Due to the escalating covid-19 crisis and the travel restrictions across the globe,organisers of the Okpekpe international 10km Road Race, the first label road running event in West Africa have cancelled the eighth edition of the competition.
The cancellation comes six weeks before the event scheduled for Saturday May 23,2020 in Okpekpe,a hilly town near Auchi,Etsako East local government area of Edo state.
Mike Itemuagbor, promoter of the race says the decision to cancel the first road race in Nigeria and West Africa to be granted a World Athletics label was a difficult one.
“We know this will disappoint many runners who have trained towards the event and tourists who have always chosen the time of the race to escape the hustle and bustle of many Nigerian cities to unwind in a serene, hilly countryside that the Okpekpe community and adjoining towns represent.
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Source: Complete Sports