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Organisers of Okpekpe Race Unveil Special Medal for 10th Edition

Posted : 20 May 2024

The organizers of the 10th edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have unveiled the special medals for the edition.


Recall that the 10th edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race is just five days away in Okpekpe town, Edo State.


Pamodzi Sports Marketing, the event’s organizers, say the design of the medals was driven by a focus on uniqueness and originality to align with the race’s status as the first road running event in Nigeria to have its course measured by a World Athletics certified course measurer and the first in West Africa to be granted a label status.


Zack Amodu, the race director, reveals the reason behind the unveiling of commemorative medals for the race.


‘This is a celebration of organizing a world-class race for 10 years devoid of controversies and that has always received commendations from World Athletics in terms of upgrading the race from the bronze label we started with in 2015 to silver in 2018 and gold in 2023, a year after the race returned from a two-year Covid-induced absence on the World Athletics road race calendar.


‘We are proud to set the pace for others to come and become world-class like us not only in Nigeria but in the entire West African region. We have unveiled a commemorative medal just for this race as it carries not just the logo of the race with the green color of Nigeria running across its face, but it was also designed around the figure 10, which easily shows it’s a celebration of 10 years of a historic event,’ said Amodu.


Continuing, Amodu says it is imperative the medals connect sports, heroism, and national identity and that they are all crafted from a unique brass alloy with each medal plated in gold, silver, or bronze.


‘The medals will be handed out to those who finish within a specified time as well as to celebrities who will be at the race,’ revealed Amodu, who assures of another world-class event on Saturday in Okpekpe.


‘We are crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s. We are ready to deliver yet another spectacular race befitting of our status as the first gold label 10km road race in Nigeria. We are happy the attention of the whole watching world will be on the Okpekpe race as the only World Athletics label race to be run on that date all over the world,’ said Amodu.


The 10th edition of the Gold Label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race will hold on Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Okpekpe town, promising to show the world a true celebration of sport on a unique stage and welcoming everybody who wishes to witness a truly world-class race run over hills and tarred roads.


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