2017 Accra Marathon: Routes for race announced

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The organizers of the annual Accra Marathon event have named the various routes for this year's race.

According to the organizers, the race which will be held on Saturday, October 7 will start from the Black Star Square [21km race] going through the John Evans Atta Mills High Street, turning onto the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue road, through the Lutterodt Street.

The runners will then turn onto the Liberia Road and turn left onto the Independence Avenue, which will lead them to the 37 Military Hospital where they will turn onto the Giffard Road, straight to the Labadi Beach Hotel where they will turn right on the La Road to come and finish the race at the Black Star Square [the starting point].

The Accra Marathon is a city-focused marathon aimed at promoting the city of Accra and the economic/ tourism opportunities in the capital. The theme for this year's event is - ‘Accra, A Vibrant and Smart City.’

The 2017 Accra Marathon is sponsored by GNPC, Menzgold, Coral Paints, Peugeot, Papaye, MTN, Total Ghana, GOIL, UNB, Gridco, BS5, Twillium Ghana, Tang Palace Hotel, DDP, IPMC, AMS, Wigal, Kasapreko, Ghana Shippers Council and Millennium Insurance.

Registration can be done online via www.accramarathon.com, the AMA head office in Accra central, Frankies [Osu], and the Millennium Marathon office at Nima.

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine

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