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A Race, An Adventure, A Chance to Give Back, A Community!

The Uganda International Marathon is the largest fundraising event in Uganda, we bring runners from all over the world to rural Uganda for an adventure that truly helps a community! Join our mailing list to find out about the projects we support, life changing stories from 2016 runners and updates on the bigger and better #UGM2017.

Safe to say that the Uganda international marathon was the best thing that I’ve ever done and the most amazing time of my life – it really was a race like no other. Huge thanks to everyone who has made it so special (esp the world’s best 3 running buddies)

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A Week Long Adventure

Combining volunteering, adventure, music, a festival, street party, organising a children’s sports day, activities and more. This isn’t your average holiday or challenge.

Discover the 7 Day Adventure

With An Incredible Challenge

The trip culminates in a 10k, half or full marathon with 3,000 local runners through a beautiful scenic course. Over half our runners have never done a marathon before – it’s a race for everyone.

Find out about the race

And a chance to explore

Uganda is the bucket list destination. All the safari animals. The last 400 mountain gorillas in the wild. Source of the Nile. The most friendly people. You’re going to love it here.

See What Uganda Has to Offer

You can take part in an adventure of a lifetime

Run in the UGM2017 10K, half marathon or full marathon. On the 4th of June 2017 line up at the starting line of an incredible challenge having had the best week of your life!

Click here to find out how you can sign up


The Marathon is supporting the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. There are no fundraising targets or minimums, simply an opportunity for you to help amazing people in Uganda directly. You’ll spend time with and volunteer at the project you’ve supported, meeting the very people whose lives you have helped change. The Marathon is the largest fundraising event in Uganda – and you can be part of it.

100% fundraising goes to the project

We are extremely proud to be able to say that 100% of all money that’s fundraised goes to the project or charity that you, the runner, chooses.

Sustainability Above All

Our primary philosophy is hand up not hand out giving – we work with Ugandan organisations to help them become more sustainable long term.

You can see full updates about the projects we work with and how you can donate to help an incredible community become more sustainable

Learn how we work with projects









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Keep up to date with the Uganda Marathon and receive a full info pack for UGM2017

Hear incredible stories from Uganda, find out more about the projects we support and get updates from the equator!


 You will also receive a full info pack that has loads of information about UGM2017 straight away. Read all about the amazing, record-breaking event!


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