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Second Windhoek City Run loaded with exciting cash prizes
Telecom Namibia Windhoek will be having its second year City Run at the Jubber Fields (opposite Independence Stadium) on Sunday, 18 August,2013.
The telecommunications giant is sponsoring the run as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility and in support of the wider vision to improve health across the community by engaging society in sport.
This year, the prize money has been increased to over N$37 000 in cash prizes. Oiva Angula, the company’s senior manager for corporate communications and public relations, expressed his excitement at securing the deal with organisers.“Telecom Namibia’s mission is not only about developing the country’s telecommunications infrastructure and providing services, it is also about delivering sustainable, long-term benefits for local communities, and there is no more meaningful event for this than the Windhoek City Run which mainly focuses on family and community health”, he said.
The City Run is arranged in partnership with Windhoek Harriers and OTB Sport in celebration of the City of Windhoek.
“Organising the capital city’s marathon requires the on-going commitment of sponsors and a wide range of volunteers. Without them the event simply would not happen. We are excited to have a strong national brand such as Telecom Namibia involved. The support they are providing and the added profile the event will gain will be invaluable,”said Johan van Niekerk, Chairperson of Windhoek Harriers.
Close to 700 people are expected to take part in this year’s event as opposed to the 500 participants last year. “We are putting in a huge effort for this event. To guide people through the city by considering placing around 50 Marshalls to make sure people do not run the wrong way. There will also be 7 water tables manned by Telecom Namibia staff.,” said Otb Sport The event is suspected to be the hardest city marathon in the world due to the topography of the routes.
The run routes have been designed to showcase the best the City has to offer, with the 21.1km and full marathon winding their way past the Old State House, Independence Memorial, Supreme Court, Parliament, Tintenpalast, Gibeon Meteorites, Hochland Trails, the Christus Kirche, Zoo Park and other interesting sites of Windhoek
The start and finish point for the race will be the Jubber fields (opposite Independence Stadium). Online entries close on Wednesday 14 August however, late entries are possible at OTB Sport Wernhil on Friday 16 August from 12h00 to 17h00.