Lady Khama Charitable Trust (LKCT) this week unveiled Bomaid and Spar Group as the main sponsors for their 21km half marathon.
Bomaid sponsored the event to the tune of P100, 000 while Spar Group made a donation of P80, 000.
About 2, 000 runners are expected to participate in the 6th edition of the half marathon, scheduled for the 15th of April.
As well as the 21km main event, there will also be 5km and 10km categories at Master, Veteran, Open and Junior level on the day.
The 21km race will be 50 percent on road and 50 percent off road, with the route starting from the University of Botswana Stadium to Gaborone Game Reserve and then back to the stadium.
LKCT Chairman Dale ter Haar revealed the trust has been in operation since 2002 and to date they have disbursed over P15 million.
He explained that this has been achieved through the donations from local companies and individuals, as well as through hosting fundraising activities such as the half marathon.
“The funds raised from these activities are disbursed annually or on The Lady Khama Disability and The Lady Khama Early Childhood Development (ECD) Projects.
“Runners who are taking part make this annual fundraiser a success and we are very grateful for that,” said Haar, adding they were, “Very confident we will raise the necessary funds to make a positive sustainable impact in improving the quality of life of the vulnerable communities in Botswana.”
The chairman also thanked other sponsors, including Choppies, JB sport, Indaba Lodge, Slow Mag and Basilico Restaurant for their support.
For her part, Bomaid Sales and Marketing Manager, Beulah Mapitse said they are a medical aid provider that takes pride in rallying behind organisations and efforts that make a positive, significant impact on the community.
She said they encourage their members to live a healthy life, adding that they have given away tickets to a number of their members who will participate in the marathon.
“It is an opportunity for our members to adopt a healthier way of living. This will be in line with our aim of health and wellness for our members,” she added.