The UGM Runners’ Blog: 13 tips for kicking off your training

Welcome to our first ‘UGM Runners’ blog’, especially dedicated to our 2016 International Runners. From now until June 5th, we’ll have a weekly blog covering training tips for all three UGM races (10K, 21K & 42K), and fundraising tips too. We want these blogs to be as helpful as possible, to help you have the […]

Uganda Marathon 2016: Social Training Run Schedule

Following our first training run for our 2016 Runners at Peckham Rye parkrun in January, Mark (our running expert & certified athletics coach) has put together a social training schedule leading up to the Uganda Marathon in June. With a variety of events and distances, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re training for the full […]

Itinerary Announced! Here’s the Programme for the Seven-Day Adventure!

In the last few days, the UGM team has been busy adding the final touches to the Uganda Marathon 2016’s week…and here it is! As I read the schedule myself (prior to writing this), my reaction in a word was… WOW. As someone who ran the event last year, the 2016 schedule brought all the […]

20 Testimonials from our 2015 International Runners

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. 1.  “The freaking most incredible day of […]

UGM Vlog: Project Update from Kitovu Mobile

Here’s our latest video update from one of our projects, Kitovu Mobile. Featuring Andy (our Community Partnership Manager) and Charles (Kitovu Mobile’s Director), they discuss how the support of the Uganda Marthon’s 2015 runners has helped the project, and how our 2016 runners can continue to make a lasting difference to the charity.   What is […]

Interview with a UGM Runner – Manisha Abeyasinghe

The runners make the Uganda Marathon what it is. The friendships, the community, the fundraising and the determination to finish are why UGM is truly a Race Like No Other. We want to tell the stories of the runners who take part in the Uganda Marathon, because it’s their stories that are most exciting!  Manisha signed […]

UGM Runners’ Community- January Wrap Up

Each month we dedicate a blog post to the latest goings-on within the Uganda Marathon (UGM) runners’ community. We include everything from news to shout-outs, for our 2015 runners, 2016 runners and team members. After all, a big part of the Uganda Marathon is about the community it’s created for everyone involved. Here’s a round-up […]