Every long distance runner dreams of competing in the ultimate human race, the Comrade Marathon. With the help and support of Zama Retailers 4 talented athletes will get the opportunity to make these dreams come true.

As part of the 3-part Zama Trail Run Series, which took place during 2019, Zama Retailers, alongside The Newcastle Harriers launched an Enroute to Comrades programme. The programme identified talented athletes with the potential of taking part and completing the Comrades Marathon. Four athletes were selected to form part of the Zama Team, earning them each a sponsorship towards the race.

The sponsorship includes monthly financial contributions, running shoes and clothing as well as the entry fee for the race, transport and accommodation for the race weekend.

The selected athletes are Mr Siphesihle Masondo, Mr Sihle Mapiye, Mr Dumisani Mkwanazi and Mr Sipho Phungula.

‘I’d like to take the time to express our appreciation for the effort the company has put into the programme. We are proud to be ambassadors of Zama Retailers.’ says Mr Masondo.

Zama Retailers is a family business with interests in the fuel, farming and hospitality sectors. The company has been in operation in the Newcastle community for more than 20 years, with its operating purpose being to add value to the community.