The Accra International Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, & Team Relay


Message from the Race Director 17 August 2016

Register now to enjoy the last of the early bird registration fees: ALL fees go up on 1 September.

Dear Aspiring AIMers,

Race Director Ekua The excitement is building—we now have 20 countries represented. And, Nigeria is running neck and neck with the UK for second position as the most represented country. Estonia is the latest country to be added, and the U.S. remains far ahead in registrations completed to date. Any bets on which countries will ultimately be in the top 5 as far as participant numbers? We will dream up (or take suggestions for) nice prizes for the best two guesses we receive by 29 October. Prizes will be given to the first best guesses we receive at

Part of our excitement comes from taking delivery of supplies we designed and ordered months ago. AIM 2016 goody bag This year’s goody bags were delivered to our coordinator in the U.S. in late May. She shipped them in two consignments with different shippers—the result of hard lessons learned from previous disappointments. Both shippers “assure” us of delivery in Ghana by the end of this month. In an excess of caution, she held back 100 pieces of the bags, which are now in Ghana courtesy of two travelers. We hope you will like them as much as we do.

We also took delivery of some of the exotic goodies that will be in bag—more on that later.

So, here are 3 good reasons to register now:

  1. Save some money with the early bird discounts, which end on 31 August, exactly 2 weeks from the posting of this message.
  2. Increase your chances of getting your preferred shirt style and size.
  3. Contribute to your enjoyment of your AIMing experience. Help us to prepare for you: the sooner we have an accurate idea of the numbers, the more time we can give the police, transportation services, caterers, and other providers for their preparations.
We also know that completing registration helps many people to focus on their training. With just 2.5 months to go until AIM day, some focus on training now would be a good investment that will pay off in enjoyment of your recreational adventure.

I’ll be in Lagos this weekend to meet with a few groups we’re hoping to cheer across our Finish Line this year. Though I’m still not up to pre-pinched nerve training pace, I hope to wog [jog/walk] with the merry members of LagosH3 aka Lagos Hash House Harriers and meet with members of other interested running groups or fitness clubs. Any interesting pix will find their way into my next posting.

In the meantime, please click over to our Fundraising page and AIM 2 Care—it’s easier than you think. We have already raised matching funds for all these partners, and all they need is your donation to ignite and release the funds.

ciao for now,
AIM Race Director


Other Race Director's Messages

1 Aug 2016

...With just 3 months to go until AIM day, we are gearing up for a significant increase in registration activities. Those who have completed registration as of now are guaranteed their choice of shirt style and size. For the rest, the sooner we receive your registration, the better AIM 2016 event shirtsyour chances of getting your preferences since shirt reservations will be done on a first-come, first-served basis More

18 Jun 2016

... 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.; 2nd: U.K.; 3rd: Nigeria; 4th: Ghana; 5th: Israel, Japan, and South Africa. More

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

  • Venue Sponsor:     Labadi Beach Hotel

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  • Supporting Service Providers:
    Axis Human Capital Ltd.    Claron Health International-Promoting Health & Prolonging Life    RIMA TheraTouch

We are currently seeking 2016 Sponsors

Previous Message from the Race Director
8 August 2016

Spotlight on Labadi Beach Hotel, Our Finish Line Venue Sponsor

Dear Aspiring AIMers,

We are delighted to shine the spotlight on one of our most faithful sponsors, the 5-star Labadi Beach Hotel (LBH). Some of you, we have learned, are significantly motivated to AIM by the idea of rewarding yourself with a breezy, easy afternoon on the clean and lovely premises and beach of this award-winning hotel.

Once again, the hotel, site of our Finish Line venue, has extended its best discounted rates to registered AIMers. Once your registration has been confirmed, simply alert us of your plan to lodge at LBH, and we will issue you a special code for your booking. Check out the preferential rates here.

Labadi Beach Hotel's Taste of Culture Why not celebrate a successful week of training by treating yourself to a sampling of delectable cuisine from every region—yes, all 10 regions—of Ghana. The Taste of Culture (see flyer) culinary experience is now available every Saturday from 12h30 to 15h00 hours served with tasty highlife tunes from Music Tiger’s Combo.

If you love to eat like I do (that’s why I got into running—to eat to my heart’s content without guilt), you will love this post-training ritual after a good Saturday morning run, jog or walk. I hope to see you there. In the meantime, happy and safe training.

ciao for now,
AIM Race Director

PS: Don’t forget: AIM well; AIM often; get all your friends and loved ones to AIM; and please support our Charity Partners.


Mark your calendar to
Run or walk in the
10th Annual
Accra International Marathon

to keep Africa Alive!

30 October, 2016

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Venue Sponsor: Labadi Beach Hotel

Media Sponsor:

Supporting Service Providers:
Axis Human Capital Ltd.    Claron Health International-Promoting Health & Prolonging Life    RIMA TheraTouch

We are seeking 2016 Sponsors.
Please contact us about sponsorship opportunities.

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