Run or walk in the 8th Annual Accra International Marathon to
28 September, 2014
RUN or WALK to keep Africa Alive!—Here’s how:
The Accra International Marathon (AIM) is AIMing to keep Africa Alive! by supporting Longevity Project Africa (LPA), a tax-exempt charitable organization, in its life-saving mission to increase the life expectancy and quality of life of Africans.
Whether you are motivated
by the loss of a loved one to a preventable disease, or
you simply want to serve humanity in a meaningful way
while increasing your own health and fitness,
our goal is to help you achieve your goals safely, enjoyably, and with lasting good results.
In addition to the great personal health and emotional benefits, fundraisers can also win valuable incentive prizes!
Alumni associations, religious and other charitable or social groups can AIM to raise funds to help keep Africa Alive!, while supporting their members to adopt and sustain a healthier lifestyle.
The AIM takes place in Ghana’s capital city on the last Sunday of every September and attracts participants from all over the world. There are events to suit almost every fitness level:
- A Full Marathon (42.2K / 26.2 mi.) run
- A Half Marathon (21.1K / 13.1 mi.) run or walk
- A 4-person team relay (team total 42.2K)
To earn a free roundtrip air ticket (from selected departures) to Ghana:
- Register for event of your choice & raise $5,000 to benefit LPA (donations are taxdeductible for federal and California state returns); OR
- Register self & recruit 2 others to register; raise $2,500 yourself and get your recruits to raise a total of $2,500.
- Participants raising $1,000-$2,000 will get up to 3 nights’ free accommodations at a 3- star or better class hotel and official recognition on our website & in event publications.
- Additional amounts raised will earn the following towards airfare and hotel:
$2,500–3,000 earns $300 + 3 nights’ hotel
$3,001–3,500 earns $400 + 3 nights’ hotel
$3,501–4,000 earns $500 + 3 nights’ hotel
$4,001–4,500 earns $600 + 3 nights’ hotel
$4,501–4,999 earns $800 + 3 nights’ hotel
$5,000+ earns $1,000 + 3 nights’ hotel [or at LPA’s option, free roundtrip air ticket]
Other attractive prizes include:
> Our beautiful, hand-woven “Thank you for AIMing to Keep Africa Alive!” kente cloths.
> Display quality wearable medallion engraved with the same message.
> Quality locally-crafted gift items.
> Free race entry.
For more information, please contact us at: +233 (0)26 434 8637