Preparations for the 2017 Gaborone Colour Run set for August 5 at the Fairgrounds Old Landfill are going well, organisers say. The theme of this year’s night is #Electricnight – set to thrill in colour, music and glowing in the dark. Since their inaugural event in Botswana, Colour Run has been able to host the race in Botswana’s major cities. One of the organisers Bright Gumbochuma has while acknowledging their shortcomings promised that this year it will be different. “We are aware of the shortcomings that we have had because the event is growing overwhelmingly and as such we also need to put measures in place to make sure that all our clients are handled well and given the respect that they deserve. I can tell you that this year’s event will be far much better,” he said. He encouraged Batswana to get ready for their favourite event as they bring back the rainbow magic. He said they are excited about new route, a whole new rainbow theme, new tees, new fun and newness wrapped up in all different kinds of awesomeness that he is very sure their runners will appreciate. Some of the new additions that will be at the event are the five aside, beach volleyball, paint ball, rides and for the first time cooler boxes will be allowed in as well. “This year there will also be a dreamy cloud foam zone for the first time as well as our awesome colour zones,” he said. Gumbochuma reiterated that clouds and colour are the epitome of the day and they only reserved 1000 tickets to early buyers. The ticket covers a goody bag, T-shirt, headband, colour packet, tattoo, gold medal, glow stick and a surprise package. The tickets are selling for P200 at all Spar outlets while the ones for kids cost P50. Gumbochuma gave tips on how colour runners can make the day worthwhile for themselves and their families. He said it is important they bring a sandwich bag for their phones in order to protect them as they take all the selfies, wear bandana and sunglasses for when they run through the clouds of colour, wear white so that they can see more colour at the end. The Francistown colour run is set for September 2.