By Mphatso Malidadi:
The second edition of Standard Bank’s Be More City Race moves to Lilongwe Saturday.
The race started in Mzuzu a fortnight ago in the run up to the main event set for June 15.
The race will have 10-kilometre (km) and 5km routes around City Centre.
The bank’s head of marketing and communication, Thokozani Unyolo, said city races give a chance to the bank to engage with employees, customers and communities in a space where everyone is nourishing their health through exercise.
“Be More Race is designed to mobilise Malawians in embracing fitness and healthy living. We appreciate the role healthy customers, employees and the larger community play in the growth and survival of our core business.
“The race facilitates our engagement with stakeholders in attaining fitness and enriching social networks while they enjoy our banking services,” Unyolo said.
The race, which promises to attract hundreds of enthusiastic runners, will have competitors in professional and casual categories fighting for glory in the 10km event.
From the starting line at Standard Bank Capital City branch, the runners will track their route past the Nature Sanctuary, New Parliament roundabout, Area 18 roundabout, Area 10, Area 11—where they will join the Presidential Drive at Golden Peacock Hotel—before proceeding in the direction of Capital Hotel roundabout.
The last stretch will be towards the finish line at Bingu International Conference Centre.