Spar brings Women’s Challenge back to life

Details: Brighton addressing the press about the Women’s Challenge
Details: Brighton addressing the press about the Women’s Challenge

After being stopped in its tracks by the COVID-19 pandemic shortly after its launch in 2019, Spar Botswana this week re-launched the Women’s Challenge race. The race, which will cover 5km and 10km distances, is scheduled for July 9 in Gaborone.

The event aims to help charities that assist women and children in need of social care, education, and medical attention with its main beneficiary being the Lady Khama Charity Trust. The race is also held to assist bridge gaps that prevent young women from reaching their goals. Spar Group risk manager, Neville Brighton told Mmegi Sport that they are pleased to hold the race after disruptions caused by COVID-19. "Unfortunately straight after our launch back in 2019 the world was hit by the coronavirus and we had to shut it down but we are pleased to have re-launched the event," he said. "Spar thrives to make a big difference in the lives of our community members that is why such an event is very important," Brighton added.

The race is open to children, men, and women but since it aims to support women, only women will be awarded the prize money. As a bonus, there will be a pack of sanitary pads with each entry made to the race. The event organisers are looking to have about 1,500 entries. The participants will walk away with cash prize vouchers with the main race giving away between P1,000 to P10,000. Clover, Bokomo, and Yarona FM are some of the race's partners. As the main beneficiary of the event, the Lady Khama Charity Trust has taken under its wing the Camphill Community Trust. Camphill is an organisation that cares for people with disabilities and early childhood development. It has benefitted immensely from the Khama Trust and continues to provide a safe space for children and youths to learn and grow.

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