Over 50000 runners are expected to grace the forthcoming Africell Uganda marathon themed ‘Run for education’ scheduled for this Saturday in Masaka starting at Liberation grounds.
According to Andrew Bownds, the Uganda Marathon community manager, the 4th edition of this charitable run since 2015 will have Prince David Wasajja as the chief runner while artistes John Blaq, DJ Shiru, Kent and Flosso, Spice Diana, Masaka kids Africana dance group among others will spice up the marathon later whilst So Sure will provide the re-usable sanitary pads to girls as well as medics for the run.
“We expect over 5000 runners to partake in themarathon that has supported over 10000 vulnerable people in Greater Masaka,” Mark Aad, the Head of marketing at Africell.
This year, the proceeds from the Africell-sponsored marathon will be geared towards Education in Masaka through supporting schools like St Jude primary school (Building of fresh water well), Jomain Midland academy (Building of Girls dormitory), Primer Junior school (Building and start-up costs for a poultry house) and Kisa Kya Mukama primary school (2 acre food forest and piggery program).
The Uganda Marathon has had four editions with this expected to be the biggest ever. Participants from all over the world come to take part in this marathon with the proceeds going towards supporting various charity causes.