The governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki has revealed that the Okpeke 10km road race would take a new face this year as more activities would be added to spice the event.
Obaseki announced this when the board and management of Ecobank, paid him a courtesy visit at government house in Benin on Thursday.
Obaseki, thanking the financial institution for the level of support they have shown towards promoting good governance and his administration said that the state was beefing up plans to make the next edition more outstanding and organise a festival at the end of the event.
‘’Okpekpe is a flagship race and we want to take it to the next level this year. We want you to step up your support as we intend to give the race more promotion and have a brand. We want to introduce more activities; people will run for more causes, like running for charity’’, he said.
A statement from the Office of the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Obaseki said, the Okpekpe Road Race invited world-class runners from around the world to engender a tradition of intermixing local recreational and upcoming runners with the best in the world. The participating countries include Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Morocco, Israel, Bahrain, Morocco and Nigeria.