Baah-Agyemang flanked by two officials at the launch
Organisers of the annual Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon (AICHM), Medivents Consult in partnership with TXT Ghana Limited on Tuesday launched a special registration code ahead of its second edition scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2023.
The code would help register athletes who would compete in the various categories of the competition.
The code for registration, *380*21#, is expected to take effect on June 1, 2023.
Chief Executive Officer of Accra Digital Centres Limited, Kwadwo Baah-Agyemang said, “Medivents Consult is gradually becoming a household name in the organisation of marathons in Ghana, after successfully organising the Kwahu Easter Marathon, the Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon, the first edition of the AICHM last year and the recent five-kilometer May Day Corporate Walk.”
He added that the marathon would go a long way to unearth athletes and develop sports in the country.
According to him, the special code aside serving its purpose would also help track runners and provide them with updates ahead and during the race.
Baah-Agyemang urged participants to make good use of the platform as the world is trapped in an era of digitisation and technology.
General Manager of Medivents Consult, Henri Senyo Penni, noted that the second edition of the Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon would be one of the best seen in many years.
“The marathon, which started last year, is gradually gaining ground and this year, we are lucky to have partners and sponsors onboard to make the event continue to be one of the best,” he said.
Race Director of AICHM, William Dodzi Ezarh, said the rationale behind the introduction of the special code was due to some challenges faced during the last edition.
“We are looking forward to not less than 1,000 people taking part in the race this year. Last year, we had between 600 to 700, so we want to hit the 1,000 mark this year so we are preparing very well,” he said.
He said there had been new introductions in the distances to be covered this year, as participants would compete in the 21 kilometres, 10 kilometres and 5 kilometres.
AICHM was initiated last year by Medivents Consult, in partnership with the Ga Traditional Council as part of activities marking the annual Homowo festival.
It had seen massive growth in its second year, securing sponsorship from Serene Insurance, G4S, HD+, mybet.africa.com, Aqua Blue Mineral Water, and many others.