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F/town first ever Marathon on cards


The City of Francistown will host its first ever Marathon on February 14, 2015 aimed at raising funds for charity, luring investors to the city and creating an enabling environment for them to mingle with the community.


Be-mobile is the main sponsor of the charity event and has contributed P500 000 towards the logistics to the marathon day.


Local organising committee chairperson Ben Tobedza said the marathon was expected to attract over 2 500 participants from all across the country and would be held annually to support the city’s Vision 2022 of developing the city.


He said KBL had also shown interest in the marathon and pledged its support. “Cresta Hotel, Emergency Assist, MVA Fund and the Francistown Investment Forum have also pledged their support.”


Race director Stellan Bengtson said they have registered the Marathon initiative with the relevant sport associations and had earned recognition from the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture.


He said the marathon would be open to everyone, including the physically challenged.


To register for the marathon participants will be required to bring their valid ID/passports.


“Those interested can register at Ntshe House, or online ( HYPERLINK "http://www.francistownmarathon.co.bw" www.francistownmarathon.co.bw).

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