Organisers of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race, yesterday, announced its renewed partnership with Nigerian Breweries Plc., which first joined the sponsors’ list in 2017.
The ninth Okpekpe Road Race will hold on May 27, 2023. Announcing the new deal, Race Director, Zack Amodu, said: “NB Plc. will also be celebrating the race’s new status as the first gold label 10km road running event in Nigeria.
“Nigerian Breweries Plc. is coming in as the official malt drink of the race and we are thrilled that such a socially responsible corporate organisation has thrown its weight behind us yet again. This is a testimony to the growing popularity of the Okpekpe road race.”
Amodu said Nigerian Breweries Plc., as the official malt drink of the race, would refresh athletes, spectators and officials with its two classic brands, Amstel Malta and the ZAGG Energy Malt.
In 2015, Okpekpe 10km Road Race became the first road race in West Africa to be granted a World Athletics label status, which means it is regarded as one of the world’s leading road races.
It is also the first road race in Nigeria to have its racecourse measured by a World Athletics/AIMS certified course measurer.