To assist selected organisations and corporations with unique Sport Sponsorship and Sport Event Management Services supported by effective Public Relations and Promotions activities.
- Sport Marketing and Sponsorship Management
Marketing and management of sport events and sponsorships
- Event Management and Organising
Control, coordinating and management of events
- Sport Development
Initiation and management of development programmes
- Event Construction
Professional venue construction for events
- Consulting Services
Providing advice and assistance with events
- Media Management
Development of media strategies to maximise media exposure
- Corporate Identity Management
Brand custodianship and quality control
- Written Word Services
Copywriting, editing, translations and publications
Sportsvendo was established in 1991 and is a sport marketing and event management company. Headed by Leon Swanepoel, a past winner of the Athens Marathon and a Comrades Marathon gold medallist, the company has organised, marketed and co-ordinated some 600 events with some 30 000 participants annually. Some of Sportsvendo's feats were the very successful presentation of the World Duathlon Championships during 2000 as well as a number of national corporate events for well-respected companies such as J.P Morgan Chase, Medihelp and Bank Windhoek.
An affiliate company of Sportsvendo. Is Sport Endeavours International which holds the rights in South Africa to the New York City Marathon since 1991 and other international events.
The Company currently specialises in road running, cycling, duathlon, swimming and walking events and as such boasts an involvement or association with all the largest and most prestigious sporting events in South Africa.
An enthusiastic, professional team with strong ethical convictions that creates realistic expectations with clients and delivers on their promises.
Our operating principles are built upon providing clients excellent, top quality service, building long term relationships and adding real value to our clients' businesses.
We are dedicated specialists devoting our skills to the benefit of our clients.
The Company has strong professional values and relationships with clients, sponsors, partners and associates both locally and abroad based on the following values:
Setting the highest possible standards
Providing a reliable and timeous service
Creative implementation of projects
Honest and ethical business practice
Events Current and Past
- National Corporate Cycle Challenge
- Adventure Challenge
- National Business Challenge Relay Series (6 main cities) including Namibia - 10 000 participants
- Take 5 Team Relay Series : 6 000 participants
- McCarthy Volkswagen Classic Marathon: 4 500 participants
- Volvo SwedoCar Marathon: 3 000 participants
- Namibia Business Challenge Relay
- JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge: 13 000 participants
- Wally Hayward Marathon: 5 000 participants
- SA Pork Kwai Challenge: 6 000 participants
- Jacaranda City Challenge: 4 000 participants
- Bonitas CITY2CITY: 7 500 participants
Fun Run Events
- Old Mutual Two Oceans Fun Run / Walk: 5000 participants
- Comrades Mara-Fun: 4 000 participants
- Makhulu Winter Walk
- Goodwill Big Walk
- Big Spring Walk
- Number of participants: 8 000
- Energy Dynamics International Powerman Duathlon
- Makhulu Swim : 1 000 participants
- SA Aquathon Championships
The Company's Clients (Past / Present)
Some of the Company's clients
- J.P. Morgan (New York)
- Medihelp Medical Scheme
- Bank Windhoek
- Bonitus Medical Fund
- Budget Namibia
- Group 4 Securicor
- Liberty Life
- McCarthy Toyota
- McCarthy Volkswagen
- Namibia Breweries
- Nike SA
- Old Mutual [SA]
- Old Mutual [Namibia]
- SA Express Airline
- SA Post Office
- Sheraton Hotel
- SA Airways
- The Star Newspaper
- The Pretoria News
The Company's CEO
Leon Swanepoel has a strong business and sporting background, having enjoyed a successful career as a professional athlete during the late eighties. Some of the highlights include winning the International Athens Marathon, two gold medals in the Comrades Marathon and a 9th position in the 100km World Championships in addition to winning several other road races.
Professionally, he has extensive accounting and administration experience and before establishing Sportsvendo held senior management positions in banking and accounting.
Minister Fikile Mbalula and Leon Swanepoel at The Color Run start line in Pretoria
National Business Team Relay
4 October 2014
Jacaranda City Challenge
18 October 2014
Jacaranda City Challenge will include 5km, 10km, 21.1km , 43km and will host a quality stocked and manned water point.