Standard Bank’s Be More City Race city leg invades Mzuzu tomorrow after the inaugural success in Blantyre.
The bank has since invited customers, the community, civic leaders and professional athletes to be part of the 10-kilometre (km) race starting from the bank’s Mzuzu branch and stretch out through Mzuzu High Court round-about down through Mzuzu Stadium the Clock Tower and finish at the bank.
“We are pleased to announce Mzuzu as our next destination for the city races. We are inviting customers, partners, all athletes and sports enthusiasts and members of the general public to come in their large numbers in Mzuzu on April 21st,” said the bank’s head of marketing and communications Thoko Unyolo.
Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) general secretary Francis Chitembeya said the city races are a motivation to the athletes as they prepare for the main event in the main race set for June 9 in Lilongwe.
“It also acts as an awareness platform to elite athletes to be positive about the sport,” he said.
Chitembeya said several registered athletes participated in Blantyre and the body looks forward to more in Mzuzu and Lilongwe legs.
The 2018 Be More race will take place on June 9. Covering a distance of 21.2km, it will start from the bank’s head office in City Centre and stretch out to Area 18, Mtandire, Area 49, Area 9, Area 6, Area 47, Area 10 and head back towards the City Centre and finish at the Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc).
The winner will pocket K1.5 million while the runner-up will get K900 000. The third-placed will get K550, 000 in both men and women categories.