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Rössing marathon registration closing

2024-03-01  Staff Reporter

Rössing marathon registration closing

The organisers of the 2024 Rössing Marathon Championship and Fun Walk, in partnership with Swakop Striders Running Club, say registration for this year’s event scheduled for 9 March in the coastal town of Swakopmund is set to close this Sunday, with the current entry numbers having doubled from last year.

The event is set to start at 07h00 starting at the tennis courts, with amateur and elite runners expected to compete in the 42km marathon, the 21km Frank Slabbert half marathon, the 10km run, and the 5km fun walk.

Rössing Uranium’s Manager Corporate Communication Daylight Ekandjo highlighted that this year’s edition is a testament to the inevitable growth of the Rössing Marathon, which features elite and amateur runners from across the country.

“Entries this year have doubled to just over 2000, and this cements the dire need for sporting events in the country. Every year, the nation looks forward to this event, and this year’s numbers only mean we should double our efforts to appetise running for health reasons and at the same time create a platform for our elite runners to compete nationally to better represent the country internationally,” said Ekandjo.

Alina Armas, who won last year’s female race, said she is excited to still participate in this year’s edition and is looking forward to seeing new competition, particularly from female runners.

“I’ve already begun preparing for the Rössing Marathon, and I’d like to call on all athletes to register and make their names on the weekend. Train hard so that you get the results you want. Consistency is key in everything you do,” said the eight-time elite female winner of the Rössing Marathon.

Late registration for the marathon is set for 3 March 2024. Entry applications are available on the Rössing Uranium website at a fee of N$50 for the full and half marathon, N$30 for the 10-kilometre run, and N$20 for the fun walk. All proceeds will be channelled to the Cancer Association of Namibia to bolster their fight against cancer.

2024-03-01  Staff Reporter

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