Over 200 athletes including Vice-President, Saulos Chilima, will take part in the Standard Bank Be More Race scheduled for Lilongwe this Sunday.
The Veep said to get the best out of a fitness, one has to do it in stages.
He said: “Begin with baby steps; walk, run, sprint and eventually come back to the routine you started with. There are two things that one has to bear in mind when taking this journey.
“It’s a lifestyle change and you have to do it forever. You can’t stop midway. So, let it become part of your life. You simply must keep on moving forward.”
Standard Bank head of marketing Thoko Unyolo yesterday said apart from the Vice-President, the mayor of the City of Lilongwe, Desmond Bikoko, will also take part.
In an interview, Bikoko expressed excitement to be part of the marathon.
“As a city, we are proud to be associated with this event and I thank Standard Bank for choosing Lilongwe,” he said.
The race will stretch from Standard Bank head office in Lilongwe City Centre to Kumbali Village Lodge over a distance of 21 kilometres (km).
The race has been split into three key legs of five, 15 and 21 km for both men and women.
Unyolo said the bank was excited to see more individuals, organisations and companies joining the race.
Meanwhile, Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) has also applauded Standard Bank for organising the event, saying it will motivate athletes in the country.
“The race is important to athletics as it is a motivation not only to athletes, but also to the association as a whole,” said AAM general secretary Frank Chitembeya.