Ghana’s most innovative and socially driven radio station, Happy98.9 FM in collaboration with Lakeside Estate has successfully organized the 2022 edition of the “Happy Family Fun Run and Walk”.
The 12th edition of the Happy FM-Lakeside Marina Family Fun Run and Walk was held at Lakeside Estates around Ashaley Botwe in the Adentan Municipal Assembly.
The 6km/ 10km walk and run usually organized every year on Ghana’s Independence Day is to promote regular exercising amongst the business community and families in Ghana. It also serves as a bonding opportunity for families and colleagues.
The run which started through a conversation between two men who love to run, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Media Allaince (GMA), Mr. Ernest Boateng and the Director of lakeside Estate Mr. Salah Kwaku Kalmoni was held across four cities simultaneously (Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale)
Prior to the event,Mr. Boateng who was getting ready to run had this to say, “I partake in the Happy FM-Marina Park Fun Run annually to build my stamina and encourage healthy living amongst staff. I am proud I can see most of the staff of GMA here today.”
Before the run started, participants were taken through a warm up session by Branch Fitness. Runners both young and old engaged in an aerobic session for proper blood circulation before the run.
After the end of the race through the mapped out routes in the lakeside estates, awards and prizes from sponsors where given to families in the various categories.
MICHAEL ADU, emerged as the fastest man while KAMIL SADAT MOHAMMED won the prize for the fastest child
The Fastest Family Award went to the OBO FAMILY who finished the race in an average time of 37mims 9secs. The fastest over 60 years award was picked by GABRIEL ATSU AVENOR who finished the race in 28mins 40secs. The Mercy Social School managed to beat stiff competition to win the Fastest School Team Award (Junior Category) for the third consecutive year. DAVID AKROFIE MATHIAS emerged winner of the Fastest Teenager Category.
Director of Lakeside Estates, Mr. Salah Kweku Kalmoni speaking at the event said, “We are happy we’ve been able to reignite this initiative and fun moments after the covid moments. I also want to appreciate all who participated in this year’s event and our sponsors who made our 12years celebration a remarkable one.”
The 2022 Happy FM, Lakeside Marina Family Fun Run was sponsored by Global Media Alliance, Silver Star Towers, Nestle Ghana, Omanfofor, Japan Motors, Perception Management International, Branch Health and Fitness, Melcom Ghana, Loloa, Star properties, e.TV Ghana, YFM, Lakeside Estate, Silver Star Auto and Run Ghana.