Ecobank Nigeria has emerged as the official sponsor of the 2017 Okpekpe International 10km Road Race.
Pamodzi Sports Marketing are the organisers of the race slated for May 13 in Okpekpe , Edo State.
The International Association of Athletics Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races have both confirmed May 13 for the competition.
The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Mr. Charles Kie said the bank decided to be involved in the race because it had identified sport as a key component of rapid financial integration and economic development of Africa.
Kie said, “The Okpekpe road race is now synonymous with Ecobank. We are supporting this championship for the fourth year running. It is one of our several ways of supporting sports development.
“We are impressed with the participation of both local and international athletes across the continent. We will continue to be associated with this mutually beneficial initiative.”
Ecobank was the lead sponsor of the 2015 and 2016 editions of the race.