Standard Bank Royal Raid 2019 Partnership

01 Mar 2019

At a press conference held on Friday 1 March 2019, Standard Bank Mauritius becomes the title sponsor of the Royal Raid 2019.


The Standard Bank Royal Raid 2019 will be held on 11 May 2019. The event consists of 3 races being held simultaneously:

  • Royal Raid 15km
  • Royal Raid 37km
  • Royal Raid 70km 

Organised by Racing Republic, Royal Raid is the first trail run of Mauritius and started in 2006. The trail leads the participants in the heart of the south-west of the island namely:

  • Yemen and Heritage Nature Reserves
  • Le Vieille Cheminée, Kamaya, Hermitage and Bon Courage nature reserves at Chamarel
  • The endemic Fauna and Flora of the Black River National Park including its famous Parakeet Trail


Sport is an important element of the Bank’s sponsorship portfolio. Over the years, Standard Bank Group has been involved in sports activities such as the Ironman SA Triathlon, the Proteas SA national cricket team, Africa Cup of Nations – Football, Africa Cycle Fair, Tennis, Golf amongst others.


At Standard Bank Mauritius, the sport initiatives we have supported are Cycling, Mauritius Golf Open and the Indian Ocean Triathlon. Trail running events are becoming more and more popular and attracting many runners - amateurs as well as professionals both locally and overseas.


For Lakshman Bheenick, Chief Executive of Standard Bank Mauritius: “Royal Raid is a challenging trail run which shares all the qualities that Standard Bank stands for: hard work, dedication, endurance and the desire to succeed. This trail will eventually reward the runner with some of the luxuriant untouched landscape of Mauritius along with a really good feeling of accomplishment.”