In future they will adopt a sporting theme to the event which is set to become an annual occurrence
What started as a collective need to fight insecurity in the Akright Satellite City could turn out to become one of the most sought out sporting event, going forward.
On Saturday, the first edition of the Akright City Run attracted over 300 runners of all ages as residents of Akright got out not only to keep fit but also with the theme to ‘know each other’ .
It was a joy to watch children and their parents negotiate the 5 and 10km run designed over the hilly terrain. Of course not all ran but all the participants ensured they completed the course, regardless.
Chairman organising committee Samson Agamile told the participants after the race that in future they will adopt a sporting theme to the event which is set to become an annual occurrence in the housing estate. He said subsequent events could involve other sporting disciplines like football and volleyball among others.
Dr. Anatoli Kamugisha, who was the chief runner, thanked the organisers for ensuring their dream became a reality and hailed them for their hard work, innovation and organisation.
In the 10km race, Godfrey Onen from the Executive Village came in first, winning himself a gold medal, with Dan Odong and Andrew Sekega taking silver and bronze respectively.
Scovia Tushabomwe also from the Executive Village was the first female to return to the finish line over the same distance, ahead of Catherine Bayo and Sheila Etalu from Hass Village respectively.
The 5km race men’s category was won by Dickson Kamukama from the Pearl Village, category where George Anguzu from the Rine Village and Neeza Shaka from the New World came second and third respectively.
Natasha Mudondo (New World village), Patricia Namugenyi (Rendezvous) and Catherine Alowo walked away with the gold, silver and bronze medals from the 5km race.
The run was sponsored by Palm Valley Golf and Country Club, Nile Breweries, MPK Graphics, Ledger Hotel, icon D Limited, Doctors Hospital-Seguku and several individuals.