Terrible organization and course (about: 2008)|
T. S. from Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (10/1/08)
4-5 previous marathons
| 1 Accra International Marathon
I came to this marathon with very low expectations and was still disappointed. First, the race started 2 hours late. Secondly, the course was not well-marked and through industrial, congested, and semi-unsafe parts of town. There were barely any runners, zero spectators, and we were harassed and nearly run over by tro-tro drivers and other cars, as no roads were blocked off for the race. At packet pick-up, we were promised goody bags and T-shirts. They didn't have either. No medals either. And no food during the race, except for some fruit at the end. Even then, the woman giving out oranges told me I was only allowed to have one! For $75 a pop, I think I could organize a better marathon. Stay far away from this one!