What You Need To Know About Be More Race

2019-12-20 00:00:00.0
  • Be More Race is a Standard Bank sponsorship property that is meant to engage existing and potential customers, key stakeholders and communities through a key uniting passion point – sport.
  • The event is predominantly an athletics and wellness event.
  • Introduced in 2017, the event has in three years grown to become probably the most popular and lucrative athletics event in Malawi.
  • It is a 4-month event which commences February/March and finishes in June.
  • Prior to the main race held in Lilongwe, there are three forerunner races in the country’s big cities of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre.
  • The city races are categorized into 5km and 10km races while the main race has these two plus the 21km marathon which comes with cash prizes.


  • In 2019 a relay race called ‘Be More Relay Challenge’ was introduced to cater for sprint teams.
  • On a 3-year average, the city races attract around 600 athletes and hundreds of spectators. The main race has drawn an average of 1000 runners and over a thousand spectators.
  • The main race is patronized by both local and international athletes. All top local professional athletes cross their calendars on all Be More Race dates. It is an event they cannot afford to miss.
  • Most of the international runners are professionals with regional and global recognition. They normally come from Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uganda and Holland.
  • The demography of runners by social class includes top government officials, politicians, business people, members of the academia, diplomats.
  • The main race rewards winners in both men and women category with cash prizes, medals and Standard Bank branded merchandize.
  • Aerobic sessions led by civilian and military professional fitness trainers are held after every race thus all city races and the main event.
  • One of world’s leading tech companies, Huawei, provides finish-line smart technologies to record time.
  • Motor show- Top car dealers in Malawi attend the event by lining up their fleet for patrons to sample through test drives around the premises.
  • Music is part of after-race activities. Renowned local musicians such as Faith Mussa, Sangie and Lulu have graced the occasion to entertain patrons as they socialize.
  • The race is a family affair as such patrons bring their children along to the event. There is a designated kids’ play area fitted with all recreational equipment such as slides, playground climbers, spring riders and swings among others.
  • Ministry of Health has in all the years endorsed Be More Race as an essential event in attaining a healthy Malawi for all.
  • Tourism service providers also find business sense in the race as it provides them with a boost of bookings during the event.