Hundreds to participate in Olympic Day Run

olympics_logo.jpgHundreds of people from all walks of life and in all age categories
have registered to participate in this year’s Olympic Day Run to be
held in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis on Saturday.

Six
best participants, three each in the categories of male and female
would be given prizes in the event that would cover ten kilometres. The
programme is sponsored by the Ghana Olympic Committee and Coca-Cola
Ghana Limited.

Prizes would be awarded to five others in the
category of the oldest man, the oldest woman, the youngest boy, the
youngest girl and the best physically challenged who manages to
complete the distance.

Mr. P. N Akowuah, Western Regional Sports
Development Officer told the GNA Sports in Takoradi on Monday that
other participants would be given ‘T’ shirts as souvenir.

There
would be free medical examination for all participants before the event
that would begin at the Jubilee Park in Takoradi and end at the Gyandu
Park in Sekondi.

The Olympic Day Run was first organised in 1948
by the Internal Olympic Committee to encourage National Olympic
Committees to commemorate and celebrate Olympic Day and is open to all
categories of people from all walks of life regardless of their
athletic ability.

One of the major objectives of the Run is to
promote mass participation in sports to advance the health of
participants, uphold the Olympic values, enhance socialization and
create fun amongst the people.

Mr Akowuah urged more people to
register and participate in the event and mentioned the Gyandu Park,
EFF-ESS Pharmacy and various Keep Fit Clubs in the Metropolis as
registration centres.

Source: GNA