The third edition of the Navachab Half Marathon Challenge Run that has been seen as growing in leaps and bounds was officially launched here in the capital.
Event Organizer and Regional Sport Officer, Bethuel Karumendu said this year’s event scheduled for 17 September, in Karibib is expected to attract a huge entry from aspiring runners from across the country.
Speaking at the official launch today, Karumendu said the marathon is an open event for interested persons.
Main sponsor Nachachab Gold Mine has injected for the third consecutive time a cool N$ 45 000 for prize monies while First National Bank (FNB) Namibia Karibib branch injected N$ 5000 while Karibib Town Council humbled themselves with N$ 6 400 towards the event.
Also on board is Namibia Beverages who will dish out soft drinks to participants.
Karumendu said he expect last year’s winners Aline Armas (women champion) and Uveni-Nawa Kuugongelwa the men’s defending champions are expected to defend their title on the 17 September.
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