MTB Cycling Festival draws near

Standard Bank joined other corporates in making the 2016 MTB Festival a reality this month, when they recently made a hefty boost, with a major sponsorship of N$100,000.
The fun-filled cycling event is scheduled to take place at Africa Safari Lodge on 11 June. The other corporate sponsors include, Hollard, Energade and Africa Safari Lodge.
The MTB Festival is a popular event which normally attracts well known Namibian racing cyclists, such as Tristan de Lange, Brandon Plaatjes, Michael Pretorius, Costa Seibeb and Dan Craven.
Since equality are one of the cornerstones of any democracy, the MTB Festival subscribes to these modern values and has therefore equated the same prize money across all gender categories.
Amongst other prizes to be won is a total of N$10,000 in prize money which is up for grabs in the men’s overall and women’s overall categories. Other prizes also include gift hampers and lucky prizes to be handed out during the day.
“We are proud to co-sponsor this exciting event, because Standard Bank would like to encourage our customers to maintain a healthy body by participating in sports like mountain biking. Being physically active maintains your health and increases your energy levels. Namibia needs fit and healthy people to contribute positively to the economy,” said Jacquiline Pack, Head of Marketing at Standard Bank.
Racers can participate in this mountain bike competition featuring 35km and 75km marathon distances. Only a maximum of 300 entries are allowed for the race.
According to the event organisers the race distance categories are now in line with those of the Namibia Cycling Federation. Entries close on 3 June 2016. The first MTB Festival took place in 2013 and has been held every year.

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