According to Mr. Emmanuel Olla Williams, CEO of Dreamland Sports Plus & Media Consult, the main idea is to create jobs, empower the people to love sports and recreation, and inculcate awareness of healthy living through sports, open the place up for tourism and socializing.
He said the marathon would increase the number of activities marking the festival adding that, it would also keep the youth busy.
Mr. Williams, was confident the marathon would attract a lot of participants, who would join to walk, jog or run for fun and rewards.
According to him, there would attractive prizes such as flat screen television, medals and certificates and cash for outstanding athletes.
Mr. Williams, who is also the Youth Director of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and had been organizing competitions in various schools and colleges, said the half marathon was also to get a champion athlete from the Manya Krobo area, who can compete at bigger national and international marathons like the Millennium Marathon.
He indicated that the race would start from Akuse and through to Kpong to Odumase and end at Koudjonya Millennium School.