Accra, July 26, GNA – The maiden edition of the Mepe Afenorto Athletics Festival comes off on Saturday August 13 2016 at Mepe in the North-Tongu district of the Volta Region.
The Athletics festival, organised by the Mepe Afenorto Association, in collaboration with Track Titans Club, would see both male and female athletes competing in the marathon event, 5,000 metres race for men, 3,000 metres for women and a 3,500 metres medley relay.
A press release issued by the Track Titans Club on Tuesday and signed by its Programme Director, Mr Enoch Mensah, said the event, which starts at 06:00 hours, will attract a registration fee of GHC 20 per contestant.
The modalities for the mixed 3,500 metres medley relay event would be four athletes per team, made up of two men and two women. The first leg of the relay will be 800 metres by a female, followed by 1,500 metres by a male, the third leg of 400 metres by a female and the last leg of 800 metres by a male.
There would also be a 100 metre dash for both men and women for the fastest man/woman of Mepe Afenorto
It said cash rewards ranging from GHC200 to GHC500 would be given to the winners of the various events, with the first and second runner ups also receiving cash prices.
Interested athletes should contact Mr Enoch Mensah on telephone number 0249869616 or Coach Opai of the University of Ghana on 0244166677