Okpekpe is more than just a collection of fertile farmlands or a window into the past, it is a living modern village of approximately 50,000 people. The Village 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.
It is the Highest paying complete road race in Nigeria. It is different from the Obudu International mountain race which is run off-road. In terms of tourism, the area covers the highest point in Edo State.
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. The invitation extended to all CAA Member Federations, all military and para-military have sent in entries (2,000 – 3,000).
- Conceptualised as a way of promoting distance and endurance related races for our athletes.
- Could pass for high altitude high-performance training for our athletes.The gradient is about 1:3
- It is a chance to make our local community have a first-hand feel of hosting an international event while enjoying some of the economic benefits that could come with
- To showcase the excellent standard of infrastructure that has been provided by the Govt of Edo State led by the Comrade Governor.