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When is the 2024 BTC Francistown Marathon?
  • Saturday 20th April 2024
What is the event about?
  • The 2024 BTC Marathon is an annual event targeted at national and international athletes with a special 5- kilometer peace run category for children. The distance categories are 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km.
  • The Marathon is backed up by the BTC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program which is run through the BTC Foundation which is one of the many ways BTC has reinforced its place as a company that advocates for and support community upliftment projects. This is driven by the strong belief that while corporate growth and profitability are essential, the company must pursue societal goals related to sustainability and development.
  • The BTC Marathon 2024 will transform the lives of people in communities we operate in through giving back to the community to create positive impact.
  • The Marathon is also poised to unearth a lot of talent and produce athletes that will represent the country at international level.
  • The BTC Marathon 2024 will prove to be a lead in Team work as it has partnered with Francistown Athletics Club (FAC), a local athletic club registered with Botswana Athletics Authority (BAA) to assist with coordinating the BTC Francistown Marathon for inclusivity with the local the community.
  • Proceeds from the Marathon will be donated to various charities and beneficiaries in the greater Francistown and North- East region.
Where will the event be?
  • The event will take place at Obed Itani Chilume Stadium in Francistown
What is the purpose and objective of the event?
  • Positively impact the lives of our communities in pursuit of social, economic and environmental sustainability.
  • To provide a platform that offers opportunities for commercial mileage for host communities thus boosting the economy for the city of Francistown.
  • To maintain, promote and support community upliftment projects throughout Botswana by partnering with stakeholders for long term sustainable projects.
  • To offer a platform that may be used to drive sports developments from ground roots.
  • To promote BTC as a company and brand and its products and services.
How do I access the event? Do I have to pay to attend?
  • You can also register and pay at any BTC Shop countrywide by completing the registration form and pay over the counter.
  • You can visit our online registration platform at www.btc.bw/btc-francistown-marathon/registration-form to register and pay to participate in the Marathon.
  • Registration is charged per race category as shown.


Race Category Distance Registration Fees Pula
Full Marathon 42.2 km 400
Half Marathon 21.1km 350
10 km Marathon 10km 250
FUN Run 5km 200
PEACE Run (10yrs – 17yrs) 5km 100
Wheelchair Open 10km 150
Wheelchair Open 5km 75
Corporate 21.1km 3000 (Group of 10)
Corporate 10km 2000 (Group of 10)
Are there any warm up activations/events before main marathon day

a). Yes: Dual activations are held every weekend in the North and South with our fitness partners Ace Runners Club and Fearless Fitness Club as per the below;


  1. Francistown
  2. Orapa/Letlhakane
  3. Palapye
  4. Selibe-Phikwe
  5.  Tutume



  1. Gaborone


N.B Dates, Venues and running routes for activations are shared through various communication platforms as follows;

  1.  All BTC Digital Platforms (Facebook_BTC, Twitter_BTCBW, LinkedIn_BTC,  Instagram @BTCBW )
  2. Access Runners Club
  3. Fearless Fitness Club
Who needs to attend the BTC Francistown Marathon 2024?
  • Athletes
  • Corporates, Small, Medium & Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) Individuals
  • Fitness entities
  • The physically challenged members of our society
  • Children
  • The community as a whole
What are the benefits of attending the BTC Francistown Marathon 2024?
  • Taking part in an event that brings the community together
  • Health and wellness
  • Exposure to local and international athletics committees
What are some of the topics that will be discussed?
  • Wellness
  • BTC Products and services
  • Community initiatives
Who may I contact should I need more information on the BTC Francistown Marathon 2024?
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