Dansoman Keep Fit Club men‚Äôs organizer Eddie Nii Boye Aryeetey says the registration exercise for this year‚Äôs Milo Marathon is gathering momentum.
He said in an interview, ‚ÄúSo far over 1,000 prospective runners in the Mass Sport are through with the registration process and we‚Äôre hoping the number would soar as the event approaches.
‚ÄúRegistration for the U-15 category began last Monday and the response has been very encouraging as usual.
‚ÄúOn Monday, medical screening for the runners will take full force, but as we speak, the Stadium Clinic (Civil Service Clinic) has already begun with the screening,‚ÄĚ he added.
The ¬†Dansoman Keep Fit Club, organizers of the event, Adjin Tettey‚Äôs Residence, Dansoman, Control, Pee Tay (High Street), Ebony Restaurant, Nkrumah Circle and the Stadium Clinic at the Accra Stadium, Abrantie Sport, Lapaz, Max Mart, 37, and the Tema Stadium have been earmarked as centers for the registration exercise.
The 42 km Mass Sport race, as usual, will start from ¬†Nungua, The Point ¬†¬†and end at the Dansoman Keep Fit Club, with the U-15 category, now reduced from 15 to 5km, starting from the Azumah Nelson Complex ¬†to the Dansoman Keep Fit Club.
Up for grabs for the winners in the mass sport is 10,000 Cedis, 7,000 Cedis and 5,000 Cedis for¬† first, second and third places respectively as well as trophies, certificates and Milo products.
The first three positions in the juvenile category on the other hand will take home 1,200, Cedis 800 Cedis and 500Cedis respectively.
Cash prizes will also be up for grabs for those who will finish from 4th to 100th position.
An estimated 5,000 runners participated in last year‚Äôs edition, and Nestle Ghana is targeting 7,000 runners, consisting 4,000 for the U-15, and 3,000 for mass sport.
Nestle Ghana is supporting this year‚Äôs event dubbed ‚ÄėChampions Run the City‚Äô.¬†¬†¬†
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum