MTC recently launched the “We Race Together” initiative, the third edition of the MTC Knockout Project 2022 focused on nation-building and unity, bringing together 140 people who stand the change to compete against Namibia’s top athletes in a 4×100 m relay.
The relay is scheduled for 16 April at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.
Teams of four will receive two months of professional training from world-class Namibian coaches. The teams will participate in various qualifying heats and those that qualify for the final will race against two world-class teams consisting of Christine Mboma, Beatrice Masilingi, Frank Fredericks and Helaria Johannes, as well as Johannes Nambala, Johanna Benson, and Ananias Shikongo.
MTC’s Public Relations Officer, Erasmus Nekundi, said: “This year’s edition is themed ‘We Race Together’, signalling that as a country, through unity and togetherness, we can raise and emerge above socio- difficulties. The initiative is also to recognise and appreciate the work of Athletics Namibia that gave us hope and carried us during times of despair.”
The MTC Knockout Project is a social intervention initiative aimed at addressing pressing societal issues in the country.
“We therefore encourage individuals and Namibian corporates to join us on this thrilling project with a participating fee of only N$30 000 per person. All proceeds from this event will be channelled towards a charitable cause which will jointly be determined by all participants,” Nekundi said.
The first edition focused on creating awareness and curbing Gender-Based Violence, and the second edition tackled homelessness.