De Beers Group has sponsored thirty (30) athletes from 16 Districts across Botswana to run at the Diacore Group Gaborone 2022 marathon. The athletes hail from areas including but not limited to Boteti, Masunga, Bobirwa, Serowe, Gaborone, and Gumare representing Kweneng, Kgalagadi, North-West, Central and Kgatleng Districts.
Our sponsorship covers the athletes’ transportation, accommodation, meals, running kits, and subsistence allowances.
Since Diacore is an AIMS certified, and IAAF-affiliated marathon, it is a qualifier for the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. This sponsorship, therefore, aims to provide an opportunity for Botswana athletes to gain exposure to an international marathon and qualify for other international races in the future.