‘Who rules Kumasi 2018’ marathon launched

Mr Anim Addo

Mr Anim Addo

A cash prize of GH¢13,400.00 will be at stake for winners of the “Who Rules Kumasi 2018 Marathon Race Competition”, to be held in Kumasi on September 29, organizers of the event, My Sports Organization has announced.

Split into age categories of 18 years and above (seniors) and under 18 (juniors), the first three of the seniors would walk home with GH¢2, 000.00, GH¢1, 200.00 and GH¢800.00 respectively while the top three of the juniors would also walk away with GH¢500.00, GH¢300.00 and GH¢200.00 respectively.

There would also be special prizes for the fourth to 20th placed positions, to boost the morale for future competition.

These came to light at the launch of the competition at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Tuesday under the headline sponsorship of Dechris Company Limited of the Chrisbill Group of Companies.

Over 100 athletes are expected to participate in the 21 kilometre race which would start from the Heroes Park of the Baba Yara Stadium and go through the Anloga junction, Airport roundabout, Suame roundabout, Patasi, Santasi roundabout, Ahodwo roundabout, Asokwa interchange and end up at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Mr. Anim Addo, General Manager of My Sports Organization told newsmen that the best athletes, both male and female in the senior category, would attract a full educational scholarship from Multimedia Institute of Ghana, as an additional package.

Mr. Addo said necessary measures have been put in place to ensure the security of the athletes.

President of the Ghana Athletics Coaches Association, Anselm Nyavedzie, noted that long distance running has not been hyped in the country and that has resulted in Ghana not having enough of such athletes.

He said the Association was looking forward for the competition to bring out the best for the nation and commended the organizers for the vision.

On his part, Mr. Boahen Richard of the Multimedia Institute of Ghana explained that the best athletes to be offered the scholarship would have the privilege to choose any of the Institutes’ programmes for study.

FROM KINGSLEY E. HOPE, KUMASI

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