The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has validated that the 2018 Okpekpe International Road Race will commence on May 12th.
The Okpekpe Road Race invites world-class runners from around the world in a tradition to intermix local recreational and up and coming runners with the best of the best.
The 10 Kilometres Road Race starts in Apana Road and ends in Okpekpe, Edo State, Nigeria. The 2017 Edition was won by Ethiopia’s Leul Gabriesialse and Gabru Azemra from the men and women categories respectively.
The 2018 edition will attract a prize cash award of $15,000 and $10,000 for the winner and first runner up respectively.
According to IAAF, Okpekpe race is categorized as a ‘Silver Label Road Races’ within the competition category.