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MiWay sponsors Wally Hayward Marathon for third consecutive year


MiWay has come aboard as the title sponsor of the new-look Wally Hayward Marathon – one of SA’s major road marathons.

The 2018 MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon, to be held on 1 May 2018 at the Centurion Rugby Club, now offers a total of R50 000 in prizes and features a new venue, new route and a new electronic timing system.

The event, now entering its 42nd year, includes a 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km race, 5km race and is among the largest road marathons in South Africa, with entries capped at 13 000 for all distances. The MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon is also the last 2018 Comrades Marathon qualifier in Gauteng and athletes can expect the presence of the Comrades Marathon Association. The race honours South African marathon legend the late Wally Hayward and also raises funds for multiple charities including Amadea, Kwaggaspoort Reddingsdaad, Pink Drive, Rainbows and Smiles, SPCA Tshwane and Wetnose.

The Head of Marketing and Brand at MiWay, Nthabiseng Moloi, says the title sponsorship of the Wally Hayward Marathon is just one of MiWay’s efforts to drive greater benefits for all South Africans. It is also in line with MiWay CEO René Otto’s commitment to physical health and fitness – Otto himself has completed multiple Comrade Marathons and Iron Man events.

Moloi says, “MiWay empowers South Africans through both its insurance products and services and its support of key initiatives around the country. As a good corporate citizen, MiWay’s partnership with leading sports events such as the Wally Hayward Marathon is part of our ongoing quest to support home-grown events that give athletes the freedom to showcase their talent and improve their performance.”

“Our increasing involvement in sports is part of our commitment to fostering a healthy, balanced lifestyle and enhanced wellness for everyone,” says Moloi.   

For more information about the 2018 MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon, or to enter, please visit www.wally.co.za.


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