City run set to draw bigger participants
The organisers of the TN Mobile Windhoek City Run, expect close to 600 people to take part in the event which will take place on 20 July.
This will be 100 more compared to the prior years.
Telecommunications giant, Telecom, 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 more people with sport.
The run is arranged in partnership with OTB Sport and Windhoek Harriers in celebration of the City of Windhoek. The run routes have been designed so as to showcase the best the City has to offer, with the 21.1km and full marathon winding their way past the Old State House, the Independence Memorial, the Supreme Court, Parliament, Tintenpalast, the Gibeon Meteorites, Hochland Trails, the Christus Kirche, Zoo Park and other interesting sites of Windhoek.
Participants have a choice between a 5km fun run/walk; 10km walk/run; 21.1km walk/run and a marathon.
“We are putting in a huge effort for this event. To guide people through the city we are looking at placing around 50 marshals to make sure people do not run the wrong way.
There will also be 7 water tables manned by Telecom Namibia staff. We suspect this may be one of the hardest city marathons in the world, as participants need to contend with the high altitude as well as a very hilly route,” OTB Sport said.
Telecom Namibia has generously increased this year’s prize money to over N$44, 000 in cash prizes. For complete breakdown of prize money, entries and other race details go to www.otbsport.com. Online entries closed on 16 July.