We’re only a few days away now from the 7-day Adventure and preparations are now in full swing! The team are busy readying the event for this year’s 150 International Runners, whilst Masaka town is literally buzzing in anticipation to welcome them.

In 4 days time, they’ll visit and volunteer at the projects they’ve been fundraising for, stay at a beautiful campsite in the hills of Uganda and race an unforgettable course. For those 150 people lucky enough to attend, it will truly be ‘a race like no other’.

But until then, here’s our latest photoblog to give you some insight into the preparations currently going on and a sneak peek of what’s to come…

 

 

 

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Earlier this week, the team did a promotional run through Masaka town, which ended with the official banner being put up in the town centre

 

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Mark, our running expert, has run the course a number of times to make final checks

 

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For those of you running the 21K and 42K, you’ll run through Bugabira School, one of this year’s projects and where the UGM began…

 

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The children at Creative Canvas, a project set up by some of our 2015 runners, have been making bracelets for this year’s participants. (You’ll get to visit this project on Thursday!)

 

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The entrance to Athlete’s Village…for anyone camping – this will be your home for 7 days.

 

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Talking of camp, ‘Gertrude the Goat’ is waiting at camp too, after being named by one of our 2016 runners for fundraising the most in a week and winning one of our weekly competitions.

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And here’s a beautiful view at camp, as Mark leads the CCU children in a morning work out.

 

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Our staff have been busy travelling around the Masaka area, signing up locals for the 10K, 21K and 42K to join our International Runners. There are already more than last year, with a week to go!

 

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The new UGM Shop has been busy with people popping in to sign up for the marathon. Here you can see our Community Partnership Manager, Andy Bownds, signing up some local people.

 

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This is Liberation Square where the race will begin and end on Sunday 5th June (…it’s in for quite a transformation over the next few days- you might not recognise it!)

 

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And finally…here’s the UGM 2016 team, dedicated to ensuring our runners week is ‘a week like no other’! 

 

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