A local urban running company RUNWIDIT has launched the country’s first Run400 event – a non- ultra-relay run from Gaborone to Selebi-Phikwe.
“This spans a distance of 406km in total. The term relay is where each runner is allocated a section of the race to run, and these sections are referred to as ‘legs’. There is a total of 30 runners who are participating. Each runner will run their allocated leg, which will be +/-10km, and hand over to the next runner, and so forth until the entire distance is covered. The race is non-stop meaning that it will be run throughout the day and night over a period of 48 – 50 hours,” said the organisers.
The aim is to have the participants climaxing by taking part in the Orange Selebi-Phikwe Marathon on August 11, 2018 from 0600 hours.
They would have started at Sebele Centre in Gaborone from 0400 hours until they end at Cresta Bosele Hotel in Selebi-Phikwe over 40 hours later.
“We saw it fitting to also add a charity element where each runner who participates, as well as the cru at large, will raise funds for every km that is covered on the run. The funds will be donated to a deserving charity in Phikwe, details of which will be shared in due course,” said the organisers in a statement.