Accra International Marathon Frequently Asked Questions
Please see Announcements area for important updated information.

1. How do I register for the event?
a. Online registration through our Active.com registration portal. A major credit card is required. No credit card? No problem. Make payment* at any Tigo Cash outlet to account# 027 780 2378 OR our Bank of Baroda account (details below) and email us your name, race category, and Tigo Cash payment confirmation number. We will then email you a special code you can use to register through our Active.com registration portal without a credit card.
b. Registration form (pdf)
Make payment* at any Tigo Cash outlet to account# 027 780 2378 OR our Bank of Baroda account (details below) then complete and submit this form using the submit button on the form. Please remember to include your Tigo Cash payment confirmation number.
c. In-person registration will start approximately one week before race day, at Axis Human Capital Ltd., #18 Wawa Street, North Dzorwulu, Accra. Map.
The last day of in-person registration is Saturday, 28 October at the Labadi Beach Hotel from 8am to noon. There is no race day registration. Visit the Schedules page for full details.
*Pay Tigo Cash in Cedis at the exchange rate in effect at time of payment as indicated at www.fx-rate.net/usd/ghs.
Please note our bank details for all AIM 2017 registration payments:
Fit4life Ltd cedi account at Bank of Baroda: 95710200000197; or
Fit4life Ltd dollar account at Bank of Baroda: 95710200000874.
Kindly scan and email deposit receipt to info @ AIMghana.com.
For more info on making remote payment, contact us at
+ 233 (0) 27 780 2378 or (0) 26 243 8348
2. What is the Prize money?
Visit our Prize Money page for details and updates on cash and other prizes.
3. Can you invite or sponsor me to participate?
The Accra International Marathon is a private racing event and does not require an invitation. Invitations are only issued for visa purposes after registration is confirmed, no exceptions.
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to assist you with sponsorship of any kind; you may want to try appealing to corporate sponsors in your home country.
4. What is the course route and elevation?
The AIM route can be viewed here in Google Maps. The AIM course is relatively flat. The minimum elevation is about 6 feet, average elevation is about 55 feet, and maximum elevation is about 142 feet. The graph below depicts the variations.
Click to view larger image AIM 2013 Google Earth map
5. What is the Race Packet pickup location and date?
Race packets (bibs and event shirts) distribution will start approximately one week before race day, at the offices of Axis Human Capital, #18 Wawa Street, North Dzorwulu, Accra. Map
The last day of race packet pickup is Saturday, 28 Oct from 8am-5pm at the Labadi Beach Hotel. Please bring your bank deposit receipt or your Active.com confirmation email. If you would like someone else to pick up your packet for you, simply drop us an email letting us know who will pick up for you and ask that person to bring an ID with them. Please note that we cannot release your race packet if you haven't signed your event waiver.
Visit the Schedules page for full details.
6. What are some recommended hotels?
The 5-Star Labadi Beach Hotel is our preferred hotel, Official Hospitality Sponsor, and AIM Finish Line venue.  More
7. What is the race start time and location?
RACE START TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
Full Marathon - 5:30am
@coordinates 5.776053, 0.082758
In front of the Central University main Aflao Rd gate
Half Marathon and Relay - 6:15am
@coordinates 5.634254, 0.004979
In front of GHAPOHA near Tema Harbour entrance
10K - 7:00am
@coordinates 5.602902, -0.070703
Near Nungua Methodist School
5K - 7:15am
@coordinates 5.586306, -0.100994
Near St. Anne's Catholic Church
8. Is there shuttle service to the race?
SHUTTLE PICK-UP SCHEDULE:
From Labadi Beach Hotel (Finish Line) @coordinates 5.564317, -0.138776
—To Full Marathon start line: 4:15am, Fee: GHS25
—To Half Marathon start line: 5:25am, Fee: GHS20
—To 10K start line: 6:15am, Fee: GHS15
—To 5K start line: 6:35am, Fee: GHS10

Announcements

to Run or walk in the
11th Annual
Accra International Marathon

to keep Africa Alive!
29 October, 2017

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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

Prize Money info