Final registration of athletes for Saturday’s fifth Okpekpe international 10km road race begins today
in Auchi in Edo state.
The registration,according to Yusuf Alli,a former Nigeria international athlete and a top technical official of the race entails screening and accreditation of all athletes who have completed the registration format on any of the platforms provided by the organisers.It will close on Friday,May 12.
”All registered athletes will be screened and accredited for the race which begins early Saturday morning in Okpekpe.They will be provided with their bib numbers as a sign of accreditation for the race,’said Ali who further revealed that the exercise will hold at Yak hotel which is located along Auchi-Benin road in Auchi.
The former Commonwealth long jump record holder also revealed that all registered elite athletes who have been invited by the organisers will be provided accommodation in Auchi while appearance fees will be paid to some of the athletes based on their pre-race performance and pedigree.