Event Date: 
09 Apr 2017
Presented by Lady Khama Charitable Trust & O3 Beverages
The RUN21 Trail Run is in its 5th year, with each year showing a considerable growth in runner and spectator participation. In 2013 we had 200 runners, 2014 we had 498 runners, 2015 we had 1007 runners and in 2016 we had 1573 participating in this event. Keeping in mind that this does not include families who participated in the 5km or spectators. In a bid to keep growing the Lady Khama Charitable Trust to be foremost in one’s mind when thinking about attending unique family outdoor fundraisers and with feedback from our participants, each year we add something a little extra to draw the crowds in. One such element would be the Lady K. Wellness Arena.
The Lady K. Wellness Arena (LKWA) is an activity attached to the annual RUN21 Trail Run, launched in 2016 to provide a platform where sport enthusiasts have access to participate and explore alternative sporting activities regardless of their health or stamina, under one ‘roof’, for free. The LKWA is a 1.5 day affair that will attract exhibitors in the fields of fitness, health and wellbeing which will include, but not limited to; health experts, sporting clubs, gyms, and sports retailers, displaying their goods and services to the public.
Located in the heart of the National Stadium, from Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th April 2017. All 2000 anticipated attendees will pass through the LKWA to collect the RUN21 Trail Run race numbers. We encourage runners, families and corporates to visit the Lady K. Wellness Arena, to discover what activity or product works best for you.
Its not just about the RUN, its about the EXPERIENCE
Event Date:    Sunday 9th April 2017
Event Venue: National Stadium
Start Times:  21.1 Km – 0600hrs | 10 Km – 0615hrs | 5 Km – 0630hrs
Registration Fees:  21.1 Km – P 200.00 | 10KM – P 150.00 | 5KM – P 50.00 
  • Includes: Timing Chip, Finisher Medal & Goodie Bag
  • Excludes: Event T-shirt: P 100.00 | Custom T-shirt: P 150.00 excluding once off artwork fee (orders close Friday 17 March 2017)
Race Number Pick Up:
  • Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April 2017 | Botswana National Stadium, 1000hrs – 1800hrs daily
Target Audience: sport and fitness enthusiasts, runners in training, sports / hiking / endurance / athletics clubs and sports retailers.  
Expected number of runners: 2000
Is registration open and how can I register?  
Yes, registration is open and you can register On-line or Manually.
  • You can register on-line, by clicking on the below link and follow the prompts.
    • Online Registration: Click HERE to register
  • OR Register manually, please find attached the 2017 RUN21, Trail Run: ​
  • Manual Registration Form: Each athlete is required to complete and sign the registration form in order to participate, once completed, email the registration form to or it can be dropped off at Lady Khama Charitable Trust offices at GICP Plot 49 Unit 3.
    • No individual will be allowed to race if they have not COMPLETED, SIGNED and SUBMITTED this form.
What is the difference between an event t-shirt and a custom t-shirt?
RUN21 Trail Run has an annual event t-shirt and each year it carries ‘funky’ artwork and colour change, with the hope of creating a novelty / collector’s item for long term supporters. A custom t-shirt allows YOU to create your own event custom t-shirt adapting the colour and logos to match YOUR corporate or your team colours.
  • Closing date for t-shirt registration and payment: Friday 17th March 2017 (we require 3-weeks lead time)
When is Race Number Collection and where will it happen?  
Race Number Collection, will take place between 10:00hrs – 18:00hrs (daily) on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of April at the National Stadium. Just park on the Notwane Football grounds and make your way to the Lady K. Wellness Ariana. Here athletes will collect their wrist bands, race numbers and timing chips and t-shirts (if pre-ordered)
  • Sefalana goodie bags and finisher medals will be issued to the first 2000 runners (with race number bibs) to cross the finish line on race day.
Tell me about the kid’s interactive area, what should I expect?
Children from 4 and up will be hosted by the Kings Camps Team from the Kings Foundation and will be kept entertained through an array of quiet and active activities. Open on event day ONLY 0500hrs – 1000hrs. 
The Route?
New Venue = New Route. This will be provided closer to the event date
What are the categories and Is there prize money?
There are four categories for the RUN21 Trail Run; Junior Fe/Male, Veteran Fe/Male, Master Fe/Male and Open Fe/Male. As this is a charitable fundraiser aimed at raising funds for vulnerable women and children Prize money is not offered, organizations have been approached to sponsor prizes for the above categories.
Tell me about timing?
Timing will be conducted by UCB Timing using timing chips, with support from Gaborone Running Club. Runners with race number bibs will have timing chips.
Security, Parking and Cloak Room
Security will be positioned in the cloak room, security towers will be strategically located at vantage points in the parking areas and at all entrance and exit points for runners and spectators.  Though efforts have been made to provide a safe and secure environment all are encouraged to exercise level of caution and protection of personal items at all times.  
Medical, Photography and Radio Communications:
There will be paramedics, mobile units on route and stationed in the main area. State of the art long range radio communications to keep the team in constant communication (supplied by Radio Tech)
Liability Insurance and Indemnity Forms
All athletes are required to fill out and sign personal indemnity form when registering. Though precautions have been taken, your safety is your responsibility ensure you exercise caution and be aware of your surrounding at all times.
Ablutions and Waste Management:
Portable toilets, rubbish skip and rubbish collection will be accounted for.
Police, Marshals and Volunteers:
Police will be located at all major road intersections. Marshalls and volunteers will be located on all routes and all sporting disciplines, their duties will range from time keeping, marshaling, water station management and rubbish collection.
All marshals on route marking duties will be issued with yellow high visibility vests. Cones will be evenly placed curtesy of Pinnacle Express.  A few days prior to the event notice signs will be placed at the major junctions on the route alerting road users of the race.
O3 Beverages: (2015 – 2019)
Sefalana (2014 – 2019)
Security Services (2014 – 2019)
Pinnacle Express (2014 – 2017)
Rescue One (2013 – 2019)
Quick Print: Print partner (2014 - 2019) 
JCDecaux (2014 - 2019) 
DumaFM (2014 - 2019) 
OP Advertising (2016 – 2019)
David Clift Photography (2014 – 2019)
Inflate Botswana (2017 – 2019)
AGC Media Solutions (2014 – 2019)
Creations of Africa (2014 – 2019)  
UniSpan (2014 – 2019) 
Alpha Events (2014 – 2019)
Peo Promotions (2014 – 2019)
GeneratorsBW (2014 – 2019)
CJ’s Cooling (2015 – 2019)
Botswana Police Services
Botswana National Sports Council
Botswana Athletics Association
Gaborone Runners Club
FIdes Insurance Brokers
Minchin & Kelly
Please contact the below for more information.
Lady Khama Charitable Trust Office:  +267 393 4501 | +267 393 9810 |