Katutura hosts first walk and run event
• By Staff Reporter
POPULAR Democratic Movement councillor for Katutura central constituency and former radio sports presenter Rodman Katjaimo, last Saturday hosted the first edition of the Katutura central walk and run challenge 8.2 km event, with the aim of bringing the culture and spirit of exercising to the masses.
The winners in various categories were awarded with cash money, with the winner in each category pocketing N$600, second place N$400, third place N$300, fourth place N$200 and fifth place N$100.
Upon his victory last year as councillor for Katutura central constituency, Katjaimo said that one of his aims as councillor is to promote sport in the area, and the hosting of the Katutura central walk and run challenge is just the beginning of sporting activities he has lined up.
Speaking to Confidente Sport, Katjaimo said that next year he expects the event to be bigger and more attractive.
“I am very grateful at the first event since this is the first time that I am organising an event of this nature. The event was well received by the participants. We all know that we are still in Covid-19 pandemic and such an event helps us to overcome various diseases.
“Next year we are going to be more aggressive in marketing and promotion. Even though most people were spectators, I therefore urge more people to participate in next year’s event.
“This will be an annual event. It is not only for people of Katutura Central … We want to bring the culture and spirit back into our communities through sport,” he said.
The event was well attended by hundreds of participants including veteran journalist Isack Hamata and his wife, while Katjaimo also took part in the fitness challenge.
FNB Namibia gave sponsorship amounting to N$11 000, while City Police made sure that the event attendees were in safe hands.
The event was more of a fun day, however next year the event is set to become more competitive which could see some of the country’s top runners also gracing