Coca Cola joins Okpekpe road race

Coca Cola and Eva Water will refresh athletes, officials and spectators when the 7th edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) silver label Okpekpe International 10km road race holds on May 25 in Okpekpe, Edo State.

Zak Amodu, Director of Organisation for the race says Coca Cola, the biggest-selling soft drink in history and Eva water have come on board as refreshment partners of the historic race.

“This is a big development for us at Okpekpe to have unarguably the best soft drink and purest processed water join us as we strive to make more history for Nigeria and West Africa,” Amodu said.

“Remember we are the first road race to be granted a label race in Nigeria and West Africa which means we are the first road running event to be internationally recognised. We didn’t stop there as we also moved a step up to a silver label race and our target now is to go for gold.

“Our target is to get a gold label for the race next year and the new IAAF road race rules have made it compulsory that we use the template of the label we are aspiring for in the event preceding the label. This means that this year’s race will have a gold label standard written all over it especially in terms of the quality of the elite field.”

Amodu reveals Coca Cola will be providing cash and all its products in Nigeria for the race.