The 2019 edition of the popular Kiddy Mile Race comes off on Saturday April 13, 2019 at the El Wak Sports Stadium.
Mrs. Cathy Morton – the organizer of the event, said over 50 schools and 2,000 pupils are expected to be part of the 2019 edition.
She said the programme was postponed to this weekend to allow more schools and others to register and participate to become future sports heroes and champions.
She said, the aim of the Kiddy Mile was to foster unity among the pupils and the schools and give the children the opportunity to make friends and socialise, while playing.
Mrs. Morton, who is Co-Director of the internationally acclaimed Millennium Marathon said another aim of the event is to inculcate in the kids how to win and cherish medals.
“When we go to the big games like the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, we are given medals when we win, so we want to teach our children how to win medals, how to keep the medal and how to make friends through sports” she stressed.
She named some of the events to be competed in as the mini mile race, six race categories for children aged 3 years to 15 years, table tennis, basketball, five-side-football, friend soccer board game and the exciting mum & me race.
Mrs. Morton thanked Unilever Ghana, producers of OMO washing soap for supporting the event.
Other companies supporting the 2019 Kiddy Mile Race are DANO Milk, Blue Band, BIC, Verna Water and No.8 Biscuits.