By PAUL WAISWA
The Uganda MTN Marathon, is one of the most celebrated and look forward to, events in the country. This year, the urge even became more intense after it was announced that the competitions will go regional, first, then National. The marathon took course first in Mbale, at Makulu grounds over the weekend.
The 21 and 10km races were organized for both gender to participate. The overall goal of this year’s Marathon is to improve maternity health in Uganda. These regional sub-marathons, also give an opportunity for everyone in the country to participate.
This year’s MTN Kampala Marathon will feature four race categories, the popular 5km family run, 10km run, 21km half marathon, and the 42km marathon. Launched 15 years ago, the MTN Kampala Marathon has raised close to Sh3bn which has benefited several causes and communities.
And as MTN Uganda celebrates 20 years of connecting Ugandans, it is believed that the MTN Marathon has and pledged to continue playing its role in connecting and uniting Ugandans to causes that make a difference in the lives of thousands if not millions.