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Second edition of the Nedbank Bridge Run to be hosted over a period of 12 days

Second edition of the Nedbank Bridge Run to be hosted over a period of 12 days

Nedbank will host the second edition of the Bridge Run, following its introduction during the early stages of the Covid-19 lockdown.

The second edition of the run, billed as the country’s first-ever virtual run to raise funds for charitable causes will be extended to include participants from the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, in addition to Windhoek.

The virtual race, which is themed ‘Run Alone, Stand Together’, will be hosted over a period of 12 days running from Wednesday, 16 September until Sunday, 27 September.

Hosted in collaboration with OTB Sports, the Nedbank Bridge Run gives people an opportunity to take part in a physical activity, but because the entry fees will once again be donated to charity, it also represents the bond between Namibians who, despite their own realities, are committed to sharing resources with the less fortunate.

Nedbank Chief Financial Officer, JG van Graan said the event is aimed at fostering and strengthening links between and within communities.

“With the last Nedbank Bridge Run, we were able to raise just over N$100,000 to assist communities, which have been negatively affected by COVID19. Therefore we call on residents of Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay to take part, not only for their personal health, but as a way of giving back.”

Van Graan said participants can do the event multiple times during the competition period.
Each town will have routes over distances of 5 km and 10 km, and participants will need to download the STRAVA App and register before they run or walk the route at their own time during the race dates. Times will be captured on the App and will be announced at the end of the race period.

Yvonne Brinkmann of OTB Sport said the Windhoek races will be contested along a set route of 5km and 10km, starting and finishing at the Olympia swimming pool. “We will also have a 5km route in the Eros suburb, which starts at Klein Windhoek Guesthouse. The coastal races will be contested along the Esplanade in Walvis Bay and in the Mole area of Swakopmund,” she said.

Entries are available online at Registration for the 5 km will cost participants N$150, while the 10 km will cost N$190. The first 300 people to register will receive a free gift. For more information on all three of the races, please contact Yvonne Brinkmann at [email protected].


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