In continued efforts towards establishing and growing sustainable relationships, Orange Botswana has partnered with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) yet again to host the exciting Orange Phikwe National Marathon. Orange Botswana has renewed its sponsorship to the tune of P660,000.00 a 3-year partnership deal in alignment with the company’s business strategy to help grow, nurture and support local talent and sports development initiatives
The Marathon shines a spotlight on the town of Selibe-Phikwe and it creates an atmosphere of excitement for the people of the town. It also offers great support and opportunities for the many local businesses directly and indirectly involved with the event. As Orange Botswana, it not only represents our commitment to sports development in Botswana but also our unwavering support to the residents of Selibe-Phikwe and her surrounding communities. This occasion brings renewed hope and energy at a time when the residents need it most following the closure of the mines. Through this Marathon we hope to instil a strong sense of unity through the community, as we all come together for health and wellness. This year’s Orange Phikwe National Marathon is slated for the 14th of September 2019. The National Marathon which is accredited by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), is expected to attract both international and local runners, professionals and amateurs alike. Runners can choose from a selection of four races which are as follows:
• 5 km Fun Run for all runners including amateurs and children
• 10 km Run
• 21.1 km Half Marathon
• 42.2 km Marathon
Orange Phikwe National Marathon is recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations as one of the main athletics events and its route has been classified as one of the best in the world! The event continues to adequately attract local and international athletes by virtue of its accreditation status in the international athletics arena. Thus, making it one of the few accredited and registered marathon in Botswana.
Registration for the Orange Phikwe National Marathon can be done online at www.selebiphikwemarathon.com including select Orange shops around the country.