AIM 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017

Accra: Greater Accra, Accra, Ghana

Running, Distance running, 5K, Half marathon, 10K, Marathon


Activities

  • Marathon - Individual Adult
  • Marathon - Africa-based Volunteer
  • Half Marathon - Individual Adult
  • Half Marathon - Child (under age 15)
  • Half Marathon - Africa-based Volunteer
  • 10K - Individual Adult
  • 10K - Child (under age 15)
  • 10K - Africa-based Volunteer
  • 5K - Individual Adult
  • 5K - Child (under age 15)
  • 5K - Africa-based Volunteer
  • Relay Team - Charity Relay Team

Description

Please come run or walk with the people generally described as amongst the friendliest in the world as we take bold steps to save our own lives. Dedicated healthcare and medical personnel will be on hand to perform free health screening, including vision and dental checks, and to provide advice on exercise, diet and nutrition. Participants will also enjoy free massages from trained physio- and massage therapists.

Starting from the unspoiled scenic beach town of Prampram through the port city of Tema and ending at the popular La Pleasure Beach in Accra 26 miles away, the Accra International Marathon (AIM) has great potential to truly develop into the “beach to beach” marathon of Ghana’s capital city. The vision of AIM is to attract national and international participants to a world-class marathon running and walking event in the nation’s capital and to be a fundraising vehicle in support of The Longevity Project (the Project). The mission of the Project is to increase the life expectancy and quality of life of Ghanaians. The prevailing life expectancy is approximately 58 years.

Locally resident Ghanaians should check with race organizers for subsidized fees and terms

In appreciation for all you contribute to society, Peace Corps Volunteers, Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, and similar volunteers based in Africa receive a special discount to register in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 4-member team relay. Volunteers taking advantage of the discount must show their qualifying volunteer ID during race packet pickup. Those designating someone else to pick up their packets can email us a scanned copy of their qualifying ID or send a photocopy with their designee (the photocopy will be simply examined and returned to the designee).

Event details and schedule

The following information is subject to change. Please be sure to check www.aimghana.com for updates and changes.

RACE PACKETS

Race packet distribution will begin approximately one week before Race Day. Times and locations will be announced on www.AIMghana.com.

The last day of race packet pickup is Saturday, 28 October from 9am-5pm at the Labadi Beach Hotel. Please bring your bank deposit receipt (not applicable to those who registered with a credit card on active.com). If you would like someone else to pick up your packet for you, simply drop us an email letting us know who will pick up for you and ask that person to bring an ID with them. Race packets will not be available on race day.

SHUTTLE PICK-UP & FEE SCHEDULE:
(Shuttle tickets will be available for purchase during race packet pickup)SHUTTLE PICK-UP SCHEDULE:From Labadi Beach Hotel (Finish Line) @coordinates 5.564317, -0.138776
To Full Marathon start line: 4:00am, Fee: GHS25
To Half Marathon start line: 5:10am, Fee: GHS20
To 10K start line: 5:40am, Fee: GHS15
To 5K start line: 5:40am, Fee: GHS10

RACE START TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
Full Marathon - 5:30am
@coordinates 5.776053, 0.082758
In front of the Central University main Aflao Rd gate

Half Marathon - 6:15am
@coordinates 5.634254, 0.004979
In front of GHAPOHA near Tema Harbour entrance

10K - 6:45am
@coordinates 5.602902, -0.070703
In front of Nungua Methodist School

5K - 7:00am
@coordinates 5.587295, -0.099725
Across the street from Teshie Melcom

Organised by

Accra International Marathon

Bella Annex, Off Spintex Rd, Accra

Phone: +233 (0)27 780 2378

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