Sanlam Coastal Marathon this Saturday

The second Sanlam Coastal Marathon was launched in Windhoek. The marathon takes place on Saturday (23 March) at Swakopmund.

Organisers pulled out all the plugs and aim at 5 000 participants for this year’s event.
Runner will compete in five categories: a 5km Fun Run and Walk, 10km, 21km and the 42.2km Marathon.Speaking at the media launch Sanlam Marketing and Communications Manager, Hilaria Graig, said the inaugural event last year set the benchmark against which all future Sanlam Coastal Marathons would be measured. Including this year’s event.
Graig further explained the Sanlam Coastal Marathon is linked to the IAAF-accredited Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, an elite marathon event in Africa for marathon athletes.
This year’s winner of the 42.2km item not only will look forward to a cash prize of N$15 000 but also qualifies for “an all-expenses paid” participation in the IAAF Gold Label Status Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. That takes place in September.
The President of Athletics Namibia (AN) Erwin Naimwaka applauded Sanlam for creating a platform for upcoming and established athletes. It is an event for athletes to showcase their talent and an honour to be associated with major races such as the Sanlam Coastal Marathon. Naimwaka applauded Sanlam for the Marathon and pledged the insurer to continue playing a role in the development of athletics in Namibia.
The marathon’s course will run along the Swakopmund-Henties Bay route. Markers and race officials will demarcate the route. The Marathon ends at Pro-Ed Academy.
Entry numbers can be collected at the Pro-Ed Academy on Friday, (22 March) from 15:00 to 18:00. Entries are conducted online via Events Today at or via the Pay Today App or at any Airtime City kiosk. Entries are N$20-00 for the 5km, N$40-00 for the 10km and N$80-00 for both the 21km and 42km. Closing date for entries is today (19 March) so hurry up not to miss out on this event.
Prizes in both male and female categories are:

42,2km: 1st Place: N$15 000-00 with automatic participation in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon; 2nd Place N$10 000-00 and 3rd Place N$5 000-00.
21km: 1st Place N$5 000-00; 2nd Place N$3000-00 and 3rd Place N$2 000-00.
10km: 1st Place: N$2 000-00; 2nd Place: N$1 000-00 and 3rd Place: N$500-00.

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