This year’s Kwahu Easter Marathon has officially been launched at the MJ Grand Hotel at East Legon, Accra.
In the launch was the presence of the representative of the Kwahu Paramount Chief, Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong, General Secretary of the Ghana Athletics Association, Bawah Fuseini, Sponsorship Manager of the Kwahu Easter Marathon, Henry Senyo, Project Manager, William Ezah including Kweku Amevor Wilson, Director of Sports at the NSA and Dr. Ofosu Asare.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday 11 April 2020 during the Easter festivities at Kwahu.
The event has marked for a 21 kilometers race through the principal streets of Kwahu Mpraeso starting from the Kwahu GOIL Filling Station and finishing at the Kwahu Traditional Council.
This year’s event has been reduced from 42 to 21 kilometers due to the nature of the mountainous area of Kwahu which exuded every strength from athletes in previous years as juxtaposed to World Athletics Marathon of 42.198 kilometers.
Winners of this year’s Marathon will run home with amount of GHc10,000.00, GHc5,000.00 and GHc1,500.00 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively for the men and GHc5,000.00, GHc2,500.00 and GHc1,500.00 cedis for the women which is an improvement to last year’s event.
The winner of the 2020 Marathon will be flown by ASKY, a sponsor of this year’s event, to South Africa for an international Marathon later this year to boost his/her capabilities.