The Ghana Triathlon Federation (GTF) will launch its second major competition this year dubbed “The Kempinski Race Series,’ sponsored by Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City.
The sponsorship brings together one of the biggest names in the hospitality business worldwide and one of the fastest growing sport in the world.
This follows on the heels of the successful introduction of Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City into the Ghanaian hospitality industry recently.
The Kempinski Race Series fixed for 15th November at the University of Ghana, Legon, will see athletes swim 600m, bike 18.9km and run 5.6km.
The route will take participants from the Legon Swimming Pool through to some principal streets and to the finish line close to the swimming pool.
Mr. Bawah Fuseini, President of the GTF said, “The GTF is very grateful for the sponsorship from Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City which will enable us to continue with our developmental programme especially at a time when funding for sports in Ghana has been a major problem.
“The competition is meant to popularize and promote triathlon in the country after the successful introduction of the sport, on the sporting calendar in early March when the first competition was held in Accra.”
“I will also want to thank the University of Ghana, Legon especially the Sports Directorate for the immense help they have provided us since we started. We will still continue to collaborate with them and other stakeholders in the development of the sport.” He stated.
The management of Kempinski Hotel are delighted to partner with GTF in organizing this extraordinary event.
“It is with utmost pleasure that we partner with GTF in this event. As a company we are committed to promoting health and wellness through Sports and look forward to many more fruitful partnerships.” Mr Fuseini stated. GNA