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Accra Mayor launches 2023 Inter-City Homowo Marathon, now fixed for August 4

The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Sackey on Wednesday launched the second edition of the Accra Inter-City Marathon which will now be held on Friday, August 4, 2023.

The race which starts from the Accra Sports Stadium to Manste Agbonaa in James Town include the elite 21km, 10km, 5km and a wheelchair event for the disabled and roller skaters.

Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Sackey speaking at the launch in Accra on Wednesday

Hon. Sackey announced that the race is part of the 125th anniversary of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and took the opportunity to invite all sports loving people to register through the short code *380*21# to take part in the memorable event to celebrate the exciting Ga Homowo Festival with a whooping 70,000 Ghana Cedis at stake for the winners.

The first female Mayor of Accra also expressed excitement about the Accra Inter-City Marathon is being held together with the Homowo Walk during her term to sensitise the people on living a healthy lifestyle.

The winner of this year’s race is assured a copl ten thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS10,000) plus sponsors products and the opportunity to represent Ghana at the Soweto Marathon in South Africa.

Hon. Sackey urged Ghanaian athletes not to fear Kenyan or Ethiopian runners joining to run, but go all out and prove that Ghanaians are also capable.

Nana Dwomoh, General Manager of Serene Insurance revealed their contribution of ome million Ghana Cedis to sponsor the event in addition to a one thousand Ghana Cedis accident insurance cover for all registered participants.

He said Serene has an amazing travel insurance policy which all travellers must take advantage of in acquiring visas.

William Dodzi Ezah, the Race Director said marathons boost tourism and is an event for health, culture and people so their presence and participation must be felt to beat the numbers of last year. He assured registered participants of incentive ackage.s.

Merfia Ayeh Adisi, Marketing Executive of Medivents, the organisers said they are poised to stage a classic event.

Madam Kisiwa Fiagbe, Marketing Manager of sponsors, HD+ said they are proud to be part of the Accra Inter-City Marathon because of its quality and innovation as well as promotion of health and culture.

Accounts Manager of TxT Ghana, Kwame Obeng Nuamah also indicated that the world is moving digital and all endeavors should take advantage of their mobile media services.

Henri Senyo Payin, General Manager of Medivents, Numo Nikoi Amasa II, Klan Wulomo and Nana Dwemoh unveiled the vests to be worn during the marathon.

The Accra Inter-City Marathon is sponsored by Allied Consortium, HD+, Serene Insurance, TxT Ghana, Happy FM, Infobox Media Group (IMG),, Zimansky Hotel, G4S, and Aqua Blue Mineral Water.

The partners are the Ga Traditional Council, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana Athletics, Ghana Paralympic Committee and Ghana Olympic Committee.

Present were Naa Badu Adiagba I of Abelempke, Dzorwulu, Naa Yoomo Heshiebalor I of Soko and Magajia Khadija Dobomme of Oyibi who represented the Ga Traditional Council.

Credit: Sammy Heywood Okine

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