Our Strides, Our Stories

If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner

We are a fairly new running club in as far as the official legal registrations are concerned. In combined passion however, we have been at this sport for a long time.

We hope you will also find it in you to develop the love for this sport as we have over the years. I officially welcome you to the Striders family.

Gaborone Striders Runners Club (GSRC) is a registered club with over 90 active members whose aim is to improve running in Botswana as a way to wellness and healthy living. The club is run through an executive committee elected by members to a 12 month term. The members of the club are residents of Gaborone who are passionate about running and have over past years many local races and participated in regional and international running events.

Since we officially registered the club in 2014 we have seen a huge growth in terms of member enrollment and the growth has seen us attract more women and younger people to the sport of long distance running, which previously was a challenge. We strive to continue promoting sports participation and inclusion across our communities.

Gaborone Striders have sought to provide a platform where keen runners of all backgrounds can continue to enjoy running. Though we started as a group of keen runners coming together, we have grown to formalizing the entity and taking a structured approach to what began as health and lifestyle goals.