Running for charity – here and elsewhere

Bank Windhoek relay this weekend
Sporting activities help mental and physical fitness, says Bank Windhoek’s Head of Corporate Social Investment, Sponsorships, and Events, Bronwyn Moody in preparation of the bank’s relay taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the Action Arena in Olympia.
At the same time, national and international participants can join in the fun from anywhere in the world.
The entry fee per team is N$620, and all proceeds go towards hunger prevention initiatives in Namibia.
A hybrid event facilitated by Farm Windhoek Fitness, the Bank Windhoek Relay is an inclusive four-team racing event where participants run or walk a pre-set distance carrying a baton before passing it on to the next teammate.
“It is a charitable initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle, physical fitness, and teamwork,” Moody said, adding that this year’s event is part of the bank’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
The first 50 teams to enter would receive a Bank Windhoek 40th Anniversary baseball cap and a pair of running socks.
In compliance with Covid-19 regulations, the relay will be an arrive-and-run, self-timed event using QR codes and the Webscorer Application.
“Participants are required to download the Webscorer App on one smartphone and use it to register the team and scan the relay QR codes at the start, finish, and each leg handover. Once teams have finished the relay, having scanned all the codes, the app will post the results. Each team member will run or walk 5km for a team total of 20km,” Moody said.
Cash is up for grabs for the winning teams, along with a lucky draw and prizes for the best team photos on social media with #Runwithus.
Moody said that besides promoting the importance of sports, the relay is also a team-building exercise. “We encourage companies, schools, private teams, friends and families to partake in this fun-filled event, stocked with stalls selling food and drink.”
For info, participants can send an email to [email protected] or visit the Bank Windhoek Facebook page. The prizegiving takes place on Wednesday, 18 May 2022, in Windhoek.