The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), will officially open its season with the first leg of the National Circuit Championship at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Saturday, February 18.
There will be other athletics events, which will be hosted in Accra on March 18, Kumasi on April 15, and the final circuit championship to be hosted in Cape Coast on May 13.
The GAA’s Circuit will feature hundreds of male and female athletes who will be battling for glory in their respective events.
The athletes will be fighting for point rankings in the 15 events comprising Men – 200m/400mH/800m/5000m/Triple Jump/High Jump/Javelin/Discus and the Women category are 100m/100mH/400m/1500m/10000m/Long Jump/Shot put.
Athletes drawn from the ten regions, Security Services, Ghana Education Service, and some tertiary institutions have registered to compete in the event.
The Circuit opener is expected to witness fierce competition among the best home-based athletes including 2016 Olympians, Beatrice Gyaman and Dorcas Gyimah, 2015 All African Games javelin silver medalist Mary Zuta Nartey, and long distance runners such as reigning Circuit 5000m champion Sakat Lariba, Malik Yakubu, among others.
The Circuit will also serve to provide opportunities for Ghana-based athletes to qualify for the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London as the athletes will seek to meet the IAAFs entry requirements for London 2017.