PPC Msasa Marathon on

HARARE - The inaugural PPC Msasa Marathon will be held in Harare early next month as the cement manufacturing giant continues to play a leading role in local athletics development.

Marathon runners are invited to take on the challenge in the race which is set to take place in the capital on October 9.

The marathon will feature 42km and 21km races, with an entry fee of $10, as well as a 5km fun run with an entry fee of $5.

Forms are also available from NAAZ offices at the National Sports Stadium, from Beta Ball Sports at Joina City Harare, and from Mark Manolios Sports at Avondale Shopping Centre, Borrowdale and Arundel.

“The PPC Msasa Marathon is also expected to be an annual event, with this year’s event offering runners the opportunity to compete for a share of over $16 000 worth of prize money — the highest Zimbabwe marathon prize offering to date,” PPC said in a statement.

“The races will be run in accordance with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe — under Open, Veteran, Master and Grand Master categories for ladies and gentlemen.

“The half marathon will also include ladies, gents and wheelchair categories. The 42km race will start at the PPC Msasa plant, with the half marathon starting line at St Alberts Methodist Church, Harare Drive, and the Fun Run starting line at Warren Hills Golf Club. All race finish lines will be at Old Hararians Sports Club, where the public is invited to enjoy a fun day.”

There will be fun and games for the whole family, including a PPC quiz competition, Zumba and aerobics, tug of war, egg and spoon race, amongst other exciting activities.

“Entry forms are available at PPC Msasa Harare office and from the PPC Bulawayo office.

PPC, who are South Africa’s largest cement company, recently announced completion of their new manufacturing plant in Msasa worth at least $800 million.

“The PPC Msasa Marathon marks an even greater investment by PPC, whose strength and commitment to Zimbabwe goes beyond a bag of cement, as PPC provides Strength Beyond the Bag,” said the statement.

“Above all, PPC strives to grow and to contribute meaningfully to Zimbabwe’s people and communities, businesses and economy — an ethos it upholds through investing in the new Msasa plant, which has been built to world-class standards.”

The company already sponsors the PPC Matopos Marathon, a qualifying event for the Comrades Marathon, and a host of other high profile races in neighbouring countries like South Africa, Botswana and Rwanda.

Comments (1)

well done for the marathon in Harare

Arnold Chibvongodze - 30 September 2016

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