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MTN Marathon: Attention turns to Kampala

By James Bakama

Added 20th November 2018 12:00 AM

Runners from all over East Africa will on Sunday converge at the National Ceremonial Grounds in Kololo

MTN Marathon: Attention turns to Kampala

Runners from all over East Africa will on Sunday converge at the National Ceremonial Grounds in Kololo

 

MTN Kampala Marathon

With the regional MTN runs now over, the focus now shifts to the main event this weekend.

Runners from all over East Africa will on Sunday converge at the National Ceremonial Grounds in Kololo.

Up to 20,000 runners are expected for the flag-off. On top the usual 10, 21 and 42 kilometre events, there will also be a 5km race.

UPDF soldier Joseph Nsubuga and Margaret Nakintu won the inaugural version of the 42km race that drew 1500 runners.

Numerous MTN donations have been made in corporate social responsibility interventions from the marathon's proceeds.

According to MTN corporate communications manager Valery Okecho, a total of sh2.8b had by 2016 been donated to various causes.

Proceeds from this year's marathon will go towards promotion of maternal health. Registration is already on via MoMoPay. You secure a sh23,000 slot in a race of your choice after dialing *165*77#.

If you opt to pay cash then you will pay sh25,000 for Sunday's event.

MTN has partnered with Vision Group, Stanbic Bank, Huawei, Rwenzori, UAF, AAR and Spedag.

New partners Spedag are in charge of the event's transport while health insurance providers AAR have offered free ECG checks.

This check that is free is aimed at gauging participants' readiness to run.

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