All set for Kwahu Mountain Marathon on Saturday

Travel & Tourism All set for Kwahu Mountain Marathon on Saturday

All is set for the fifth edition of the Kwahu Mountain Marathon, slated for Saturday, March 30th, 2024, on the theme “Stronger Together—Running into the Future,” Mr. Francis Ameyibor, Executive Director of the Marathon Foundation, Ghana, announced on Thursday.

He said the Kwahu Mountain Marathon being organized by the Marathon Foundation, Ghana, in collaboration with the Kwahu Traditional Council, forms part of national efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle and revamp enthusiasm for Kwahu Easter festivities.

Mr. Ameyibor explained in an interview that at the close of registration on March 16th, about 100 athletes from Ghana, Kenya, and Benin had registered for the marathon, which has also been endorsed by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA).

The Marathon Foundation, Ghana Executive Director, noted that regular running aids in weight management as it burns calories effectively and boosts metabolism; additionally, marathon training contributes to the development of strong muscles and bones, thus reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

Explaining the route for the marathon, Dr. Edward Kwadwo Boahen, Operations Director, Marathon Foundation, Ghana, said the event would start from Nkawkaw to Mpraeso, a distance of about 42 kilometres.

Dr. Boahen explained that the Marathon Foundation, Ghana, working together with the Kwahu Traditional Council, seeks to use the marathon to create a unique platform for the youth to exhibit their talents and grab an opportunity to participate in international competitions.

He said they also seek to promote a unique long-distance race on the mountain, use sports as a tool for promoting health, physical fitness, and tourism, and create a unique platform to harness talent.

The Marathon Foundation, Ghana Operations Director, noted that, as part of promoting a healthy society, the marathon event would also be used as an avenue to champion awareness of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.


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