Sport
Kiprotich to grace ISU Run
Publish Date: Apr 24, 2013
newvision
  • 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 digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Mutyaba urges BUL to beat Villa after Ssimbwa’s exit
The BUL FC interim coach calls on his players to take advantage of SC Villa’s current transitional period to beat them....
Sadolin Paints not scared of Police FC
Sadolin Paints head coach Abdul Musafiiri has said that his side is no longer intimidated by Police FC ahead of their clash on Tuesday....
Uganda women win bronze at world cross country
Uganda''s senior women won bronze medal at the World Cross Country ($12,000 prize ) championships early today in Guiyang, China....
World Cross Country: Kipyeko ready to take on the big guns
World Junior mountain running and national cross country champion Philip Kipyeko has said that team Uganda are not faint hearted on hearing the top names being mentioned as favourites and that they are ready to produce a surprise at Saturday’s IAAF World Cross Country championships....
Basketball: KIU want Malinga
If you were not convinced that the KIU Titans already had the most talented squad in the National Basketball League (NBL), this will sway you....
Areas Uganda Cranes must improve
Cranes are supposed to be harmless birds.Even though these long-legged and long-necked creatures are opportunistic feeders that eat a range of items such as small rodents, fish, amphibians, and insects, to grain, berries, and plants....
Will the ban of food vendors help eliminate typhoid?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter