Rössing’s 5 km Fun Walk will be one of the popular events at the upcoming Rössing national marathon championship expecting a large number of people to walk in aid to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) for the fight against cancer in Namibia.
The Fun Walk is scheduled to take place in Swakopmund at the Vineta North Sports Field on Saturday, 10 February 2018, starting at 09:00, following a scenic route along the ocean.
The event has over the years attracted walkers across the country, as this is also the best event for groups, families, friends and pets. Participants can enter on Saturday, 10 February at the venue from 07:30 to 09:00 at N$10 per walker.
There are many “fun” prizes for the participants in the Fun Walk namely best themed/most original costume; funniest hat; youngest walker (excluding toddlers in prams & pets); oldest walker; tallest walker and cutest pet walker. Prize-giving is at 10:00.
Meanwhile, runners are gearing up for their events, as some are looking at advancing from the 10 km to the newly introduced 21 km, which is expected to become a popular event on the Namibian athletics circuit.
The 2017 Marathon champion in the men’s open Paulus Iiyambo is ready to defend his title.
“Training has been going well and I am ready for the marathon, and also to defend my title,” Paulus said.
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 the 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.
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, 9 February from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Vineta North Sports Field.
Entry forms and more information are available on the Rössing website here