Serene Insurance Ghana Limited has presented a personal accident insurance cover for 1000 participants at the second Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon fixed for July 29.
The package worth GH¢1,000,000 is to provide cover for 1000 athletes, at a unit cost GH¢1,000 per athlete.
The company would also provide the organisers with 400 running vests for the athletes, make a cash donation for the organisation of the event and a 90-day Travel Insurance Policy for the winner.
Mrs Mercy Naa Koshie Boampong, Chief Executive Officer of Serene Insurance said marathons were very significant for promoting tourism, good health and physical fitness.
He said marathons also help in promoting cities and towns across the world as well as festivals, adding that the event situated within the Homowo period offers wider coverage and greater benefits to all.
She said the decision to support the event was driven by the enormous benefits which it brings in terms of promotion of fitness, health, tourism and sports.
Mr Henri Senyo Penni – General Manager of Medivents Consult, organisers of the event expressed appreciation to the insurance company for the support.
Mr Penni assured that this year’s race would see a massive improvement in terms of the safety and security of athletes.
He announced that aside the 21-Kilometer race, which is the flagship event, there would be 10km and 5km races as well.
The Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon is set for Saturday, July 29, from the Accra Sports Stadium to Mantse Agbonaa, James Town, and forms part of activities to mark the annual Homowo festival.
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