Diversified foods and confectionary manufacturing group Rab Processors has partnered Standard Bank’s ‘Be More Race’ as official nutrition supplements provider for the July 30 marathon in Lilongwe.
Group Chief Executive Ahmed Sunka said yesterday as a race partner, Rab Processors will provide Sibusiso ready-made energy food and a wide range of confectionaries and biscuits to race participants in order to energize them.
“We want to join Standard Bank for the benefit of girl-child education, but for our part, we are also uniquely fitting with the race because we are provider of nutritional supplements and products to the nation,” he said.
Sunka said the “Be More Race” provides Malawians the opportunity to learn the culture of wellness and responsible dieting so that they can lead healthy lives.
“This race is a way to encourage each one of us to start thinking about our welfare, our wellness and how fit we are. It’s going to be a fun day but it sends a loud message on the need to think about our health,” he said.
The Rab Group CEO said his company’s products are suited for the race because of their high energy and nutrition offers to racers. He said the Sibusiso ready-made food supplement is high in protein and is an energy booster suited for intensive sports.
To prove the potent of Rab’s foods, Sunka showcased his marathon abilities with a 200 metre stomp around Maselema to the delight of journalists. “As you can see, apart from multivitamins, Sibusiso is an energy booster, that’s why it associates very well with this marathon,” he said.
Standard Bank Head of Marketing Thoko Unyolo welcomed Rab Group into the race saying the support offered will go a long way to encourage more racers to register as they are assured of good nourishment and energy needed in the race.
The “Be More Race” will run its course from Lilongwe City Centre’s national landmarks such as Parliament, Reserve Bank of Malawi, a Wildlife nature sanctuary, former President Kamuzu Banda’s mausoleum, the Bingu wa Mutharika International Conference Centre and hotel and the Presidential Palace before finishing on the city’s outskirts at Kumbali Village. Over K2.5 million is up for grabs for the top three winners of the 21-kilometre marathon.