Considering the stable growth in numbers from the previous editions, the highly revered Kabaka’s Birthday day run can only get better.
The excitement is back as the annual showpiece takes centre stage 9 April. The Run which is the flagship event for Kabaka’s birthday celebrations will yet again be held under a particular health cause.
This year’s edition will focus on “reducing the sickle cell burden” in Uganda.
“We want to continue championing the struggle for healthy Ugandans because when people are healthy, they can then be more productive to the country. I call upon all Ugandans to join us in this cause and participate in the run,” said Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga during the Monday launch.
The event’s kit and tickets were also unveilled at Bulange Mengo.
The organisers expect this year’s edition when Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi will be making 62 years to attract at least 20,000 participants.
It is now arguably the most sought after run in the land courtesy of relatively flawless organising structures.
“The quality of life one has plays a big role in how effective they turn out to be. This is a good platform to support those in poor health. We are tasked to explain more on sickle cells in the build up to the main event for the local man” said Robert Kabushenga, CEO Vision Group and as well chairman for the birthday run.
Airtel who are the main partners, through their Managing director Anwar Soussa pledged to continue working with Buganda to promote health within the country in the foreseeable future.
Tickets which go for sh10,000 are now on sale at three points including Vision Group, Airtel Wampeewo, and at Majestic Brand Bulange in Mengo.
Runners will be flagged off from the Mengo Palace in 21km, 10km and 5km races.
Meanwhile, Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation were the first to buy tickets for the prestigious event.
They bought tickets worth sh8m.