Annual Old Mutual Victory Race Series Launched

The 15th Old Mutual Victory Races Series was officially launched in Windhoek on Friday.

Speaking at the launch, Old Mutual’s Corporate Transformation Consultant Revonia Kahivere said an investment of N$750 000 had been made towards this year’s series.

Another investment of N$12 000 was also made for study bursaries.

Kahivere said Old Mutual had over the past 15 years contributed nearly N$5 million towards the annual road running event.

“Our commitment has not only made it possible for thousands of Namibians to enjoy the sheer exhilaration of running in a beautiful country, but it has also made it possible for Namibian athletes to compete outside the country,” she said.

She said the Coca-Cola beverage company, which is partnering with Old Mutual for the ninth time, had made a contribution of soft drinks and promotional items valued at N$60 000, while Marathon Sugar donated items valued at N$55 000 and N$40 000 towards prize money for the junior category.

Business Connexion funded two laptops to the value of N$12 000, which will be allocated to the school and Paralympic associations with the highest entries in Oshakati and Keetmanshoop.

Welwitschia Travel donated N$5 000 towards printing race numbers, while Solution Worx contributed one photocopy machine valued at N$12 000 for the school with the highest number of entries.

Kahivere, however, called on other companies to also come on board to make the annual event bigger every year.

“These contributions open up the opportunity for more schools to compete in different categories and overall encourage greater participation to increase community spirit and support,” she stated.

The four major races will take place in Keetmanshoop on 6 June, Swakopmund on 27 June, Oshakati on 11 July and Windhoek on 1 August.

Entry forms will be available on the Old Mutual website and at schools.

The due date for entries will be the day before each race, and no entries will be accepted on the day of the race.

Nampa

Source : The Namibian