The idea for the GGC5K started as we begrudged Gabs not having a safe park like running environment where you can exercise in safety, without having to avoid cars and feral dogs as well as enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful bush that we all love. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel we approached ParkRun to start that in Gaborone. However, ParkRun informed us that they aren’t adding new countries until sometime in 2019. Never ones to let a small obstacle get in the way of a good idea, we went ahead anyway. We looked around for a suitable venue for Saturday runs and spoke to the Golf Club. They told us they could only host us on Mondays which is the one day that the course is closed to golfers. Mondays actually seemed like a great idea! What better way to start the week than with a cheeky 5kms?!
And so, the GGC5K was born. Our idea was for a free, timed, weekly 5kms that would create a fitness, health and wellness community. That community now exists.