7th Annual Accra International Marathon, Ghana
Start: Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 5:30 AM (+00:00)
Registration Closing Date
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
Please come run or walkwith the people generallydescribed as amongstthe friendliest in theworld as we take boldsteps to save our own lives.Dedicated healthcare and medical personnel will beon hand to perform free health screening, includingvisual and dental checks, and to provide advice onexercise, diet and nutrition. Participants will alsoenjoy free massages from trained physio- and massagetherapists.
Starting from the unspoiled scenic beach town of Prampram through the port city of Tema and ending at the popular La Pleasure Beach in Accra 26 miles away, the Accra International Marathon (AIM) has great potential to truly develop into the beach to beach marathon of Ghana s capital city. The vision of AIM is to attract national and international participants to a world-class marathon running and walking event in the nation s capital and to be a fundraising vehicle in support of The Longevity Project (the Project). The mission of the Project is to increase the life expectancy and quality of life of Ghanaians. The prevailing life expectancy is approximately 58 years.
Locally resident Ghanaians should check with race organizers or the nearest Regional Sports Council Office for subsidized fees and terms.
In appreciation for all you contribute to society, Peace Corps Volunteers, Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, and similar volunteers based in Africa receive a special discount to register in the marathon, half marathon, or 4-member team relay. You will be required to show a valid PCV, JOCV, or other appropriate Volunteer ID at packet pickup.