e.TV Ghana, in partnership with Japan Motors, has launched the 8th edition of the annual e. TV Ghana and Japan Motors Corporate Run and Walk.
The Corporate Run and Walk event which is scheduled for September 21 at the Silver Star Tower is aimed at bringing together corporate institutions in Ghana to promote health and networking through team-building and physical activities on Founders’ Day.
Speaking at the launch which took place on Mondayat the Silver Star Tower, Ernest Boateng, CEO for Global Media Alliance Group said the 5km run is to provide a better platform for corporate institutions and their staff to interact and socialize while engaging in healthy activities.
“Due to the demanding nature of most jobs, it often gets difficult for people to make time to exercise. The collaboration between e. TV Ghana and Japan Motors is therefore to encourage the culture of keeping fit. This is the 8th year of organizing this event and we at e. TV Ghana will want to entreat all corporate institutions to sign up and be part of this great initiative,” Mr. Boateng stated.
He added that GH¢5 from each registration will be set aside and later donated to the Ghana Blind Union as a form of support to the union. This is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative that the two entities have been carrying out for the past eight years.
“Also a percentage of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Ghana Blind Union. This is something that e. TV Ghana and Japan Motors does every year to support the Ghana Blind Union through Corporate Run,” Mr. Boateng said.
Salah Kwaku Kalmoni, Event Director of Corporate Run, explained that the 5 km race will start at 6:00 am from the Silver Star Tower to 37 Station, continuing to the El-Wak traffic light, then left to the Airport roundabout, to the Airport Traffic Lights and finish at the Silver Star Tower. Other activities to be held on the day include an exhibition, an awards ceremony, dancing competition and medical screening.
He continued that registration for single entry is GH¢30 while corporate entry for a group of five is GH¢300. Registration centres include e.TV Ghana and Happy FM – Asylum Down, Silver Star Tower – Airport City, and YFM – Accra Mall.