The grand launch of the maiden edition of the Sekondi-Takoradi marathon has been set for Monday, November 9, 2020.
The event would be held at the plush Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi.
The marathon, which is expected to cover a distance of 21 kilometers (half marathon) would be part of the activities marking the ever popular Ankos Festival, also known as “Taadi Bronya” held in December annually for over 10years.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon, an initiative of Medivents Consult and Total Marketing & Tours Limited shall be under the distinguished endorsement of the Western Regional Minister Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah.
According to the organisers of the marathon, the initiative is to give the festival a sporting spice and also serve as a platform to attract attention to the numerous tourist destinations in the Western Region.
“Sports is a major tool for promoting unity and peace. We have a big festival in December each year and it is appropriate we add sports to attract and position the youth.
“We believe there are potential long distance athletes in the region and this will offer the best platform to exhibit their talents and make a case for the Western Region.
“This marathon has come to stay and it would be part of the festival each year going forward. We want to show case the sporting potential of the region as well,” Mr. Akpene Darko-Cobbina Spokesperson for the event said.
The marathon scheduled for December 26, under the mandate of the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) would see thousands troop to the Oil City and to battle for the juicy packages at stake.
The event so far has Africa World Airlines (AWA), Halfan Ghana Limited, Lakeside Estate, Cowbell, Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel, and GOIL as sponsors.