The second leg of the Old Mutual Victory Races kicked off in Swakopmund on the 22 June 2013. Athletes from all over the country, not only from the coast, arrived ready to compete for the 2013 extensive prize list, with a total of 1020 participants competing this year.
Over the past 13 years, Old Mutual’s commitment of over N$3, 5 million towards these annual races has not only made it possible for thousands of Namibians to enjoy the sheer exhilaration of running in a beautiful country, it has also made it possible for Namibian athletes to compete outside of our country - off the basis of Old Mutual’s sponsorship of travel and entry fees to prestigious regional races such as the annual Two Oceans race in South Africa.
This year, along with our own significant annual investment of N$ 500 000 to ensure the race series, we are also pleased to recognise and thank Coca-Cola, Mutual & Federal and Marathon Sugar, Business Connexion and Schoemans for their cash and in kind contributions to this annual event’s continuing success.
The Victory Races also awards monetary prizes to winners each year. This year we have increased these by up to 25% in some categories, and these are shared in both the male and female categories per leg as follows:
These races are one of many value-driven initiatives undertaken by Old Mutual to address social development needs within our communities and Namibia’s passion for sport and running in particular, have shown us that this initiative has answered a genuine Namibian need for safe places to run.
The next race takes place in on 13 July 2013 of June in Swakopmund. For further details contact Revonia Kahivere at (061) 299 3017 or cell. 0813518758.