The Bank Windhoek sponsored Namibia Hikers Association (NHA), a wellness initiative by the Ondundu Youth Development Organization (Inc.), held its 70th hiking session at the Kaiser Wilhelm Mountain’s hiking trail in Windhoek over the weekend.
Individuals, families, groups, and clubs speed hiked, walked and ran a total distance of eight kilometres which started at the base of the mountain to its peak and back to the starting point. During the hikes, participants engaged in themed discussions facilitated by mentors.
A new record of 45 minutes was set by the first 20 winners on the day. They received a floating trophy and a number of cash prizes courtesy of Bank Windhoek.
“We are really pleased at the excellent turnout witnessed over the weekend and wish to once again thank Bank Windhoek for the support. For the next event, we are looking forward of welcoming three more schools and anyone else that would like to take part,” said NHA’s, Executive Director, Eino Mbango.
The next event, themed growth in sports development, will take place on Saturday, 29 September 2018. “Sport development is beneficial to any community, especially the youth since it contributes to their overall wellbeing. We really encourage as many people as possible to take part in this exciting initiative,” said Bank Windhoek’s Sponsorship and Events Coordinator, Suzette January.
Established in 2010, NHA was started for those with a keen interest in physical and mental fitness awareness and has since its inception concluded a total of 70 hiking sessions comprising 400 registered members. The NHA specialises in sports and fitness, corporate team-building and youth development programmes and participants, regardless of their affiliation, are welcome to register to participate in its activities.
Registration is N$75.00 per athlete per event and participants can register in the following categories:
- School Hiking Clubs
- Family Groups
- Solo Hikers, two or three male or female teams or mixed
- Corporate team-building groups,
- Health and fitness enthusiasts
- Gymnasts Hiking Clubs
To encourage participation in the activities offered by the NHA, Gondwana Collection Namibia has also sponsored five accommodation vouchers to be awarded to winners in the different categories. Each prize is a two night stay for two at any Gondwana Lodge around the country and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are currently two vouchers left that can still be won.