Hangana takes over Lucky Star Marathon
The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group recently announced that its subsidiary, Hangana seafood, will be taking over as the main sponsor of the ‘Lucky Star Marathon & Cycle Tour’, which is known as the oldest coastal running event in Namibia.
It was made public in September 2016, that Etosha Fishing would no longer be sponsoring the event due to financial constraints. “Etosha Fishing is delighted that Hangana Seafood has stepped in to take over the sponsorship of arguably the biggest annual coastal sporting event. It would have been a very sad day for all running and cycling enthusiasts at the coast if this event had to die a silent death,” says Etosha Fishing MD, Pieter Greeff.
Under the Hangana sponsorship the annual event is now officially known as the ‘Hangana Hake Run & Ride’ and will continue as in the past with a marathon; half marathon; 10km fun run as well as a 105km road cycling, 21km mountain bike, 21km fat bike and 5km kiddies race taking place on 7 October 2017.
“As one of the leading employers in the Namibian Hake fishing industry, and a member of the O&L Group that is inspired by our purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’ – we are excited to add this event that encourages healthy lifestyles, to our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSI) portfolio, as it enhances the lives of the community within which we operate.
We thank all previous supporters of this event and invite them and first time participants to join us for the fun in the first ever ‘Hangana Hake Run and Ride’. We look forward to seeing you at the start line,” said Hangana Seafood Managing Director, Herman Theron.
Members of the public are encouraged to keep an eye out for the new soon to be launched website, and brand communication that will support the promotion of the event to all corners of the country and further afield.