Accra will tomorrow, September 7, be the point of convergence as over 10,000 marathoners across the globe storm the Independence Square for the 5th Millennium Marathon race.
The President and CEO of the Millennium Marathon, Ashim Morton, told the Graphic Sports Online that this year’s event was going to attract the biggest crowd in the race’s history.
“We are expecting over 10,000 participants from all over the world, this is going to be the biggest,” he stated.
According to Dennis Owusu, Head of Marketing of the Millennium Marathon, race bibs, training apparels and other kits will be provided to athletes for the event.
The 21-kilometre and the five-kilometre events, which start and end at the Independence Square, will maintain the known routes of High Street in Accra through the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Liberation Road, National Theatre, Independence Avenue and the 37 Military Hospital Road.
Runners will then turn towards the El-Wak Stadium through to the Giffard Road, Trade Fair and the La main road to the Independence Square.
The five-km race for the juveniles will also start from the same location through High Street, Liberation Road, Starlets 91 Road, Lokko Road, Salem Street, Mission Street, Oxford Street, Awusai Atso Road, La Road and back to the Independence Square.
A significant moment will be when the National Lottery Authority presents a Nissan Micra car to the winner of the Millennium Marathon Raffle Draw.
According to organisers, the reward of a car to any registered participant of the marathon will add to the juicy prizes to be won by the winner of the marathon.
Athletes from Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Uganda are in town for the event.