Team Adventure Malawi, a vibrant youthful grouping that is promoting tourism culture, and nature conservation in the country, has once again, joined the 2019 Run 4 Reforestation event to be conducted on Zomba Mountain this Saturday, the 7th of September 2019.
This is the second time in a row Team Adventure is partaking in Run 4 Reforestation event. The annual showdown, which happens at Zomba Plateau sees runners competing in 5 KM, 10 KM and 21 KM races to raise funds for Zomba Treez – a local project that aims at re-afforestation of the mountain and also raise environmental awareness on the same.
Just like the previous edition, 2019’s is seeing Team Adventure working closely with the organisers in pre-event planning, registration, marshalling, setting water points, managing race information and directing the event, among others.
According to Team Adventure’s National Chairperson, Kondwani Chamwala, his team is always excited in helping making the annual event a success. Chamwala says it is the wish of Team Adventure to be part of such noble courses as environmental awareness.
“We’re happy to be part of Run4Reforestation, since one of the pillars of Team Adventure is nature conservation. We feel we’re obliged to take part in every effort which will make the country a better place,” said Chamwala.
Chamwala added that apart supporting reforestation aspect, Zomba Mountain is a spot for tourism and history, which need to be protected and cared.
“Team Adventure focuses mainly on Tourism Culture and nature conservation. There’s a strong link with this event in promoting tourism, rich history and environmental conservation. We are excited to be given this opportunity to help with our technical expertise during the race,” he elucidates.
Apart from the race, there will also be sustainability fair on the day where different corporate firms will be showcasing their environmental friendly products and services. Raffle draws and auction of a solar geyser will also take place with fabulous prizes including a stay in various hospitality places, boat and sanctuary tours and vouchers.
The event, which is organised by Zomba Forest Lodge owners, Tom Finch and his wife Petal, has attracted official partners including Old Mutual Malawi, Sunbird Hotels & Resorts, CFAO Malawi and Energem Petroleum Limited.
What’s in stock?
Run-4-Reforestation event will start at 7AM and is open for both Malawian and non-Malawian citizens. It will start and finish at Sunbird Ku Chawe Inn on Zomba plateau with a grand prize of a fully funded trip to participate in the 2019 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon in South Africa.
About Team Adventure
Team Adventure consists of youthful leaders who are capacitated to inspire and be champions in leading other Malawian youths and the coming generations in taking pivotal roles in promoting tourism, culture and nature as a milestone towards the development of the country.
That aside, Team Adventure also serves in team building adventure activities tailored for corporate, social groups, church groups and education trips.It also supports social issues including recent mobilisation of desks for Chisi Primary School on Chisi Island, on Lake Chirwa.
Having volunteered for other equally-environmentally sustaining endeavours before, Chamwala is optimistic such a rich experience and commitment is likely going to add some flavour into 2019’s Run-4-Reforestation gala.
“This is a must participate event. People should come in large numbers to witness what Team Adventure does to such events of national importance,” challenges he.
Among other events, the organisation successfully volunteered in the Mount Mulanje Porters Race, Blantyre City Marathon, Sand Music Festival and African Parks Majete community awareness campaigns.