As the countdown to Standard Bank’s ‘Be More’ race continues, Malawian author, Daniel Dunga, has donated 50 copies of his book Grit towards the race.
According to the agreement, proceeds from the Lilongwe race will go towards educating girls.
Dunga said he was inspired by the idea of ‘Be More’ by Standard Bank, hence donating copies of the book which talks about how one can beat the odds on the road to success.
“I want people to be more active to achieve more. That is the message of my book Grit. Reading Grit will help the runners prepare for the race and life in general,” he said.
Dunga said just like the ‘Be More’ race, greatness is achieved over time and requires all individuals who pursue it to adopt a gritty mindset.
“Never give up on your goals and dreams. Be gritty. Be prepared to live your life like a marathon, always looking forward to the long stretch. Have passion and perseverance,” he said.
Standard Bank Head of Marketing, Thoko Unyolo, said the bank was excited to see more individuals and companies joining the race.
The race has been split into five kilometres, 10 kilometres and 21 kilometres for men, women and children above the age of 10.
The ‘Be More’ race will stretch from Lilongwe City Centre to Kumbali Village in the city’s outskirts.
Over K2.5 million is up for grabs for top three winners of the 21-kilometre marathon.