OVER 200 Bulawayo residents participated in NewsDay’s annual charity fun run held in the city on Saturday.
BY SHARON SIBINDI/ ALEXIS SIBANDA
Participants took part in the 10km run and 5km charity walk that started from the Heath Streak Academy leading to Old Nick Mine and back to the academy.
The event was organised by Alpha Media Holdings (AMH), Edgars Stores Limited, Arenel, National AIDS Council (NAC), City of Bulawayo, among others, to raise money for various charitable organisations in the city and enable participants receive free HIV, Aids counselling and testing services from NAC.
AMH — publishers of NewsDay, The Standard and the Zimbabwe Independent — gave out free copies of NewsDay, to market the company’s products.
Nicholas Ncube, AMH Southern Region manager thanked sponsors and residents who took part in the event and urged them to always take part.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and we are promising a bigger one next year,” he said.
Hampers, Edgars vouchers, NewsDay copies where some of the prices that were won by participants in the fun run.
One of the female participants in the 10km marathon, Faith Nyathi, walked away with a $30 Edgars’ voucher.
Nyathi said it was her first time to participate in a 10km race, adding she now looks forward to taking part in future events.
Another participant, Rutendo Moyo (60), said regular runs enabled her to manage her asthmatic condition.