Hangana Hake Run & Ride 2017 – the last stretch

Nedbank has recently made a donation towards the Hangana Hake Run & Ride to ensure its involvement as sponsor in this very important coastal sporting event, which also incorporates the Walvisfees on the weekend of 6 and 7 October in Walvis Bay.
Today marks the registration cut-off date for this year’s Hangana Hake Run & Ride which will take place at the coast on 7 October 2017. The cut-off time will be tonight at 24:00.
Late registrations will only be accepted on Friday, 6 October at the Jan Wilken Stadium between 14h00 and 22h00. During this time already registered participants will be able to collect their race packs.
Hangana Seafood, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, earlier in the year announced its take-over from Etosha Fishing of the oldest coastal sporting event formerly known as the Lucky Star Marathon.
“I can assure you that other than the name change, the event will continue in the same proud tradition and format as before and where possible, we will continue to further improve and grow the event,” Hangana Seafood Managing Director, Herman Theron said earlier this year at the official launch of the event. Since then Nedbank has come on board as a co-sponsor and Radiowave as a media partner, which is testimony to the popularity of the event for the coastal communities. The Hangana Hake Run & Ride also coincides with the annual Walvisfees, which is hosted on the same weekend at the Jan Wilken Stadium in Walvis Bay, offering fun and entertainment for the entire family.
“In line with the O&L Group purpose ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’, we are truly excited to host this event that encourages a healthy, balanced lifestyle, to our Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio, as we are confident it will make a positive impact on and enhance the lives of the community within which we operate,” Theron noted.
The marathon and 105km cycling events are particularly popular among serious athletes as the latter is a Namibia Cycling Federation sanctioned event and the marathon a qualifier for the Two Oceans and Comrades marathons. Other events include the half-marathon, 10km fun run, 21km mountain and fat bike as well as a 5km kiddies ride.
Although the event is dominated by local entries, so far international entries include participants from Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, United States, Japan and Spain among others, as well as from neighbouring South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
All participants not yet registered are encouraged to visit the Hangana Hake Run & Ride website at www.hangana-hakerun.com to register before the end of the week. Updates on race developments will also be made available through the website or Facebook page @hanganahakerun.

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