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Bank Windhoek & Farm Windhoek Fitness readies trail runner tourney

Bank Windhoek & Farm Windhoek Fitness readies trail runner tourney

Bank Windhoek & Farm Windhoek Fitness readies trail runner tourney
Trail Runners: Some of the trail runner to take part in the second Dusk & Dawn Trail run race this weekend._ Photo: Contributed

Aili Iilonga

THE Stage Trail Run competition has finalised all preparations as it is set to host the second Dusk and Dawn Trail run race this weekend.

Hosted by Bank Windhoek and Farm Windhoek Fitness, the two-day event aims to challenge experienced trail runners with back-to-back runs at the IJG Trails.

Participants will compete in the Scout: four kilometres and nine kilometres, Adventurer:  nine kilometres and 18 kilometres and the Great Explorer:18 kilometres Dusk Stage and 26 kilometres Dawn Stage.

The maiden Dusk and Dawn Run, launched over a year ago, and the brainchild of Willem van Greunen and Jaco van den Berg, is the first ever two-day stage trail run to be staged in Windhoek.

“This confirms Farm Windhoek Fitness’ reputation of introducing unique and innovative trail running experiences. Those who participated in 2018 insisted that this should become an annual event and Bank Windhoek gladly came on board to ensure that we host another exciting one this coming weekend,” said van Greunen.

Van Greunen encourage participants who would like to take part for fun and those who are new to trail running, to show up in numbers.

“Just like any other form of exercise, trail running relaxes the mind and strengthens the body muscles. It also allows any participant to experience the beauty of nature in an oxygen-rich environment free from daily pollutants such as carbon dioxide. We look forward to an exciting event,” said Bank Windhoek’s, Jacquiline Pack.

These year’s category winners will each receive custom handmade medals created by Arnold Tjihuiko from Hakahana Arts Hub. Food and drinks stalls will be available on both days.


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