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Run or walk in the 10th Annual Accra International Marathon to keep Africa Alive!
30 October 2016
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The Accra International Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, & Team Relay
Race Director's Message
More photos of AIM 2015 are on our Facebook page.
We are seeking a few Captains of Commerce to become Champions of Charity and compassion. Please join hands with our individual fundraisers to raise funds to benefit our Sponsored Charities.
30 October 2016
Message from the Race Director
18 June 2016
Dear Aspiring AIMers,
As expected, the U.S. has pulled well ahead in the numbers of those who have so far registered for the AIM. Rankings of the 15 countries represented to date are as follows: 1st: U.S.; 2d: U.K.; 3d: Nigeria; 4th: Ghana; 5th: Israel, Japan, and South Africa.
We were wondering whether this ranking accurately reflects which countries have the most full or half marathon runners. There are some misleading headlines out there, but none of the articles we reviewed answers that question. Does anyone know?
The most comprehensive study to date on the issue shows that the countries enjoying the highest growth in their participation in marathons are in order: Russia, China and the Philippines.
The U.S. has the most egalitarian profile of marathoners with about 45% of all American marathoners being women. That statistic is amply borne out by our own registrations so far. While approximately 57% of our registrations are from women, over 80% of the Americans registered for the full and half marathon combined are women!
Enough with the numbers—we have ordered and paid for our commemorative decennial medals. Our international coordinator expects to have them in her hot little hands by mid-July. The proof of the medal is just beautiful, don’t you think? And, you will get more mileage out of these medals because we designed them to be worn as post-event brooches or pins as well.
A few more numbers: the first 1,000 folks to complete registration will be guaranteed to receive these medals. Those who registered but couldn’t compete or finish will still get the medal but with the position or “FINISHER” designation omitted.
Stay tuned for a sneak preview of this year’s custom-made shirts. In the meantime, AIM well; AIM often; get all your friends and loved ones to AIM; and please support our Charity Partners.
ciao for now,
The Longevity Project--saving our lives!
The vision of AIM is to attract national and international participants to a world-class marathon running and walking event in the nation's capital and to be a fundraising vehicle in support of The Longevity Project (the Project). The mission of the Project is to increase the life expectancy and quality of life of Ghanaians. The prevailing life expectancy is under 65 years.
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