Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2024 Black Star Marathon?
The Marathon will take place on July 27, 2024. The event starts at 6:00 AM GMT at the Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana.

How are you preparing for the 2024 Marathon? Will event attendees be required to adhere to the health and safety guidelines?
Event organizers are working with the city authorities, including the Department of Public Health, to provide a safe and enjoyable race weekend experience for all event attendees. Event guidance and/or requirements will be in line with local health, enviornment and safety guidelines. The event will provide specific guidelines to registered participants in the lead up to race weekend.  

What is the anticipated field size for the 2024 Marathon?
The 2024 Marathon expects to have more than 10,000 participants from all over the globe.

What are my options if I sign up and can’t participate?
Registered participants will have the opportunity to cancel their entry and access a guaranteed entry for the next event if cancelation is affected at least one month to race day. Otherwise, all event fees (entry, ancillary products, etc.) are non-refundable and will not be applied to future participation. Participants who select this option must complete the 2024 application process and pay the 2024 entry fee to redeem their guaranteed entry. Please note, this opportunity will not be available to participants who received a guaranteed entry through the charity or tour group applications. 

Participants who select an option to compete must complete the 2024 application process and pay the 2024 entry fee in order to redeem their guaranteed entry. 

Individuals will also have the option to purchase refundable booking during the application process.  

Are participants required to pick-up their race materials in person?
Yes. All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number and timing device) at the Health & Fitness Expo during the scheduled hours of operation. All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID that reflects the name they registered under upon picking up their own participant packet. 

Does the event provide private lactation spaces for postpartum participants?
Yes. Private lactation spaces will be available for registered postpartum participants during race weekend. Participants are asked to indicate their interest in using a private lactation space by emailing at least one month in advance of the event. If such advance notice is not possible, please notify us as soon as practicable. Additional information about private lactation spaces will be made available on the event website before the event.