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Over 300 runners to take part in Farm Windhoek Fitness Run

by Rodney Pienaar

Over 300 runners from all over the country are expected to take part in the Farm Windhoek Fitness Run (FWFR) series which are scheduled to take place this Saturday.

The FWFR competition has officially started last year.

The FWFR series are the brainchild of several Namibian trainers whose aim was to provide an outdoor gym facility surrounded by the best trails in Kleine Kuppe, Windhoek, one of the organisers Julie Mbaisa has told The Villager.

“This year’s FWFR series will offer these established runs alongside some exciting events that have not been done in Namibia before. The year’s events will form a series where competitive runners can build up points and vie not only for honors in every event but also to win the series,” she said.

She added that the series will bring trail stage running and vertical running to Namibians for the first time and in addition, the series will also present a Namibian-organised obstacle run which will include some of the toughest and most competitive trail races in Namibia.

The series are also open to fun runners, as this will enable them to enjoy Windhoek’s best trails and indulge in their love for nature.

“We wanted something to do in Windhoek that was fun, but a little different. We love encouraging people to be active and really believe in outdoor fitness, and we wanted to appeal to people inside and outside the running community,” she said.

She added that this was the first event to offer trail running by the light of the full moon and it proved very popular with over 500 people participating.

Registration and tickets for the 8km or 16km routes are at N$100 and are available on the Events Today website.

The run series is sponsored by IJG, Namibia Breweries and Red Bull.

“After the run there will be spot prizes from Namibia Breweries and the famous FWFR lucky draw prizes, including the giveaway of a N$1 000 IJG Money Market account to five lucky participants,” Mbaisa concluded.