Bank Windhoek relay goes hybrid

By Staff Reporter

BANK Windhoek, in collaboration with Farm Windhoek Fitness, announced that the annual relay would be a hybrid event on Saturday July 10 and Sunday July 11 2021.

A hybrid event combines a live, in-person event with a virtual online component.

This was announced by Bank Windhoek recently.

The bank’s head of corporate social investments, sponsorship and events, Bronwyn Moody, said Farm Windhoek Fitness’ Action Arena would host the live in-person part.

“Other participants can take part virtually, which enables teams to participate from anywhere in the world,” she said.

An inclusive charity-based event, the Bank Windhoek Relay promotes a healthy lifestyle, physical fitness and teamwork.

Moody also said that teams will be participating in different categories in both male and female.

“Comprising four participants per team, partakers will compete in various categories; male, female and mixed groups. Teams will fast walk or run over 20 kilometres; averaging five kilometres per teammate,” said Moody.

With the option of selecting whether to donate an additional amount to charity, the entry fee per team is N$420. Moody added that the first 40 teams to register would receive complimentary Bank Windhoek Relay t-shirts.

“The proceeds will go towards the ongoing fight against Covid-19,” said Moody.

The Bank Windhoek Relay will occur on a self-timed basis using Quick Response (QR) codes and the web scorer online application process at Registration closes on July 6.  

For the live in-person component, Moody emphasised that teams would be required to adhere to strict Covid-19 regulations throughout the event.

“The virtual online component, a running event only, allows participants to run together or separately at their convenience,” said Moody.

Participants stand a chance to win cash prizes and an opportunity to take part in lucky draws and best team photo competitions on social media with #BWRelay2021.