Kiprotich to grace ISU Run
Publish Date: Apr 24, 2013
  • mail
  • img

By Michael Nsubuga

OVER 800 runners will participate in the annual ISU/Stanbic family fun run due on April 28 at the ISU campus in Lubowa.

The 12th edition of the annual charity race will not only help raise money for creating awareness and free testing of breast cancer among women but will also help in building a permanent home for rescued animals.

Rahab Uganda will also benefit from the funds to help street kids in vocational training. The ISU scholarship program is the other beneficiary.

Addressing a pre-race press conference at the campus, Stanbic communications consultant Pamela Opoka said the bank will sponsor over 300 runners and four teams in the race that is expected to be flagged off by Olympic Gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich.

“We are proud to be associated with the event which resonates well with our mission-transforming lives for a better Uganda. It also gives us an opportunity to partner with our clients in the areas that we operate in,” Pamela said.

She believes the event is unique since all the beneficiaries are chosen from the students and parents and communities who all get involved in the race.

Bert Onsia the technical director of the race said the 10km and 5km races will start at 8.15am and advised the runners to take enough water before and during the race and to avoid energy drinks before the race.

Christopher Maggio the head of school said the race had raised over sh10m in the past five years and promised to “Build as much interest as we can to increase participation and raise more funds to help the needy”

The beneficiaries were represented at the press conference by Hadassah Were (Rahab), Dr. Alex Mugisa (USPCA) and Nayer Amrita (Uganda Breast Cancer awareness).

The event is sponsored by Stanbic, New Vision, MTN, Coca Cola (Dasani water), AON, Serena Lake Victoria resort, Ericksson and Golf course hotel.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Hayatou takes temporary charge of FIFA
African football leader Issa Hayatou on Thursday took temporary charge of FIFA after Sepp Blatter was "relieved of his duties" because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said....
FIFA bans Sepp  Blatter, Platini
FIFA has provisionally banned President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days....
Mongers set on ending three-year jinx
Sadolin Mongers will be all out to end Kobs’ dominance when they meet in the Uganda Cup semifinal at Kyadondo Rugby Club....
NCS demands UBF explanation
National Council of Sports (NCS) assistant general secretary David Katende has demanded an explanation from the national boxing governing body UBF why Uganda athletes were disqualified from the Aiba World Championships in Doha....
Downpour spoils South Sudan World Cup debut
Torrential rain spoilt the World Cup debut of South Sudan in Juba Wednesday with play abandoned early in the first half after they levelled at 1-1 against Mauritania....
Blatter rules out resigning before FIFA election
Sepp Blatter has made it clear he will not resign as FIFA president and is determined to fight right up until the next election on February 26....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter