CORRECTION: Navachab Half Marathon on Saturday

12 Sep 2016 17:00pm
CORRECTION: Changes N.dollars 35 000 to N.dollars 45 000

WINDHOEK, 12 SEP (NAMPA) - All is set for the third edition of the Navachab Half Marathon, with the same cash prizes available this year in the different categories of the yearly competition.
The 21.1 kilometre (km) event, which is expected to attract runners from across the country, takes place on Saturday at Usab field in Karibib.
In a media release made available to Nampa on Monday, Regional Sports Officer for Omaruru in the Erongo Region, Berthold Karumendu said this year's prizes did not change from those of last year, but they are working on improving them.
“We are calling on more corporate companies to come on board and sponsor this marathon as it is growing in leaps and bounds every year,” he said.
Currently, Navachab Mine is the biggest sponsor of N.dollars 45 000, followed by the Karibib Town Council’s sponsorship of N.dollars 6 400. First National Bank of Namibia contributed N.dollars 5 000, the same amount as Namibia Marble and Granite. Coca Cola Namibia is on board as the main sponsor of drinks.
Last year, Uveni-Nawa Kuugongelwa, a long distance runner from the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), was the overall winner in the men’s category, while Alina Armas, also from the NDF, won the women’s category. The prize breakdown for the event is as follows:

Senior Men (20-39 years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 5 000
Silver Medallist N.dollars 2 000
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 1 000

Senior Women (20-39 years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 5 000
Silver Medallist N.dollars 2 000
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 1 000

Junior Men (13-19 years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 2 000
Silver Medallist N.dollars 1 000
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 700

Junior Women (13-19 years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 2 000
Silver Medallist N.dollars 1 000
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 700

Veteran Men (40-49 years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 2 000
Silver Medallist N.dollars 1 000
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 700

Veteran Women (40-49 years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 2 000
Silver Medallist N.dollars 1 000
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 700

Masters Men (50+ years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 1 500
Silver Medallist N.dollars 700
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 500

Masters Women (50+ years)
Gold Medallist N.dollars 1 500
Silver Medallist N.dollars 700
Bronze Medallist N.dollars 500
(NAMPA)
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