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:
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:
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.”