Oldest coastal running and cycling event cancelled

Namibia’s oldest coastal running and cycling event the Hangana Hake Run and Ride formerly known as the Lucky Star Marathon that was slated for 2 October in Walvis Bay, has been cancelled for the second consecutive year.

The annual sporting event enjoyed by many local and international participants, is pivotal for athletes aiming to qualify for the Two Oceans and Comrades marathons.
The event that started as a half marathon race with the Cycling categories added in 2015 to the event to offer the same excitement and diversity to cycling enthusiasts.
The main Cycling event being a Namibian Cycling Federation sanctioned 105km road race as well as an off-road 21km fat bike race, which traverses sand dunes in the vicinity of Walvis Bay, a 21km mountain bike and 5km kiddies’ races with 10km fun run.
The organisers, Hangana Seafood, said that a decision to cancel the event was taken due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and related risk to the participants.
The organisers added that they cannot ignore the reality of the times we live in and their priority remains the health and safety of our participants, the protection of staff member, volunteers, suppliers, and the broader coastal community.
They the organisers trust that all stakeholders and participants will understand the responsibility they have towards each other to stay safe.
According to the organisers the next Hangana Hake Run and Ride will be hosted on 8 October 2022 in Walvis Bay.

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