Pupkewitz Foundation Open Athletics Championships

Swakop Striders Athletic Club in conjunction with the Pupkewitz Foundation as the main sponsor will host the Open Athletics Championships on 22 December at the Vinita Sport field (next to the Dome) in Swakopmund.

The Open Athletics Championships originated a few years ago to attract professional athletes and coaches to the coastal town of Swakopmund and to give young and amateur athletes an opportunity to rub shoulders with well-known world class athletes.
Organiser of the event, a well-known high jump coach from Swakopmund, Hennie Horn said this year’s event will probably be the best ever with two-time Olympian, Mosito Lehata from Lesotho as well as Namibia’s new athletic star Beatrice Masilingi who is the fastest under 18 in the world and a few athletes from Zimbabwe and about 20 from South Africa and some of the best athletes from Namibia will be in action to compete for a podium position.
Horn said “The championships are open for athletes from the age of seven to seniors. This year we will have a few athletes from Zimbabwe, Lesotho and about 20 from South Africa that will compete against the best athletes from Namibia for a podium position.”
According to Horn more than 100 entries were received within the first three days after the opening of entries for the event and they are still expecting between 150 and 200 athletes.
Unlike previous years, there will be no entry fees, says the organizer, Hennie Horn.
“We know people are suffering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and we want to make entries as easy and convenient as possible for young athletes and their parents. Therefore, entries for the event will be free for all”, Horn said.
We are still in need of volunteers that would like to help on the event for a minimum fee and a meal/water/cool drink. All interested can contact Hennie Horn via WhatsApp at 0812939987.
Horn said for more information contact him at hennie. horn@nimt.edu.na and that entries are still open and can be done online at www.trackandfieldcompetitions.com.

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