Blantyre City will on Saturday sample Be More Race action with a 10-Kilometre walk/run around the city as part of the build-up to the main race set for June 9 in Lilongwe.
Announcing the Blantyre leg, Standard Bank head of marketing and communications Thoko Unyolo said the city races aim to encourage group participation in the main race and promote a national movement of peer wellness through athletics.
“We are very excited to invite our customers, partners and anyone interested in sampling the action to come and join us at our regional office and branch in Blantyre where we are launching the city races as a build-up to the main race and these are free of charge. After Blantyre, we will move to Mzuzu and Lilongwe before returning to the administrative capital on June 9,” she said.
Unyolo said the city races aim to prepare racers for the challenge that lies ahead during the main race.
“We are encouraging walkers and runners to be thoroughly prepared to enjoy the main race. The city races will give them a feel ahead of the main race in terms of building resilience, psyche, nutrition tips and getting familiar with the race course,” she said.
The Blantyre City race will cover a distance of 10km from bank’s regional office to Ginnery Corner via Kamuzu Highway, Mandala, Mount Pleasant, Victoria Avenue and finish at the bank.
“We are encouraging customers, families, bank employees, fitness enthusiasts, both professional and non-pro athletes to come and join our Be More Race club and be part of an exciting journey towards wellness and healthier living during these city races,” she said
Mzuzu and Lilongwe city races are scheduled for April 21 and May 12, respectively. n