We’ve been nominated at the UK Running Awards 2017 for Best International Event!

We’ve been nominated at the UK Running Awards 2017 for Best International Event!

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve been nominated at the UK Running Awards 2017! For the second year in a row, the Uganda Marathon has been nominated in the category of ‘Best International Event’. After winning the award in 2016, we were ecstatic to be recognised as the best running event worldwide, outside of the UK. And we’re honour once again to be recognised in this category. However, like last year, we’re up against some very strong competition from famous marathons such as New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and Dublin. Established in 2013, the Running Awards are a unique set of awards in the world of running – decided purely by runners on a public vote – featuring categories on races, shoes, technology, clothes, nutrition, communities, charities and more.   We need your help to be shortlisted! We were thrilled to win the award in 2016 and we’d love to defend our crown, but we need your help to do it! As mentioned above, this is a public vote, so we’d be very grateful if you could vote for us. Currently, there are over 50 events nominated in our category and we need enough votes to make the top 12 in order to be shortlisted for the final event in April 2017. Voting is free, takes less than a minute and can be completed online at https://therunningawards.com/. Simply scroll down and select ‘Running Events’, ‘International Event’ and click vote. (We’d definitely encourage you to vote in the other categories too- there are some brilliant organisations involved!). You will then be asked to register, which takes 30 seconds. So it’s nice and quick! A big, big...
Interview with a UGM Runner – Ali Malvern

Interview with a UGM Runner – Ali Malvern

The runners make the Uganda Marathon what it is. The friendships, the community, the fundraising and the determination to finish is why UGM is truly a Race Like No Other. Here we tell the stories of the runners who took part in 2016 event, as they share their insights and experiences of the week-long adventure. Ali was one of our first sign ups for the 2016 event and even though she had never run further than 13-miles before, she decided to enter the full-marathon race! During the week she stayed at Athlete’s Village, volunteered at ‘Child Restoration Outreach’, witnessed some breathtaking African views and made lots of new friends. In fact, the week made such a personal impact, it has now given Ali the confidence to go on to have many more exciting adventures!   1. What made you sign up for the Uganda Marathon 2016? I have always wanted to run a marathon at some point in my life and after a few failed attempts to get into London, I happened to come across the Uganda Marathon. It immediately resonated and got my heart racing with excitement, so I decided it was the perfect challenge for me! I have always enjoyed running but had never tried anything beyond a half marathon, so having heard about UGM almost a full year before I figured I’d have enough time to train and so there wasn’t really any reason not to sign up! It was also a great excuse to travel to a completely new country and take a week’s break from the office job.   2. Was it what you expected? The...
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