The first-ever mini marathon in the Ashanti Region has been scheduled for Saturday, November 5th, 2022.
The event is part of activities to launch the Inspired by Sports Academy in Ghana. The participants will run a five-kilometre race from the Baba Yara Stadium through some principal streets in Kumasi and end at the starting point.
The marathon, an initiative of Inspired by Sports is expected to attract over 2,000 athletes across the country.
According to the organizers, athletes who excel in the marathon will attend a six-month training camp in the UK and also be given scholarships to study in the USA.
The winner of the marathon walks away with GH₵5,000, GH₵,3,000 and third place gets GH₵1,000.
Also joining the race would be Under-15 and Under-18 athletes who will run two kilometres and three kilometres respectively. Older runners aged 45 and above will run three kilometres.
Persons can register for the mini marathon by dialling 0244649969 and 0547700118. The event is sponsored by Inspired by Sports, Holidays With Purpose, Kit Aid and Riari Apparel.