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MiWay sponsors 40th Wally Hayward Marathon

Published on: 18 February 2016

MiWay sponsors 40th Wally Hayward Marathon

2016 is shaping up to be a big year, MiWay Insurance and MiWayLife announce their second sponsorship deal this year with the Wally Hayward.

MiWay has been announced as the title sponsor of the 40th Wally Hayward Marathon, taking place at Hoërskool Zwartkop in Centurion on 2 May 2016.

Earlier this year, MiWay and MiWayLife announced their three year partnership with B-Active Sports, organisers of the ULTRA Triathlon Series, which kicks off on 6 March in KZN.

Head of Marketing and Brand at MiWay, Nthabiseng Moloi says: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Wally Hayward Marathon. This is part of our ongoing quest to support home-grown events that give athletes the freedom to showcase their talent and improve their performance in order to compete in other iconic events”.

The 40th Wally Hayward Marathon will be held in honour of one of South Africa’s greatest long distance runners. Hayward’s exceptional running career spanned six decades. He represented South Africa at the Olympic Games and is best remembered for his remarkable achievements in the Comrades Marathon, which he won five times and ran at the ages of 79 and 80.

“We are extremely proud, as well as excited, to be partnered with MiWay Insurance who share the same passion for service excellence and a client satisfaction as we do,” says Francois Jordaan, Chairman of Alpha Centurion Runners and Walkers.

MiWay recently extended membership in its ASA-registered running club – MiWay Warriors – to its clients and their friends and family at no cost. “Our increasing involvement in sports is part of our commitment to fostering a healthy and balanced lifestyle - not only for our staff, but for our clients too,” says Moloi.

The 40th Wally Hayward Marathon comprises a 42.2km marathon, a 21.1km half marathon, a 10km road race and a variety of fun runs. The event caters for the whole family with fun activities planned for kids.

Online registrations for the marathon are now open, and more race information can be found at www.wally.co.za. Comrades Marathon personnel will also be on hand to provide qualifying athletes with information.