Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
Accra, Jan. 21, GNA
– As part of activities to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the ‘Family Fun
Run’ Initiative, the Lakeside Marina and Happy FM on Tuesday opened
registration for the 2020 edition to promote wellness among families and
are the Silver Star Towers (Airport), Happy FM (Asylum Down), and the Lakeside
The initiative is
for participants to keep fit and stay healthy by partaking in a workout
exercise and running or walking a six to 10-kilometre race on March 6, 2020.
The route for the
race will be from the Lakeside Marina Park, through to the University Avenue,
Madina Institute of Science and Technology and back to the Lakeside Marina
Park, in New Legon.
More than 600
participants are expected to register for the exercise as it would give them
the platform to network and engage each other in other social activities.
be rewarded with medallions, gifts from sponsors, and the privilege to access
the Lakeside Marina Park for a number of days after the exercise.
Alhaji Salah Kweku
Kalmoni, the Director of the Lakeside Estates, said the registration fee for
individual participant is pegged at GH¢45.00, while a family of not less than
three or not more than five would pay GH¢100.00 as fees.
A school could also
register a team of not more than five with ages of 12 and younger or 13 to 17
years at a fee of GH¢200.00.
However, he said,
after February 5, the registration fee of an individual will increase to
GH¢50.00, that of a family will increase to GH¢150.00 while that of a school
team will increase to GH¢250.00.
Alhaji Kalmoni noted
that there would be a VIP breakfast for participants who wish to opt for it and
branded t-shirts at a fee.
The exercise would
be replicated in Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale, he said.
Mr Ernest Boateng,
the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Media Alliance, explained that the
initiative was not only for fun having and keeping fit, but also to put a smile
on the face of vulnerable and needy groups in the society.
He said parts of the
registration proceeds would be used to support the ‘Mercy Social Centre,’ at
Adenta, a home that caters for needy children.
The proceeds raised
from the other regions, he said, would also be used to support needy homes and
associations in those regions.