The 2016 Running Awards: The Uganda Marathon Wins Best International Event!

The 2016 Running Awards: The Uganda Marathon Wins Best International Event!

We’re ecstatic to report after being shortlisted for the ‘Best International Event’ at the Running Awards, it was announced on Friday evening we had won the award!!! Held on a prestigious night at the O2 Arena in London, our Marketing Manager Andrew attended & was joined by 2015 UGM Runners: Mark, Emily and myself. The team was in good company, with a number of big names from the running world attending including Virgin Money London Marathon, parkrun, Race for Life, Lucozade Sport, Nike, Strava and many others. The category of ‘Best International Event’ was announced towards the end of the presentation that evening, which made it feel like a lifetime before they reached the category we had been shortlisted for. But then the moment came, along with feelings of nerves and excitement. The Berlin Marathon…..third. The Dublin Marathon was second…and the winner was…..US!! We’d done it- the Uganda Marathon had won the ‘Best International Event’ award and recognised as the best running event outside of the UK!! It was an amazing moment to be present at, and a brilliant way to recognise the hard work that has gone into the UGM, as well as its successes over the last 18 months. More importantly though, this will support the event’s development and growth, and help it to help even more people in the future! A massive, massive thank you to everyone who voted for us- we couldn’t have done it without you, and the support of the community around the marathon. The UGM’s community is really what has made the difference here, helping us to come out on top over some much more establish events. The community around the marathon...
UGM Runners’ Community- March Wrap Up

UGM Runners’ Community- March 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 the latest happenings from March (plus a few additional items from February). With only two months to go until our event in June, momentum is really building…   A big thank you for your support in the 2016 Running Awards We wanted to open this month’s community blog by saying a big, BIG thank you to everyone who supported us over the last few months, as we hope to win ‘Best International Event’ at the Running Awards. So many people made a big effort, not just with voting themselves, but also encouraging colleagues, friends and family to vote as well. We feel extremely lucky to have had such amazing support! We are up against some big and long established events in our category, but fingers crossed for the awards ceremony on 22nd April. We’ll let you know how it goes!   Shout-outs for our awesome 2016 runners with their fundraising efforts! Many of our runners have been making big efforts on the fundraising front, and some are close to reaching their target already! We had a number of ‘Featured Fundraising Page’ winners over the last two months, highlighting these efforts. Well done to: Donna Marsh, Leon Milns & Charlotte Moore, Becky Charlton & Michael Newton, Tom Perkins & Bertie O’Brien, Alise Pika & Arita Celma, Tarka Tikus & Carla Adele Turnbull, Team Deafway (Steven Wynne, John David Stewart, Philippa Merrocks,...

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