Bank Windhoek, in collaboration with Farm Windhoek Fitness, recently announced that its annual relay will for this year be a hybrid event. The relay takes place on the weekend of 10-11 July 2021. A hybrid event combines a live in-person event, with a virtual online component.
An executive at Bank Windhoek, Bronwyn Moody said Farm Windhoek Fitness’ action arena will host the live in-person part. “Other participants can take part virtually, which enables teams to participate from anywhere in the world,” she said.
An inclusive charity-based event, the Bank Windhoek Relay promotes a healthy lifestyle, physical fitness, and teamwork. “Comprising four participants per team, partakers will compete in various categories; male, female, and mixed groups. Teams will fast walk or run over 20 kilometres; averaging five kilometres per teammate,” said Moody.
With the option of selecting whether to donate an additional amount to charity, the entry fee per team is N$420. Moody added that the first 40 teams to register would receive complimentary Bank Windhoek Relay t-shirts. “The proceeds will go towards the ongoing fight against Covid-19,” said Moody.
The Bank Windhoek Relay will be conducted on a self-timed basis using Quick Response (QR) codes and the web scorer online application process at www.webscorer.com. Registration closes on 6 July 2021.
For the live in-person component, Moody emphasised that teams would be required to adhere to strict Covid-19 regulations throughout the event. “The virtual online component, a running event only, allows participants to run together or separately at their convenience,” said Moody.
Participants stand a chance to win cash prizes and an opportunity to take part in lucky draws and best team photo competitions on social media with #BWRelay2021.