Namibian Athletics’ Rossing Marathon Championship will kick off at Swakopmund on 10 February, with two running events.
The national marathon championship will include a 42.2 km full marathon and a shorter 10 km run, at Vineta North Sports Field.
The event will also introduce a half-marathon (21 km) for the first time.
The first prize for the marathon is N$10 000 each for the men’s and ladies open winners, with cash prizes for runners finishing second (N$5 000), third (N$2 000), fourth (N$1 000) and fifth (N$500) in the marathon – the day’s main event.
An extra N$1 000 cash bonus is up for grabs should the marathon records be broken in the open categories.
The first prize for the half-marathon winners is N$3 000 each for the men’s and ladies open winners.
The 10km Uranium Relay for Erongo mine workers and the 5km Fun Walk are popular events as proceeds collected in both events go to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) for the fight against cancer in Namibia.
The marathon and half-marathon starts at 07:00. The 10km run starts at 07:15 and the 5km Fun Walk and Uranium Relay at 09:00. Registration is on Friday, 9 February from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Vineta North Sports Field.