Rikus Grobler | Jun 20, 2017 | 0
Corporate challenge set to break records
With over 200 teams having entered thus far, the Bank Windhoek 2016 Corporate Challenge Relay in aid welfare is set to break records this year.
Last year more than 632 individuals in 153 teams of four took part in the Bank Windhoek Corporate Relay Challenge. The event, set for Saturday, at the Doc Jubber sport fields, will see teams from companies, NGOs, schools run or walk the 20 km relays.
Each member will have to walk or run 5 kilometres each and will be supported by water points along the way. The race starts at 14:00 and ends with a prize giving at 18:00.
There are four basic categories: Men (consisting of four men or three men and one woman), Women (consisting of four women), Veterans (consisting of four participants over 40 of either gender), Mixed (consisting of four women and two men or three women and one man). Teams will consist of four members each doing one leg. A team member can, however, participate for more than one team, as long as it is one leg per team.
Teams and their supporters are encouraged to bring along gazebos, tables and chairs. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, while the winners in the different categories will receive a gold or silver medal.
Though the main focus of the Bank Windhoek is to raise funds for various charities across Namibia, it also has the aim to promote employee health and encourage teambuilding. For the children there will be jumping castles and other fun activities such as a cycling course that will be co-ordinated by the T-Rex Triathlon Training Tribe. Music and various food stalls will also be available at the event, with Ees and Jakkie Louw as the headlining acts after the prize giving.