“Unique from other running events, the Bank Windhoek Relay is a charitable event that embraces inclusivity, encourages teamwork, and promotes a healthy lifestyle through fitness. As connectors of positive change, Bank Windhoek has used the Relay to support various charitable organisations through funds raised over the past fifteen years," said Pack.
Themed 'Join the Relay Revolution', this year's hybrid event will take place on Saturday, 13 May 2023, at the Towerbos Farm on the Daan Viljoen Road, north-western Windhoek. The entry fees are N$600 per team of four and N$50 per entrant for kids' fun runs between the ages of nine to 13 years old.
Pack said that participating teams of four people will compete in the following relay categories: walking, running, and cycling as a men's, women's, or a mixed group. Each team member will run or walk five kilometres (km) to contribute toward the overall 20 km. “As for the cycling category, team members will each cycle for 10 km for a team total of 40 km. Teams can register on the Bank Windhoek website until Wednesday, 10 May 2023," she said.
Participants taking part virtually worldwide must complete their activities between Friday, 5 May 2023 and Sunday, 7 May 2023, at noon. “No submission done before or after this period will count. Each Team member must track their using on activity tracker app on their phone. The team leader will submit each of their team's activities via the email provided," said Pack. Participants can take part in the Social Media competition with their teams by posting photos and selfies on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #RelayRevolution or #RR to qualify for the lucky draw, which will take place on Saturday, 13 May 2023. “The first 25 teams to enter will receive a free Bank Windhoek Relay t-shirt. All proceeds will go towards supporting charity initiatives. Come, journey with us," said Pack.
For more information and to register, participants can visit the Bank's website at www.bankwindhoek.com.na.