TN Mobile Increases City Run Prizes

TN Mobile on Wednesday announced an improved sponsorship for the third edition of the Windhoek City Run which takes place on 20 July.

The overall sponsorship of the event is N$200 000, with this year’s cash prizes increased to N$44 000, up from N$37 000 last year.

According to the organisers, close to 600 runners are expected to take part in the 2014 event compared to the average attendance of 500 participants in previous editions.

TN Mobile is sponsoring the run this year 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 organisers said.

“Sport is one of the areas from which society gets its innovation. As an inspiration to many people, sport creates a sense of community and enables understanding across all possible human barriers. That is why we lay emphasis on sponsoring sporting events, because participants get exercise, positive social interaction and a good time,” said Telecom Namibia’s senior manager for corporate communications and public relations Oiva Angula.

“As a service provider, TN Mobile is honoured to be part of the third edition of the Windhoek City Run and is looking forward to bringing new energy and life to this much-loved event,” Angula added.

The TN Mobile Windhoek City Run is arranged in partnership with Otb Sport and Windhoek Harriers in celebration of the City of Windhoek.

Coca-Cola Namibia will sponsor drinks to the runners and Occupational Care Namibia (OCNAM) will assist with route logistics and water tables.

The routes of the run has been designed to showcase the best the City of Windhoek has to offer, with the 21,1km and full marathon winding past the Old State House, Independence Memorial, Supreme Court, Tintenpalast, Gibeon Meteorites, Hochland Trails, the Christus Kirche, Zoo Park and other interesting sites of Windhoek.

Participants have a choice between a 5km fun runwalk 10km walkrun 21,1km walkrun 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 seven 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,” said Yvonne Brinkmann of Otb Sport.

“We thank the City of Windhoek and its traffic department for assisting with the safety of the athletes during the event,” Brinkmann said.

For further race details, go to www.otbsport.com. Online entries close on Wednesday, 16 July 2014.

Source : The Namibian