FNBB Kazungula Bridge Marathon Hosts Activations


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Activations for the next edition of the FNBB Kazungula Bridge Marathon will tomorrow (Saturday 14th) be held in six different areas around the country to promote the event and healthy living.

Maun, Kasane, Gaborone, Molepolole, Francistown and Lobatse will host the activations, and Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) is one of the sponsors for the Maun event.  The activations will feature a 10 km walk and run as well as some aerobics during the day.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the marathon, Obert Morgan told Times Sport that the activations which will be free of charge will also give them the opportunity to continue with the registration process of the marathon that is set for February 25th this year.

Meanwhile, Morgan has revealed that the marathon was recently accredited by the World Athletics (WA), adding that the accreditation means that the 5km, 10km, 21km and the 42km races are now World Athletics certified.

According to Morgan, Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) played a pivotal role in helping them get accreditation and recognition from World Athletics.

“The World Athletics accredited measurer visited us last year to look at our routes and its safety for use and we were able to pass all that was looked at, we are now looking forward to grow our marathon to the world,” he revealed.

Morgan said this year’s marathon has attracted more athletes from the United States, United Kingdom and Africa at large (especially Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe among others). The CEO remains optimistic that come February they are going to host a massive marathon.

Furthermore, Morgan has revealed that the marathon’s main sponsor (FNBB) has increased the sponsorship from P1 million to P1.5 million. He noted that the sponsor was considerate of the logistic expenses of the event hence the increase. However, the prize money he said will remain the same as it was last year.

The CEO further added that they have also introduced the prize money of P50 000 for those living with disabilities and also allowed them to register for free as a way of promoting inclusivity for all. 

“We believe that with more income, we will be able to match the world marathon standard in terms of providing quality wheelchairs for those that use it to participate in this marathon and we are engaging with different companies to come on board to help us,” he concluded.


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