All set for 2022 Kwahu Mountain Marathon

Accra, April 15, GNA – The third Kwahu Mountain Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday with over 1000 runners from Ghana and across the African continent expected to participate.

This year’s 21km Marathon which would start from Nkawkaw to Mpraeso would see athletes compete for the ultimate $2000 cash prize and other products from sponsors which include Hollard Insurance, X Mineral Water and Lyman Properties.

According to Mr Edward Boahen, the Project Manager of the Kwahu Mountain Marathon, this year’s event was going to be ‘mega’ as they expect over 1000 runners to participate.

He announced that international athletes have started arriving for the marathon.

He said that the objective of the marathon was to promote sports tourism, unearth talents and build the Kwahu Easter celebrations brand.

He noted the marathon could not be staged over the last two years due to the outbreak of COVID-19, but was poised to make the race the biggest in the country.

Mr. Boahen also noted that there would be cash prizes for female athletes who would compete in this year’s race as well as consolation prizes for runners who would take part in the event.

Other side attractions of the marathon would include a health screening exercise and COVID-19 sensitization drive as well as free vaccinations.

Source: Ghana News Agency