Three new winners emerged last Saturday at the seventh bi-monthly raffle draw of the 2018 Millennium Marathon held at the premises of Brand Mania Limited, importers of Garmin products, at Osu in Accra.
The winners, who were picked randomly from about 300 registered athletes, were Derrick Nii Nortey Dowuona, a staff of Workers Welfare Housing Foundation at Osu, Ernest Kumah, an accountant at the Cocoa Processing Company and Mustapha Abu, a fashion designer from Nina.
For their rewards, the three winners took home Garmin products to help them work on their fitness ahead of the main event slated for the Independence Square on September 22.
“I am happy to win this award ahead of the main event. My talent has been doormat for some time now but this is the time for me to showcase my talent to the world during the Millennium Marathon,” said Ernest Kumah.
Speaking at the event, Brand Manager of Brand Mania Limited Joseph El-Aschkar noted that fitness was a serious issue all over the world hence the decision to bring in Garmin products to help Ghanaians check their daily activities such as number of steps to take as well as their sleeping patterns.
“We import a lot of Garmin products such as fish finders for marine purposes and watches which help people be conscious of their daily activities and work towards getting fit,” Mr El-Aschkar said.
Meanwhile, the Millennium Marathon Sporting Limited (MMSL), organisers of the annual Millennium Marathon competition have introduced a number of activities to make this year’s event much bigger and better as the brand keeps growing.
On Saturday, September 15, there will be a Healthy Cuisine Fair, which will come off at the Accra Polo Club. The one-day event is expected to bring together vendors of various foods items meant to guide athletes on dieting.
This will be followed with a Health and Fitness Summit on September 18 at the British Council at 10 am. The summit, which is powered by Impact Clinic, official medical outfit for the 2018 Millennium Marathon, is meant to equip the athletes with the necessary health information as they prepare for the main event.
Also on Wednesday, September 19, there will be a sports fashion show at the Alisa Hotel which is powered by Beautiful Beneath Sports Shop based at East Legon, while a pasta party will also be held on September 21 at the offices of the Millennium Marathon Sporting Limited at Nima at 6 pm before the main event on September 22.