The Uganda Marathon teams up in support of the UN Global Goals Initiative

The Uganda Marathon teams up in support of the UN Global Goals Initiative

We’re excited to announce, as of late 2015, the Uganda Marathon has teamed up in support of the United Nations Global Goals for sustainable development. This mean the marathon is now part of a massive global drive to make the world a better place. What is it? The United Nations Global Goals initiative seeks to bring the world together, in order to change it. It began in September 2015, when World Leaders committed to 17 goals to do three things: end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and finally, fix climate change. Each of the 17 goals are linked to fixing these three main problems. The image at the top this post shows each of the 17 goals, which are all very exciting! Collectively they aim to change lives on a global scale. If you’d like more information on the Global Goals initiative, you can visit their website, or if you prefer they have a pretty inspiring video too! Why has the Marathon partnered up with UN Global Goals? We believe that change must come from a cohesive effort, so we are committed to making sure our projects, and how we support them, fits in with the 17 global goals, outlined by the UN. This means our runner’s fundraising not only contributes to long-term, sustainable ways of improving lives in Uganda, but also contributes to a global programme. We’ve now updated our project pages, so when you choose the project you want to support, you can see which global goal you’re helping too. If you decide to run the Uganda Marathon… By running the Marathon (or our half marathon or 10K course), and doing your best to fundraise over the next few...
12 Reasons to Run the Uganda Marathon in 2016

12 Reasons to Run the Uganda Marathon in 2016

Happy New Year everyone! Hard to believe we’re almost into a week of 2016. But with a new year, comes new, exciting opportunities. And one of them is the Uganda Marathon. If you like the idea of travel, fundraising, volunteering, making new friends, helping people to reach their potential, and making a little bit of history- then this could be for you. Maybe you’re still seeking that New Year’s resolution or would just like to try something new? Whatever you’re thinking or your background, here’s 12 reasons to consider making the Uganda Marathon apart of your year! 1. It’s ‘a week like no other’ The six day adventure is a week jam-packed with different activities. If I had to sum it up briefly: it’s a week long festival of volunteering, new experiences, getting to know a new culture and making new friends. Topped off at the end with a physical challenge and a big party. Highlights from last year included: volunteering at two projects, organising a sports day for local children, exploring the local area, witnessing the county’s beautiful landscapes, the phenomenal race day itself, and numerous social gatherings to get to know your fellow runners- from dinner out in Masaka town to drink around the camp fire. 2. It’s for runners of all abilities You don’t need to be an experienced runner for this challenge. Half of our runners last year had never run a marathon before, and decided to make this their first one! When you’re doing something as amazing as running a race in Uganda, determination and reaching the finish line is way more important than...
Happy New Year & thank you to all our runners for their support in 2015!

Happy New Year & thank you to all our runners for their support in 2015!

  Happy New Year everyone!!! We hope you’ve recovered from the New Year celebrations and had a great Christmas as well. With the end of 2015, and the beginning of a new year, we at the Uganda Marathon wanted to take this opportunity to say: A BIG THANK YOU!!! We’re very grateful to everyone who’s been involved with the marathon over the last year, whether you ran the event in 2015, or have decided to take the plunge in 2016. This past year has been a hugely successful one for the Uganda Marathon. May saw the event be pioneered. Six days of adventure, travel, volunteering, running and most of all- fun! As the 2015 gallery suggests, the week was a big success in terms of the runners’ experience. The event also raised a whopping £73,000 for the nine Ugandan projects partnered by the marathon, and made the event the country’s second biggest public fundraising event ever! (If you would like more information on how this money is helping to change lives in Uganda, please click here.) Furthermore the marathon has been recognised in the media (featured in The Guardian, London Evening Standard and Runners World) and for awards too- the Uganda Marathon was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Extra Mile 40 Awards and is currently nominated in the UK Running Awards for ‘best international event’, alongside famous marathons such as Berlin and Boston. So its been a great year for the marathon, but without you, the runners, it wouldn’t have happened. It’s your efforts in fundraising, training, wiliness to help others and do something amazing, which has made all this possible. A MASSIVE THANK YOU to...
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