Kushea Marathon 2022 Winners to Pocket Ghc15ooo Each
The organisers of the maiden edition of the Kushea Marathon have unveiled the prize package for the 21-kilometre race fixed for Saturday, October 29, at Assin Kushea in the Central Region of Ghana.
The event under the auspices of Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council, and the distinguished patronage of Ehunabobrim Prah Agyensaim IV, President of Owirenkyi Traditional Council, would see the winner going home with fifteen thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢15,000), with the second place taking eight thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢8,000), whilst the third placed athlete would pocket four thousand (GH¢4,000).
According to the organisers, the fourth and fifth placed runners will take home GH¢2,000 and GH¢1,500 respectively, whilst a consolation prize of GH¢500 each would be given to athletes who pick the sixth to the tenth positions.
A statement from the organisers said, the prize package is for both male and female winners of the competition bringing it a total prize pot of sixty-six thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢66,000) for 20 winners at the end of the competition.
In addition, outstanding athletes would also go home with medals and certificates of participation among others.
It said the prize package also represents one of the highest prize packages in marathons in the country.
The marathon is part of activities designed for the celebration of the 2022 Kantamanto Festival, and to promote tourism in the area.
It is expected to attract athletes from all over the country and would commence at Assin Bunglow and end at the forecourt of the Assin Kushea Palace.
The race, which has already received the backing of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), with the routes already certified is expected to attract over 500 athletes.
Assin Kushea, located in the Central Region, is touted as the cleanest town in Ghana, with a very disciplined community.
The 2022 Kushea Marathon is an initiative of the Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council and organised by Medivents Consult – Media, Public Relations and Events Management outfit.