9th Edition of lakeside marina / Happy FM family fun run launched

Written by on January 23, 2019

Lakeside Marina in partnership with Happy FM have launched the 9th edition of the annual 6 to 10 km Family Fun Run and Walk at the Silver Star Tower Complex.

Speaking at the launch on the purpose of organising the event, Mr. Ernest Boateng, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Alliance said the event is aimed at bringing together families, individuals and schools to promote healthy lifestyle as we celebrate Ghana’s Independence.

He further disclosed that this year’s event is set to take place on Wednesday, the 6th of March, 2019 at Lakeside Marina Park which is conveniently located within the serene and secure Lakeside Estate.

According to him, the Lakeside Marina / Happy FM Family Fun Run has been an important partnership between the bodies involved since its inception some few years ago. He states that “as has been established over the years, the idea behind the annual 6 km Family Fun Run is to provide a good opportunity for families, individuals and schools to exercise and socialize while engaging in healthy activities”.

He added that due to the busy schedule of corporate officials in Ghana and the demand of family responsibilities, exercising becomes a challenging task. It is in this regard that Lakeside Marina and Happy FM provide that avenue through the Family Fun Run to keep fit and stay healthy. Mr.  Ernest Boateng urged families, individuals and schools to come and participate in their numbers and take advantage of the numerous benefits the event offers.

Also speaking at the press launch, was the Director of Lakeside Estate, Mr. Salah Kwaku Kalmoni who spoke on the importance of good health and the need to live a healthy life through training.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Salah Kwaku Kalmoni further disclosed that just as it has been the case since the inception of the event, there is the factor of a Corporate Social Responsibility where we they give back to society some percentage from the proceeds.

In light of the above, Mr. Salah Kwaku Kalmoni stated that by registering, you not only register for the run and fun, but bear in mind that some percentage from the registration fee in a reflective figure of GHS 7.00, goes as a donation to the Mercy Social Centre located at the Lakeside Estate. He therefore entreats everyone to come and run for health, fun and networking as we celebrate the Independence Day.

Responding to the question of security and prizes for the run, he disclosed that there are over 26 security personnel who will be manning the route for both 6 and 10 km races and that some police personnel will be there to support: there will be an ambulance to pick up and support those who cannot complete the race he said.

On the issue of prizes, he disclosed that this year’s event will receive prizes such as generators, a go-kart, printers, movie tickets and other interesting prizes from their cherished sponsors; “everyone can win something” he said.



This year marks the 9th in the series of the Lakeside Marina and Happy FM Family Fun Run and over 600 people are expected to participate this year.

The 10 km run will start at 6:25 am at the Lakeside Marina Park and the 6km run will start at 6:35.

Other side attractions await all participants including a free breakfast, medical screening and a special VIP breakfast at the cost of GHS 45.00.

Registration for Single entry is GHS 45, Family entry (for a team up to 5 members) is GHS 100 GHC and GHS 200 for school team of 5 members. Registration centres include Silver Star Tower- Airport City, YFM Accra Mall, Happy FM-Asylum Down and Lakeside Marina Park.

** Contact the event manager on Tel: 0208565397.


Submitted by: Zuta Teye Isaac

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