The 4th edition of the Lakeside Marina/Happy FM Family Fun Run, an annual sporting activity aimed at encouraging exercising and healthy lifestyles among families has been held on Independence Day at the Lakeside Marina Park in Ashaleybotwe.
Over hundred participants, comprising families, individuals, and school teams took part in the the 6km run. The run, which started around 6:00 am, saw participants run through surrounding areas in Ashaleybotwe, well in time before the rains set in.
At the end of the race and all other activities, awards and prizes from sponsors were given to winners in different categories. Al Rayaan International School won the prize for fastest school team under 12 years, Ebenezer Mission Academy won the Fastest school team between the ages of 13 to 18.
Mr. Salah Kalmoni, Executive Director of the Lakeside Estate was adjudged the Fastest CEO while Mr. Edward Boateng, Executive Chairman of Global Media Alliance won the Fastest Man over 50 years award.
The Fastest Family Award was given to the Asamoah Family after beating the Boateng and Kalmoni Families leaving them in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Awards were given to other categories including Fastest Man, Fastest Woman, Fastest Mother over 50 years and youngest, and oldest person to finish.
“Once again, we are very excited that we have given families a unique opportunity to exercise and bond in a different way. As the number one sports station, encouraging exercising and healthy living among families and Ghanaians is an initiative we are passionate about.
We are thankful to all our sponsors for partnering with us to make the Family Fun Run successful this year, noted Mr. Emmanuel Akromah, General Manager of Happy fm.
He continued that “given the impressive participation this year, our hope is that next year’s will see huge participation and will be even more exciting”.
The Happy fm/Lakeside Marina Family fun Run was sponsored by Opportunity International, Japan Motors, Global Media Alliance, Hollandia Yoghurt, e.TV Ghana, Y107.9FM, Pippa’s Health Centre, Star Property Management, Starfish Mobile, Royal Richester, Silverbird group, Modern and Auto Services Ltd.
The 5th edition of the Lakeside/Marina Happy FM Family Fun Run will be held on March 6, 2015.