The Uganda Marathon – A Race Like No Other
“I am struggling to find the words to describe how amazing the Uganda Marathon adventure was. Over the last week, I have met some wonderful people, volunteered at some incredible charity projects, had a life changing adventure and raced the race of a lifetime.”
The Uganda International Marathon is the Uganda Foundation’s principal fundraising event, now entering its fifth year the marathon is truly a key date in Masaka’s calendar, attracting over 3000 local runners and 200 international runners every year. Runners have the choice of either the full marathon, half-marathon or 10k – tackling a tough yet beautiful course that traverses around rural Masaka and finishing in the centre of town.
As part of their registration international runners participate in a 7-day adventure: exploring an incredible community in East Africa, visiting, connecting with, and supporting grass roots projects lead by local organisations and making a powerful impact on the community, organising a sports day for local disadvantaged kids and conclude your week by running alongside local community in the biggest international race in East Africa.
In May 2018, come and take part in the Uganda Marathon! Described as “The best week of my life” by 1 in 5 participants, you can connect with Africa like no other trip in the world. Come and volunteer, meet the community, make life-long friends, camp under the African skies and run in the birthplace of running, in an adventure like no other!
ADVENTURE IN UGANDA FOR AN INCREDIBLE 7 DAYS
Combining volunteering, adventure, music, a festival, street party, organising a children’s sports day, activities and more. This isn’t your average holiday or challenge
DARE YOURSELF TO COMPLETE THIS UNIQUE CHALLENGE
The trip culminates in a 10k, half or full marathon with 3,000 local runners through a beautiful scenic course. Over half our runners have never done a marathon before – it’s a race for everyone.
EXPLORE THE AMAZING SITES THAT AFRICA HAS TO OFFER
Uganda is the bucket list destination. All the safari animals. The last 400 mountain gorillas in the wild. Source of the Nile. The most friendly people. You’re going to love it here.