Get ready for Night Run

Off we go: Run Gabz By Night activation PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Off we go: Run Gabz By Night activation PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Excitement is building as the Run Gabz by Night Marathon is finally here. The streets of Gaborone will glow as 2,000 roadrunners make the first strides in the inaugural edition set for tomorrow.

The starting and finishing point is Game City Mall. It will be a marathon with a difference, as runners’ shoes will be laced with glowing sticks and reflectors on their arms.

The race's organiser, Mbakiwa Mawila told MmegiSport that it has been a gruelling journey to put together the event. “It is the first time to have a marathon at night in this country, so putting together logistics was a nightmare for me and my team. We are still running around with last-minute preparations,” he said. Mawila said race pack collection will be done tomorrow (Saturday) and there will be an official opening speech by the Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi. Mawila, who is working together with the Botswana Police Athletics Club, Lion’s Den, said he came up with the concept and engaged other people to come up with the first night marathon in the country.

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