The Launch Of The Tamale Marathon Slated For July

The Launch Of The Tamale Marathon Slated For July

The city of Tamale will be all agog as it stages its first major marathon.Christened the Tamale Marathon, the 21-km run is expected to begin from the Yendi Road – around the Tamale Girls Senior High School (SHS) to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium. The Launch Of The Tamale Marathon Slated For July
Participants are expected from all the 16 regions of Ghana as well as some African and international countries.

The event launch is slated for July where prizes and sponsors will be outdoored with registration of participants beginning in early August, 2021.

The local sister cities will also be showcased at the launch.

Mr Akpene Darko-Cobbina, who is the legal advisor and spokesperson of Total Marketing and Tours Limited disclosed that – organisers of the Tamale Marathon, the marathon is expected to bring International attention to the city of Tamale and the northern regions for sports and business. The Tamale Marathon is the first ever major event which is to be hosted at the Northern Regional capital.

Mr Akpene Darko-Cobbina was also the legal practioner and spokesperson of the Sekondi-Takoradi Half Marathon 2020. The Sekondi Takoradi Half Marathon was described as one of the best organisations in terms of road races in Ghana ever and West Africa as a whole.

“The Tamale Marathon is also to create and nurture enduring champions, create a market place of business and social issues advocacy as well as begin the agenda of local sister cities – using Tamale and Takoradi as pilot,” he said in a press statement.

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He said talks were far advanced to get locally-based stakeholders to work towards the potentially memorable event.

Some of the coaches expressed their gratitude for this new initiative because most of the competitions are all held either in Accra or Kumasi but now we are going to have our own event in the Northern Region.

One of the renowned athletes from the Upper West Region also said that we travel each time to either Western Region or Greater Accra Region for competition but now we are about to host some here off course is a dream come through and we the entire athletes are very happy about that it was disclosed by one on one interview with on Athletics Hour Show.

This competition will be the first ever major competitive road running event to be held in the Northern Sector of Ghana, West Africa.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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