The organisers of the first ever Kushea Marathon has disclosed the prize package for the 21-Kilometer race fixed for Saturday, October 29, in Kushea in the Central region.
The event, under the auspices of the Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council and the distinguished patronage of Ehunabobrim Prah Agyensaim IV, President of the Owirenkyi Traditional Council, would see the winner go home with GH¢15,000.
The second place winner would receive GH¢8,000, whilst the third placed athlete is expected to pocket GH¢4,000.
According to the organisers, the fourth and fifth positions would take home GH¢2,000 and GH¢1,500 respectively, whilst a consolation prize of GH¢500 each is given to athletes, who would pick the sixth to the tenth positions.
A statement from the organisers said, the prize package is for both male and female winners of the competition; bringing it to a total prize pot of GH¢66,000 for the 20 winners at the end of the competition.
In addition, outstanding athletes would also be presented with medals and certificates of participation among others.
It said the prize package was one of the highest prize packages in marathons in the country.
The marathon is part of activities designed for the celebration of the 2022 Kantamanto festival, and to promote tourism in the area.
It is expected to attract athletes from all over the country and would commence at Assin Bunglow and end at the forecourt of the Assin Kushea Palace.
The race, which has already received the backing of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), with the routes already certified is expected to attract over 500 athletes.
Assin Kushea, located in the Central region, is touted as the cleanest town in Ghana, with a much disciplined community.
The Kushea Marathon is an initiative of the Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council and organized by Medivents Consult – Media, Public Relations and Events Management outfit. –GNA