Navachab Half Marathon

The Navachab Half Marathon will take place in and around Karibib this coming Saturday, 20 September.

The marathon was launched in Windhoek on Tuesday by Omaruru sport officer Bethold Karumendu who called on athletes throughout Namibia to participate in the event.

“The town of Karibib is ready to host the half marathon, all the logistics are in place and we are expecting athletes from all over Namibia,” he said.

Karumendu also thanked the main sponsor Navachab Mine, which announced a total sponsorship of N$45 000 for the event. Of this amount, N$32 000 will go towards prize money while N$13 000 will go towards logistics and operational costs.

The other sponsors include Coca-Cola who will provide soft drinks, and the Ministry of Youth and Sport which will assist the athletes with transport.

There will be prizes in eight different categories, namely senior, junior, veteran and masters men and women.

The gold medallists in the senior men and women’s categories will each receive N$3 000, while the top six athletes in these categories will all receive financial rewards.

The top four athletes in the junior categories will receive financial prizes and the top three in the veteran and masters categories will receive financial prizes.

Karibib Town Councillor Chris Nguherimo thanked the sponsors and said the event will help rehabilitate the youth of Karibib.

“As a councillor I am concerned about the rehabilitation of our youth and this marathon will give them an opportunity to run and will be a plus for Karibib. I urge all inhabitants of Karibib and the surrounding areas like Usakos and Otjimbingwe to join us for the run,” he said.

The race starts at 07h30 on Saturday morning in Karibib’s main street, while athletes can register till 07h00 or on Friday afternoon.

More information can be obtained from Karumendu at 0813118489.

Source : The Namibian