Reminder - Rössing Marathon Champtionship 215
(10 February 2015)

Just a friendly reminder that the Rössing Marathon National Championship takes place this Saturday, 14 February 2015, in Swakopmund.

MARATHON: The Rio Tinto Rössing Uranium sponsored 42.2km event to crown the Namibia Marathon Champions for 2015 starts from the Swakopmund Athletics Stadium in Vineta at 7.00 and follow the route from the stadium onto the Henties Bay road. Entries will still be accepted on Friday, 13 February, at the starting point at the stadium, as from 18.00 to 21.00 and on the morning of the race from 5:00 – 6.00. The entry fee is N$60-00 per athlete (N$100-00 for non-SADC athletes). The cut-off time is five hours (at 12.00). Prize-giving is at 12.30.

10km RUN: The 10km Run is presented for those athletes who do not wish to participate in the marathon. The 10km Run also starts at 7.00 from the Swakopmund Athletics Stadium. Entries for the 10km Run will also be taken on Friday between 18.00 and 21.00 and 5.00 – 6.00 on Saturday. The cut-off time for the 10km Run is 90 minutes. The entry fee for this event is N$40-00 (N$60-00 for non-SADC athletes) per runner.

Generous prize monies will be available for category winners and all finishers will receive a medal. A limited number of T-shirts will be available for entrants on a first-come-first-serve basis.

5km FUN WALK: A 5km Fun Walk for the Cancer Association of Namibia starts at 9.00. The entry fee is N$10 per walker. Token prizes will be awarded to walkers in the following competition categories:

  • Most original costume (themed)
  • Funniest hat
  • Tallest and shortest walkers
  • Youngest and oldest walkers
  • Largest group
  • Cutest pet walker

The fun walk prize-giving ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 at the stadium. Entries for the fun walk will be accepted as from 18.00 to 21.00 on Friday evening at the Vineta stadium and again from 8.00 to 9.00 on Saturday morning also from the starting point at the Swakopmund Athletics Stadium.

Contact details

Entry forms and more information about the event are available on the Rössing website at or contact

  • Frank Slabbert of Swakop Striders at tel. +264 (0)64 405788 (h) / cell +264 (0)81 240 3383 or
  • Botha Ellis of Rössing at tel. +264 (0)64 520 2426 (w) / cell +264 (0)81 286 0456 or


Issued by:
Rössing Corporate Communications
Rössing Uranium Limited
Private Bag 5005