After a successful feat on their first Mud Run Challenge last year, the organiser of the event Tebogo Kgaodi said this year it is coming back bigger and better. It is set for April 30. Kgaodi said the event increases the tourism recreational activities in Botswana. He said they want to diversify tourism offerings. This time around the event will be held at the Adventure Forest - the bush between Phase II and Mass Media Complex – and only teams will feature. He said people can be able to take part individually as a way of improving their fitness but they will not be part of the competition because they want to focus more on team building. Companies and groups have up to April 29 to register for the competition.
“This encourages team building because there is no how a group can finish without the other members. Imagine how it will be like to have an office with employees who got connected like that,” he said. He referred to this as yet another chance for companies to come on board with their teams and take part in team building. The youthful mayor Kagiso Thutlwe and his team are expected to also be part of the event. Kgaodi said this year they will be having many representatives from outside Gaborone other than last year. There is a section where women teams will compete alone after realising that women teams like the Mud Zombies did very well last year but were only disadvantaged since they were competing against men.
He said they want to turn the event into something big. He encouraged people to make sure that they come and be part of the event without having taken alcohol. He said this year there will be a commentator to make it even more interesting. They will impose a tight security to safeguard participants’ goods. One of the persons who took part in the show last year Kefentse Alawa said that she is definitely not missing the event because it is fun, fulfilling and very challenging. “Some of the people fainted during the challenge last year, and this went on to show why we need activities