World Athletics, the international governing body for athletics has confirmed Saturday May 28, 2022 for the eighth edition of the silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race.
The race, the first road running event to be granted a label by World Athletics in West Africa was twice postponed in 2020 and 2021 following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, but Mike Itemuagbor, Chief Executive Officer of Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of the race, says the historic event will make a big, bang return in 2022.
“We have done all the documentations reguired and we are delighted that World Athletics has confirmed the date we set for the race,” said Itemuagbor whose race is also the first to be recognised by the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS).
Itemuagbor is grateful to those who have been making enquiries about when the race will return.
“We are happy to tell them that the annual festival of road running the Okpekpe race…
Source: Complete Sports