Message from the Race Director 13 September 2015

Dear Registered AIMers,

What excitement is building up around our home/warehouse/office as AIMday 2015 draws nearer. We can’t wait to meet the folks who get their fun out of distance running; most of you are more adventurous than you seem to realize. For the 9th year in a row, the first registrant was an American; she registered from her home in Northwestern California on 2 January. By the end of April, five nationalities were already represented, and the overwhelming majority of registrants listed Japan as their native or country of citizenship—arigatou, Japan! Over 20 nations are represented as of this writing.

Most of you have probably learned that Accra now has 3 marathons in September! How now, you ask? When we launched the AIM back in early 2007, we announced that the event would be held on the last Sunday of every September. That very year, the Milo Marathon was held in July, then in October the following year. It gradually gravitated to September, not the best situation for local runners who now had to choose between the two endurance events or risk injury from overstrained muscles. Under these circumstances, we were nonplussed when yet a third “marathon” (which turned out to be a half marathon) was introduced this year to the Accra distance running calendar for September. And that is as much as we know of the “back story” of how there has come to be 3 long distance runs in Accra in the cool and lovely month of September.

We have a lot of fun in store for our intrepid AIMers. Children's activities at AIM 2012As veteran AIMers know, just because we AIM for a good cause, doesn’t mean we can’t have some serious fun. We know how to make AIMday enjoyable for the whole family. Parents of young children who would like to do the event can drop their young ones (must be at least 3 years old) off at the Finish Line venue. They will be cared for, supervised and entertained by responsible and experienced adults. The modest charge of GHS30 also entitles your children to participate in all the games, time on the bouncy castle, and to their own little goody bag of snacks and toys.

AIM 2015 bib reverse click to view full sizeThe reverse side of this year’s race bib provides a lot of information. Please take a moment to read especially the section on our AIMing to Care campaign. We hope you will decide to support the cause by raising funds or donating through a fundraiser. Caring companies can Champion their selected Charity through the Corporate Challenge 4 Charity Relay™ while individuals can earn valuable solar products from Burro while raising funds for their chosen cause.

I hope to write you again to provide more information; in the meantime, you can find answers to many questions, including race packet pick-up information, on the FAQ page of our website. Taper, taper, taper your training; AIMday draws nigh!

ciao for now,
ekua
AIM Race Director

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Congratulations to the Top Finishers of the 10th Annual Accra International Marathon!

See Race Results for full results

Full Marathon
—Men:
Rajah Lagble, Samuel Acquah (Ghana), Sam Papai (USA)
—Women: Maria Davydenko (USA), Roseline Eyenike (Nigeria), Isabelle Konaté (Côte d'Ivoire)

Half-marathon
—Men:
Alassan Mahama, Solomon Kugre Dembang, Geoffery Amoako (Ghana)
—Women: Katherine Burkett (USA), Elizabeth Olali (Nigeria), Sheena Lahren, (USA)

10K
—Men:
Enock Bortey (Ghana), Adefunmilayo Adeola Stephen (Nigeria), Elvis Adjei (Ghana)
—Women: Hawawu Haruna (Nigeria), Irina Curechian (Romania), Farah Kammourieh (Canada)

5K
—Men:
Richard Sekyere, Kodjo Agidzi, Abu Iddrisu (Ghana)
—Women: Chloe Lenormand (France), Salamanca Mohammed (Ghana), Age 15, Kelsie Kaczorowski, (USA)
—Boys: Basam Seidu (Ghana) 9, Musa Hussein (Ghana) 14, Haakon Blicher (Denmark) 10; Sagawa Sota (Japan), 8
—Girls: Milena Wehnert (Germany, GSIS), 9; Yasmin Mamud Seidu (Ghana), 5; Lora Imbriovcan (Croatia), 11; Tara Imbriovcan (Croatia), 8

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