Race gets May 25 date as registration begins
The Organisers of the seventh edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have revealed that the race will hold on May 25, adding that registration for the event has been officially declared open. In a statement yesterday, the organisers disclosed that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and…
Single crucial step in my career, by Okpekpe theme song writer
Sefiya Ibrahim, who wrote the Okpekpe Road Race theme song, believes her latest single would take her career to a higher level. According to the Abia State-born afro-pop songstress, the hit single, entitled Your Money, is her second musical effort of the year, following the release of her EP ‘Antidote’ earlier in January. The Computer…
Okpekpe Road Race’s empowerment programme thrills Keystone Bank
Keystone Bank has expressed satisfaction with its women empowerment programme at the just concluded Okpekpe International 10km Road Race held in Okpekpe near Auchi, Edo State.
Tuei, Munanu, others to arrive for Okpekpe Road Race on Thursday
During the countdown to the race yesterday, the head of Okpekpe Road Race secretariat, Mercy Etukudo said Tuei, a Kenyan, will jet in with her compatriot, Mary Munanu, who is the fourth fastest woman over the distance this year courtesy the 31:34 she ran last January to come third in the Valencia 10km road race.
Organisers pledge to deliver technology-driven 2018 Okpekpe Road Race
Still basking in the euphoria of the silver label accorded the annual Okpekpe International 10km Road Race, organisers of the race have promised to continue adopting new technology to keep the competition at par with the best of its kind in the world.
PDP, APC trade words over alleged funding of Okpekpe road race
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of wasting N70 million to fund the 2017 Okpekpe Road Race.
Ethiopians dominate Okpekpe Road Race
However, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, completed the 10km race in 86.4 minutes to fulfill his promise to run for “We Care Trust Charity.”
Organisers confirm 15 gold level athletes for Okpekpe Road Race
The organisers of the fifth edition of the 10-kilometre Okpekpe Road Race have confirmed that a record 15 gold level-running elite athletes will participate in the race for the men and women’s titles and the $15,000 top prize....
‘Okpekpe road race privately run, not Edo government-owned’
Those were the words of Joseph Nwobike, SAN, Counsel to Okpekpe International 10km road race, while reacting to a publication on the issue. He stated that the publication tagged, ‘Athletes, officials fault Edo Government on Okpekpe road race,’ was not based on proper investigation.