Rössing marathon fun walk in aid of cancer
09 February 2018 | Social Issues
Rössing says it expects a large number of people to participate in the 5km fun walk in aid of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) during the national marathon championship organised by the uranium giant at the coast.
The fun walk coincides with the Rössing national marathon that takes place in Swakopmund at the Vineta North Sports Field on Saturday. It starts at 09:00 and follows a scenic route along the ocean.
Over the years the fun walk has attracted participants from across the country, as it is a good team building activity for groups, families and friends and is pet friendly to boot. Participants can enter from 07:30 to 09:00 at the venue on Saturday at N$10 per walker.
There are many “fun” prizes up for grabs, including best theme/most original costume, the funniest hat, youngest walker (excluding toddlers in prams and pets), the oldest walker as well as for the tallest walker and cutest pet walker. The prize-giving takes place at 10:00.
In the meantime, Rössing marathon runners are gearing up, with some participants looking at advancing from the 10km to the newly introduced 21km race which is expected to become a popular event on the Namibian athletics circuit.
The marathon and half-marathon start at 07:00. The 10km run starts at 07:15 and the 5km fun walk and uranium relay at 09:00. Registration is on Friday, from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Vineta North Sports Field. Visit www.rossing.com for entry forms and more information.
The first prize for the marathon is N$10 000 each for the men’s and ladies open winners, with cash prizes for runners finishing second (N$5 000), third (N$2 000), fourth (N$1 000) and fifth (N$500) in the marathon – the day’s main event. An extra N$1 000 cash bonus is up for grabs should marathon records be broken in the open categories. The first prize for the half-marathon winners is N$3 000 each for the men’s and ladies open winners.