UG SPORTS DIRECTORATE ORGANISES “ROAD RELAY MARATHON”
The University of Ghana Sports Directorate, in collaboration with Dreamland Sports Plus is set to roll out the maiden edition of Road Relay Marathon on the campus of the University on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 am on the Athletics Oval.
This maiden marathon is a perfect platform for all seventeen (17) halls to fine-tune their teams for the upcoming Inter-halls Cross Country competition in October.
What is Road Relay Marathon
The Road Relay Marathon covers a distance of 20km with four athletes per team. Each athlete will cover a distance of 5km and hand over the relay baton to the next. It is a 5km relay race in its simplest term.
Head Coach encourages Athletes to participate
The Head Coach of the Sports Directorate Mr. Henry Nii Sackey asserted that this is a good opportunity for all athletes to build up their endurance and also for the respective Halls to firm up their preparations for the upcoming Inter-halls Cross Country and Athletics competitions.
“This relay marathon is an innovation which gives room to all caliber of athletes irrespective of strength and endurance to compete in this competition. It is a good ground for our athletes to improve their fitness and stamina knowing very well the competitions we have ahead of us.”
Each participating hall will receive assorted products from sponsors and certificate of participation. The first, second and third Halls will receive a trophy, medals, certificates, and products from sponsors. Sponsors for the event include Mcvities Digestive, Baatsonna Total, Carabao Energy Drink, Paradise Water and A1bread.
With the marathon starting at exactly 7:00 am, the Sports Directorate in collaboration with radio Univers will provide you with in-depth information of all the actions.