Hastings Munthali saw off stiff competition from a field of over 400 athletes to win the 10 kilometres Beit Cure Fun Run at the College of Medicine in Blantyre on Saturday.
He finished the race in 15 minutes.
The 34-year-old Beit Cure employee said he was excited to help towards the cause by emerging the winner.
“I have been running in this competition for the past four years, but had never won.
“This is a very important event as it seeks to raise funds for the hospital which helps a lot of underprivileged children,” said Munthali.
Beit Cure executive director Stuart Palmer thanked the participants for coming in large numbers for the fun run.
“I can call the turnout as fantastic, we are pleased with the support. We need to celebrate our God-given bones and of course raise funds for the operations of the hospital.
“Beit Cure has for the past 10 years been offering free operation services to young children. But the hospital has also helped save careers of Malawian top athletes, who have underwent cheap successful operations and are now back to their feet,” he said.
Flames players Essau Kanyenda, Jimmy Zakazaka, Emmanuel Zoya and Elvis Kafoteka and netball star Mary Waya are some of the top athletes that have received quality treatment at the hospital.
Among the sponsors were Illovo, FMB Bank and Universal industries.