Launch of 2016 CEOs Corporate Organisation Run

The 2016 Corporate Run, has been launched in Accra, to give Chief Executive Officers (CEO) and corporate business organisations an opportunity to socialise, undertake keep fit exercises and promote peace towards the upcoming general election.

Organisers of the event addressing the media
Organisers of the event addressing the media

Mr Salah Kweku Kalmoni, Director of Lakeside Estate, co-organisers of the event said it is dedicated to the promotion of peace and unity before, during and after the elections, adding that some proceeds from the event would be donated to the Ghana Blind Union.

Organisers of the event addressing the media
Organisers of the event addressing the media
He said the launch has opened registration therefore all those in the corporate world should try to participate in it.

Mr Salmoni said the race would start at 06:00 hours from the Silver Star Tower to the Akuafo Circle at 37 Hospital, continue to the El-Wak traffic lights, the Airport Round-About, then to the Airport Traffic Lights and end at the Silver Star Tower.

He noted that other activities to be held on the day include an exhibition, awards ceremony, and medical screening.

The Director observed that registration for single entry is 30 cedis while corporate entry is GH₵ 120 for a group of five and registration centers include e.TV Ghana and Happy FM, Silver Star Tower, Airport City, YFM, Accra Mall and Global Cinemas at Weija.

The event which is slated for September 21 includes a running competition, awarding of fastest CEO and fastest corporate organisation.

Mr Kwame Gyan, Head of Brands Communication and Marketing of Global Media Alliance Broadcast Company who are organisers of the event said the main aim of the annual Corporate Run is to provide a better platform for corporate institutions and their staff to interact and socialise while engaging in healthy activities.

He said: “Due to the demanding nature of most jobs, it is almost impossible for people to make time for exercising and other healthy activities, hence the collaboration with Japan Motors to encourage the culture of keeping fit.’’

Mr Gyan said a CEO could only participate when it has not less than 20 employees on payroll.

Mrs Hilda Peasah, Marketing Manager of Japan Motors said the objective of the two companies for organising such an event is to promote healthy lifestyle and provide a platform for all corporate bodies to interact and network outside the business environment.

“This is the sixth time we are organising this event and we are hoping to witness more organisations and individuals partake in the event,” she said.

Mrs Peasah urged corporate institutions and individuals who did not get the chance to participate last year to join the upcoming exercise that would promote a peaceful elections.

Source: GNA/News Ghana


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