Okpekpe Road Race
Winners at the 10-kilometre Okpekpe Road Race, which holds this weekend, will share from a total prize purse of over N60 million, the organisers have said. The eighth edition will hold on Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State.
Ethiopia’s Yasin Haji and Kenya’s Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei will lead a truly world-class elite cast of athletes to the World Athletics Elite Label eighth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race scheduled to hold on Saturday May 28, 2022 in Okpekpe, Edo state of Nigeria. Haji is the ninth fastest man over the 10km race so far…
Organiser of the historic Okpekpe international 10km road race, Mike Itemuagbor, has hailed the appointment of legendary long jumper Yusuf Alli as Team Nigeria coordinator for the 2022 Commonwealth Games which holds this August in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Alli, a former Africa, Commonwealth and World University Games champion and two-time World Athletics Championship and one-time…
Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has pledged the state’s continuous support for the Okpekpe International 10k Road Race, affirming that it will return bigger and better this year.
5 Apr 2020
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29 Apr 2019
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…
23 Apr 2019
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…
18 Mar 2019
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…
19 Oct 2018
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…
22 May 2018
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.
8 May 2018
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.
1 Dec 2017
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.