The Okpekpe Road Race invites world-class runners from around the world in a tradition to intermix local recreational and up and coming runners with the best of the best. Invitation extended to all CAA Member Federations, all military and para-military have sent in entries
|Race Name||Okpekpe Road Race|
|Date & Time||Saturday, May 13, 2017
Starting Time 6:00 am
|Participating countries||Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Morocco, Israel, Bahrain , Morocco and Nigeria .|
|Course||The Okpekpe Road Race starts in Apana Road and ends in Okpekpe, Edo State.
Okpekpe is famous for its position on the hill top in the Edo North Senatorial district and its huge agricultural and investment potential and quite a suitable tourism destination.
|Distance||10 Kilometres over hills and tarred Roads|
|Competition Rules||The races will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the IAAF and AFN .
IAAF Road Race Label Regulations also apply to the Okpekpe Road Race 2016 which has been certified by the IAAF as a Bronze Label road race.
|Elite Athlete Management|
|Expected Number of Participants||3,000 Runners|
|Eligibility||Must have been duly registered, passed medical test and sign the waiver|
|Application||How to Apply
1. Online Registration : Click HERE to Fill the Entry form2. Manual Entry :Option 1 – Download the Registration form (Pdf) ,Complete the form, scan and submit as attachment to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org)Click here to Download the ENTRY FORM (PDF)
Option 2 – Pick-up a Registration form from the address below , Complete and submit .
All International Elite Athlete only to apply for registration through Elite Athlete Manager
Deadline of Entry / Application Period
Entry form and other documents must be received by the deadline date and entries mailed after the deadline date will not be accepted.
Registration for the 2017 Okpekpe Road Race will end 12th of May, 2017.
Screening and Accreditation
/Number Card Pick-Up Centers
|Final Registration and Number Pick up starts on Wednesday, May 10th to May 12th , 2017 from 7:30 a.m. at Yak Hotel (Auchi, Benin Road)|
|Prize Money||Financial prizes would be given to 8 people who come tops in the race and top 5 Nigerian Athletes
Payment of prize money only for invited athletes and Nigerians (mention and announce Tax or no tax)
|Travel and Lodging||We will be able to provide local travel, Hotel & board for invited IAAF Label athletes in Edo State.
Payment of travel for all invited athletes, appearance only for top performances
Please do not bring unexpected guests as we can not house spouses, coaches, friends without prior arrangement.
TRAVEL AND LODGING ENQUIRIES :
2. The race may broadcast on television and stream as Internet video.
3. The moving images, photograph, articles, and the personal records of the race may be used in the advertising materials such as booklets and posters, and be placed in the media such as TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and Internet.The organizers, co-organizers, and any organizer-approved third party may execute it for promotional and race management purposes.
|Important Notes||The organizer will not provide any pre-medical checkup.
All participants must take personal responsibility for their own personal health condition. It is strongly recommended that each participant undergoes a medical check prior to the race of their own accord.The organizer will administer first aid to those participants who display discomfort or sickness or who incur injuries during the race, but no responsibility will be taken for any subsequent treatment.Doping control is conducted under IAAF Anti-Doping Regulations or AFN Anti-Doping Regulations.
The organizer will collect either a blood sample, urine sample or both, in order to conduct a dope test, before or after the race. According to instructions, the applicable person must undergo this test.Athletes who are required to take prohibited substances or methods written in the Prohibited List to treat an illness must apply TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions).The details can be checked from World Anti-Doping Agency’s website. http://www.wada-ama.org/en/The event will be operated in compliance with all domestic laws and regulations.