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Important Announcement

Hangana Seafood takes over Lucky Star Marathon & Cycle Tour

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group is proud to announce that its subsidiary Hangana Seafood, is taking over the torch from Etosha Fishing’s Lucky Star, as main sponsor of the oldest coastal running event in Namibia, the Lucky Star Marathon & Cycle Tour.

This annual event is now officially known as the Hangana Hake Run & Ride and will take place on the 7th of October 2017 in Walvis Bay. It will continue in the same format 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.

The new sponsors are in the process of setting up a new website (www.hangana-hakerun.com). In the mean time the public can view the latest news and updates on the Hangana Hake Run & Ride Facebook page.

In 2016 Etosha Fishing, Namibian home of the Lucky Star pilchard brand, made the announcement that due to financial constraints it will no longer be able to sponsor this landmark coastal event. “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.

The Lucky Star Marathon has been in existence since the 90s and has grown in popularity over the years attracting participants from all over the world. In 2015 the event increased its footprint to incorporate cycling categories, of which the 105km road race is a Namibian Cycling Federation sanctioned event. The marathon event will remain a qualifier for the Two Oceans and Comrades marathons. It will also continue to form part of the annual ‘Walvisfees’, hosted on the same weekend in Walvis Bay, to ensure a fun filled race day for the entire family.

Hangana Seafood Managing Director, Herman Theron: “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.”

Theron encouraged members of the public 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. “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.” Theron concluded.

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Etosha Fishing MD Pieter Greeff (left) handing over Lucky Star Marathon trophy to Hangana Seafood MD Herman Theron. Etosha Fishing is delighted that Hangana Seafood has stepped in to take over the sponsorship of arguably the biggest annual coastal sporting events. 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.






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