Here are 20 testimonials from last year’s group of international runners, who came to Uganda for the six-day festival, adventure and volunteering experience.
From twenty of our former runners, here’s some quick feedback, describing ‘Race Day’ itself, the week’s events, Uganda, and their overall ‘Uganda International Marathon 2015’ experience.
“The freaking most incredible day of my life”
“Amazing race, beautiful scenery, awesome support from the kids along the way, and an all round epic adventure.”
“The people of Masaka welcomed us as part of the community and how excited they were for the marathon and the work being done for the town.”
-Ian W, post-week interview
“What struck me about all of the projects was the effort that had gone into selecting the different causes and the real focus on self-sustainability and empowerment of the community.”
-Gee, post-week interview
“Genuinely struggling to find the words to describe how amazing the Uganda International Marathon and the incredible week preceding it was. Met some amazing people, had a life changing adventure, got a tad burnt, sweated more than I thought possible, and raced the race of a lifetime.”
“What an experience, the most challenging, wonderful and worthwhile thing I’ve ever done in my life with some incredible people!”
Megan R, post-race
“The team were lovely and that is something I did know before arriving as they all communicated with us and answered our many questions beforehand via Facebook, email or phone- they really are wonderful people and it’s worth going just to meet them all! The week was a lot of fun and far surpassed everyone’s expectations!”
-Lucy, post-week interview
“Such an amazing medal! Hand made by the disabled youths in the vocational centre we visited this week! This one’s a keeper!”
-Bobby, at the award ceremony
“So sad to be leaving this magical place, but glad to be carrying so many new friends with me.”
-Leah, at the airport to return home
-Adam, reflecting on the event in January 2016
“I would encourage anyone who isn’t sure about taking part in the Uganda Marathon, to just do it. Go with your gut, keep your mind open and make for adventure. You will love it.”
-Manisha, reflecting on the event six months later
Spaces are limited and we are almost completely sold out, but why not join us for the adventure of a lifetime this June, and have experiences just like these yourself in 2016?
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