The 8th special raffle draw of the Big Millennium Marathon was held at Osu, in front of the Starlite shop where expectant and anxious registered runners including disabled athletes gathered to witness the transparent and interesting activity.

After the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) has conducted a free and fair draw, the proud winners present were Mustapha Abu, a designer from Nima, Ernest Kumah, an accountant fromTema and Derrick Nii Nortey Dowuana, a Real Estate Agent from Osu.

They were rewarded with expensive Garmin sports watches from Brandmania Ltd. Joseph El-Aschker, brands manager said the sports watch checks sleep pattern, counts walking and running steps and heart beat.

The executive director of the Millennium Marathon Sports Ltd, Ambassador Ashim Morton said the first 10,000 people to cross the finish lines in both the 5km and 21km will get special prizes.

He hinted that the medals for all participants have been ordered from abroad and they will be landing soon. He urged Ghanaians to comply with traffic rules and regulations on September 22 as the principal streets would be closed for the international event.

He praised the media for the massive publicity the Millennium Marathon has enjoyed this year and advised Ghanaians to join and be part of the historic event which has attracted runners from all over the world.

The 9th comes off at the Accra Polo Club on September 15 before the final 10th draw at the Black Star Square on September 22 where the Nissan Kicks SUV at stake will be driven home by a lucky person.

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine