Paratus Namibia is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Paratus Namibian Cycle Classic for the second consecutive year. The highly anticipated cycling event takes place on the 7th and 8th of October 2023 and promises to be even more successful than last year’s event. The Paratus sponsorship to the Rotary Club Windhoek – demonstrates the company’s commitment to supporting cycling enthusiasm in Namibia and to a wide range of the event’s attendant social upliftment projects.
As in past years the event features three main components: a mountain bike race across three distances; a Kiddies Classic race designed for toddlers and young children; and a road race spanning three distances. This diverse race caters to participants of varying ages and skill levels, ensuring an inclusive and engaging experience for all cycling enthusiasts.
This year, the event will also reintroduce running events, offering participants additional exciting opportunities. On the 13th of October, there will be a vibrant glow run, while on the 14th, runners can challenge themselves with an offroad “tough run” or opt for a family-friendly road run.
We are especially proud to support the Paratus Namibian Cycle Classic again this year, because it successfully combines the promotion of sporting excellence with philanthropy. As a beacon of sport and fitness, the event also contributes to social upliftment in Namibia. By partnering with the Rotary Club Windhoek, we will help increase positive impacts for the local community. We encourage everyone to participate in this exciting event and help make a positive difference in our country while pursuing their passion for cycling.Andrew Hall, MD, Paratus Namibia
Last year’s event saw remarkable achievements in combining sporting excellence with philanthropy, and the impact was felt significantly in various charity projects.
Last year’s event raised about N$180,000 for charity projects, which greatly contributed to supporting several initiatives. We sponsored numerous projects, including the Onganga Trust in Katutura, where we provide support for children, and the Baumgartsbrunn Primary School in Khomas Hochland, with whom other Rotary clubs in Germany collaborate.
We also embarked on a garden project in the south, in collaboration with a school, which began last year with the generous support of the German government and Rotary clubs in Germany. Additionally, we funded the construction of separate toilets for boys and girls at the Dordabis school hostel, and we initiated a garden project there. Our support extends to projects in the Kavango and Katutura regions as well.Rainer Ritter, President, Rotary Club Windhoek