President of Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS, Africa), Mitchel Obi, who is delighted the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race has been granted full membership of Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), has pledged his association’s desire to partner with the organisers to stimulate awareness about the race.
Obi wrote in a message to the race’s organiser, “at the instance of all sports journalists in Africa please accept our deep congratulation for your landmark memberships of AIMS. It is a fitting testimony to your diligence and the communal strength and support engineered by you and your team to make Okpekpe International Road race an event to behold annually.
“We look forward to your effective anchor with AIPS AFRICA to stimulate greater awareness and followership in the continent and beyond in the coming editions. We delight with your new status and once again felicitations.”This year’s Okpekpe Race, the fifth edition, will hold on May 13, 2017 in Okpekpe, a town in Etsako East Local Council of Edo State.