All set for Cor­po­rate Chal­lenge

Lesotho Times - - Business - Mo­halenyane Phakela/ Mamohlakola Le­tuka

THE fifth in­stal­ment of the an­nual Cor­po­rate Chal­lenge aimed at pro­mot­ing a healthy life­style among cor­po­rates through var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties is set to be big­ger and tougher than be­fore with more chal­lenges for the con­tes­tants.

Event or­gan­is­ers, Sky Ad­ven­tures, have col­lab­o­rated with mar­ket­ing and events man­age­ment out­fit, Black Mix Le­sotho, to pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with a re­vamped edi­tion of the chal­lenge pen­cilled for Maseru Mall on 25 Au­gust. The Cor­po­rate Chal­lenge was first held in 2013 as a team build­ing ex­er­cise for dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies.

It breaks the usual of­fice rou­tines and pro­motes fit­ness, health and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties amongst cor­po­rates in a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment. It started as a cy­cling chal­lenge with par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pa­nies form­ing teams of five each to cy­cle around the Maseru Mall. Other chal­lenges have been added over the years.

Ad­dress­ing the me­dia at Capello Maseru Mall on Tues­day, Cor­po­rate Chal­lenge Event Direc­tor Kananelo Ma­sia said that they had “added more ob­sta­cles to make it more chal­leng­ing, with more team ef­fort re­quired”.

Mr Ma­sia said this year’s chal­lenge will in­clude a blind-fold race where four team mem­bers would be blind-folded and their shoe laces tied to­gether.

The fifth team mem­ber would act as the guide of the group from the start­ing point to the sec­ond point (from Barce­los to KFC).

From there they would be set free and ex­pected to run to the far right en­trance of the mall, get back into the yard by jump­ing over the fence to con­tinue with other nor­mal chal­lenges which in­clude Tyre Char­iot, Mud­pit, Jun­gle Gym, Rocks and Tower.

There would be a wa­ter and en­ergy drinks point for the first time in the his­tory of the chal­lenge and show­ers upon com­ple­tion.

Af­ter the Ob­sta­cle Course teams can opt to par­tic­i­pate in chal­lenges such as Bi­cy­cle Polo, Sag Race, Le­bili, Boot-kick and TugO-war.

For her part, Black Mix Le­sotho Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Man­isha Black, said that they came on board to en­sure that the re­vamped edi­tion is one to write home about, adding that the clos­ing date for reg­is­tra­tion is 14 Au­gust this year.

“Sky Ad­ven­tures has part­nered with the fastest grow­ing me­dia, brand, mar­ket­ing and events man­age­ment com­pany in Leso- tho.

“We are en­thu­si­as­tic about de­liv­er­ing tai­lored events with em­pha­sis on qual­ity, creativ­ity and at­ten­tion to de­tail. Our aim is to bring more value to the event and ex­pand spon­sors’ brand par­tic­i­pa­tion.

“The event is strictly limited to 100 teams of five mem­bers each and so far 80 teams have reg­is­tered leav­ing room for only 20 more be­fore the 14 Au­gust dead­line. We also in­vite in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants to test the Ob­sta­cle Course on 17 Au­gust,” she said.

Speak­ing on be­half of cor­po­rate chal­lenge part­ners, Metropoli­tan Health Gen­eral Man­ager, Sepinare Lenkoe, said they had al­ways viewed the cor­po­rate chal­lenge as part of giv­ing back to their clients.

He added that as part of their golden ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions, they are giv­ing back by em­pow­er­ing Ba­sotho in fi­nan­cial wellness and pro­mot­ing a fun-filled healthy life­style events such as the Cor­po­rate Chal­lenge.

Mean­while, Ali­cia Motšoane, the CEO of Sen­te­bale Gap Fu­neral Ser­vices and Pres­tige Fur­ni­ture, said she was grate­ful that Sky Ad­ven­tures had given her the op­por­tu­nity to give back to the com­mu­nity.

Ms Motšoane said this was a plat­form is an op­por­tu­nity for cus­tomers to min­gle with Pres­tige staff in an un­for­mal man­ner.

“This is a great plat­form to build our brand by so­cial­is­ing with our clients.

“We want Pres­tige to grow to a point where ev­ery­one knows about it.

“We have branches in Leribe, Maseru and Mafeteng there­fore this will be the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for our staff to fos­ter re­la­tions out­side the of­fice,” she said.

The event is spon­sored by Metropoli­tan Le­sotho, Maseru Mall, Nashua, Pres­tige Fur­ni­tures, Sen­te­bale Gap Fu­neral ser­vices, Serati Out­door Ad­ver­tis­ing, Spe­cialised In­sur­ance, Light­house, DSTV, Jam Ses­sions, EFS Con­struc­tion, Mo­faya Le­sotho, Le­sotho Times, Feline Spa, Data Deal, Sun­day Ex­press, Ul­ti­mate Ra­dio and Of­fice Na­tional.

METROPOLI­TAN Health Gen­eral Man­ager Sepinare Lenkoe.

BLACK Mix Le­sotho CEO Man­isha Black.

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