Perkins Great Eastern Run in Ghana
On the 12 October 2014 the first-ever fun run took place in Kumasi, Ghana, thanks to the support of the Perkins Great Eastern Run.
More than 400 people from Kumasi and the Ashanti region took part in the 5k race, which started at the same time as our Anna’s Hope Fun Run.
To view the video click here.
In 2015 the Kumasi Fun Run attracted almost double the amount of runners as the year previous and you can see the action here.
Runners set off from the Wesley Teacher’s Training College and the race finished in the city’s Baba Yara Stadium.
The event was supported by organisers of the Perkins Great Eastern Run who donated surplus running jerseys, race numbers, medals and trophies for the race.
Perkins Great Eastern Run volunteer Ernest Mensah-Sekyere worked with the Kumasi council, local police, businesses and more than 100 volunteers to help make the event happen.
The race’s aim is to create awareness of healthy living, reduce obesity and keeping fit through sports among the younger generation and also the elderly.
For the event to be successful and continue to grow year after year sponsorship is being sought.
How can your organisation get involved?
- Financial support or donation – sponsorship of the overall event
- Supply of products and/or services for prizes
- Passing on marketing materials and promoting participation
- Goods – value in kind or volunteering with personnel/staff
What could we achieve with your support and donations?
Many young people may be encouraged to participate in sports, particularly after school, which takes them away from danger on the streets. Sport encourages confidence and helps realise young people’s potential.