The Accra International Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, & Charity Relay
Prize Money increases for 42km category of the Accra International Marathon (AIM)
16 October 2017
Organizers of the 11th annual Accra International Marathon (AIM) have increased the prize money for qualifying winners of the Full Marathon category of the upcoming AIM, scheduled to take place on 29 October.
The AIM management team announced in September that Betway, Ghana’s premiere online and mobile soccer betting platform, was supporting the competition with the Betway Prize for Outstanding Achievement (Betway Prize) for qualifying winners of the Half Marathon (21km) category. These winners will take home GHS3,000 each for male and for female categories, respectively.
Prize money for Full Marathon, a distance of 42 kilometers, had previously been pegged at GHS3,500 for each of the male and female qualifying winners. To bring the Full Marathon awards into line with the shorter distances, however, that top prize has now been increased to GHS5,000 each for the winning male and female.
As with the Half Marathon, cash prizes will be awarded to the qualifying second positions as well. However, owing to the limited numbers of elite athletes currently registered in the Full Marathon, Third Position prize money will only be awarded if there’s a significant increase in participation in this category.
We’re still seeking prize money sponsorships and will increase the prize purse if we secure funding so please check the Prize Money page regularly for updates.
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Betway Prize for Outstanding Achievement abets AIM Half Marathon competition
2 October 2017
Betway Ghana has raised the stakes.
Thanks to a generous sponsorship package from the online sports betting company, first place winners, male and female, of the Half Marathon category of AIM 2017 will take home cool cash to the tune of GHS3,000 each in prize money.
As previously announced, there will be prize money for first through third positions for the Half Marathon category, more if registrations and/or other sponsorships warrant.
The strong connections between sports, community and national development are generally well understood. In Ghana, and, indeed, much of Africa, however, athletes with enviable performance statistics do not have sufficient local opportunities to develop and hone their athletic skills in competition with their peers. Incentives such as the Betway Prize for Outstanding Achievement contribute greatly to such opportunities for promising local and other African athletes.
In addition to the excitement generated by their decision to sponsor the Betway Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Half Marathon, Betway also promises engaging activations leading up to and on AIM day, 29 October, itself.
Be on the lookout for chances to win some complimentary tickets from the company that does everything for the love of the game.
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Cool runnings 25 August 2017
Cool runnings—Jamaican patois. The phrase 'cool runnings' literally means, 'go in peace' or, 'safe journey'. It's a useful salutation at the end of a text message.
Distance makes the heart grow stronger, and the cool weather we’ve been enjoying in Accra for the last several weeks should help most runners go the distance. AIM Day is just over two months away, 29 October 2017. You have a choice of several distances with the Accra International Marathon—AIM. From the short 5K distance that is popular with the youth and parents of young children to the 42.2 kilometer distance of the Full Marathon that endurance warriors love to conquer.
Just in case the mild weather isn’t motivation enough to get out and get moving, organizers of AIM2017 have just announced that they will revive prize money for those who bring the most creative fun on the course and at the Finish Line venue this year. This is in addition to the usual money awards for speed.
The prize money purse is expected to be well over Twenty Thousand Cedis. Confirmed awards are:
Full Marathon: first through third position starting at GHS3,500 for the First Position winners, both female and male
Half Marathon: first through third position starting at GHS1,500 for the First Position winners, both female and male
10K: first through third position starting at GHS500 for the First Position winners, both female and male.
There will also be special awards for the under-15 categories. Stay tuned for news updates on prize money. In the meantime, whatever your chosen distance or time goal, cool runnings!