All is set for the sixth edition of the Okpekpe Road Race scheduled to hold on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Edo state. The race will feature about 3,000 runners from Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Morocco, Israel, Bahrain, and Nigeria.
Nigeria’s foremost brewer, Nigerian Breweries through its premium malt drink, Amstel Malta, has lent its support to the marathon as a friend of the race. This was revealed by the Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, who revealed that this sponsorship will boost the image of the event and the growing popularity of the Okpekpe Race.
The 10km Road Race, that will start on Apana road and end on Okpekpe road, promises a financial reward for the first 8 winners and the first 5 Nigerians to hit the 10km mark.
The Okpekpe International 10km Race is the only race, recognized by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Edo state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the state is ready to host this edition of the Okpekpe Road Race. He assured that the world-class event would attract visitors from far and wide.
The Portfolio Manager, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Nigerian Breweries, Ngozi Nkwoji, expressed great satisfaction with the level of preparedness on the part of the organizers. She also stated that “Amstel Malta recognizes the capabilities of people and inspires them to always be their best”.
Amstel Malta is a major player in the sports industry especially with its support for the National Football Teams, including the Super Eagles who will be representing Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup kicking off June 14th, 2018 in Russia. Amstel Malta, the premium malt drink, will support Okpekpe Road Race with cash prizes, drinks, and branded items.