2018 Orange Phikwe National Marathon

Get your running shoes ready, and your best cheering voice out, it’s time for the 2018 Orange Phikwe National Marathon. Formally known as the Bosele Marathon, this epic race has been gracing Selebi Phikwe and its surrounding area since 1985. This 42.2km race takes place on Saturday 11 August 2-18, and is generously sponsored by Orange. This year promises to be just as fantastic as those past, so if you’re a sports enthusiast, a first time runner, or a veteran, don’t miss out on this pivotal event.

2016 Selebi Phikwe Marathon

The Route
The International Association of Athletics Federations named the route one of the best in the world, so this is not a race to be missed. It is not only locally well-attended, but a sport tourism attraction for many international sportsmen and women. The race starts and finishes at the Marathon Village at Selebi Phikwe Stadium, and receives ample support from friends, families and locals alike- so there won’t be a shortage of people to cheer you on. Not quite ready to take on a full marathon? Don’t fret- there’s also a 4km fun run, a 10 km race and a 15 km race for eager runners that prefer shorter distances.

The registration for the Orange Phikwe National Marathon is still open, so if you’ve not yet entered, make sure to do so ASAP! If you’re looking to register manually, you can visit the offices at SPTC Stadium, Selected Orange shops, and the Botswana Athletics Association office at national stadium. You can also register here, or online at www.selebiphikwemarathon.com.

Registration Fee
Registration fees from the main marathon are P250, while the 15km is P200, the 10km is P150 and the 4km fun run is P100. There are also registration packages available, so if you’re entering as a team, then make sure to check out the website for more details.

Selebi Phikwe Marathon

Race Numbers
Don’t forget to pick up your race numbers at the marathon offices. Bring along your ID, or, if you’re collecting for a friend, a copy of their ID and letter of permission.

For more information about the 2018 Orange Phikwe National Marathon,  email info@selebiphikwemarathon.com, or call +267 73 356 220 / +267 75 755 337.

Still looking for race weekend accommodation? Cresta Bosele is a fine example of comfortable and well-appointed Botswana accommodation, not to mention the fact that it is a three minute drive, and a 10 minute walk from the race start. Cresta Bosele is an obvious choice for your Selebi Phikwe Marathon accommodation. To secure your spot, email enquiry@crestahotels.com, call +27 11 881 1200 or visit the website today.

Image Credit: www.selebiphikwemarathon.com, Orange Phikwe National Marathon Facebook