Not just a marathon… but 7 days of incredible adventure, friendship, challenge and fun in Africa:

Explore an East African Community

You will stay in a beautiful woodland campsite overlooking stunning scenery with a bar, campfire and open air mess hall. During the week you’ll party with the locals, eat the food, visit the community and experience African hospitality at its finest!

Volunteer with Local Grassroots Projects

You’ll visit and volunteer at the projects supported by the marathon. Spend time helping young people develop business plans, learn English, build a piggery to support elderly people, or construct and paint playgrounds for primary schools – amongst so much more!

Organise KidsRunWild, a Sports Day for disadvantaged children

You’ll spend an entire day organising KidsRunWild, a sports day dedicated to the kids from the local schools and orphanages. During the week, you’ll hold a day with sprints, egg & spoon races, face painting and lots of entertainment!

“Heading to bed full of excitement and nerves, with running gear laid out for the marathon tomorrow! After an incredible week in Uganda visiting the projects where all the funds we raise goes. I can’t describe how inspiring it’s been and how phenomenal the work is, that goes into collaborating with the local community in Masaka. Seriously amazing!”

– Kate, Uganda International Marathon Runner

The 7 Day Uganda Marathon Adventure

This is your itinerary for an adventure like no other!

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May

Acclimatisation Days

The adventure starts here! You’ll be met at the airport: expect a party atmosphere as hundreds of adventurers like you descend on tiny Entebbe airport. You’ll be stopping off at the Equator for a chance to see if water really drains in opposite directions either side of the line. Then – culture, art and language lessons before exploring the local village with our local staff. Eat the food, live like a local, connect with the regular people of Uganda.

Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th May

See Your Legacy Days

When you sign up for the Uganda Marathon you start your legacy that you leave in Uganda. It starts by registering and continues with your support of the amazing community who you will meet, explore and connect with during the 7-day adventure.

On your Legacy Days, you’ll volunteer at the project you chose to support. You’ll help by building a piggery to support an elderly association, work with young disadvantaged entrepreneurs to develop business plans, paint a playground for a disadvantaged school or kickstart one of many vital projects for the community.

Legacy Days are your opportunity to see the direct impact that your money is having to the project and the people involved. You’ll meet the exact people you’ve helped and supported and learn about their lives and hopes for the future that you’re helping them realize! THANK YOU!

Thursday 31st May

KidsRunWild

KidsRunWild is a children’s sports day, hosted by you with the Uganda Marathon. We invite Masaka’s schools, orphanages and projects to Liberation Square to give them the experience of that finish line feeling. A day dedicated to fun runs, games, bouncy castles face painting and general fun. For the day, you’ll marshal the events, join in, hand out finisher prizes that include not only medals but vital learning supplies including pens and exercise books.

This is a wonderful day of laughter, fun and games!

Friday 1st June

Friday Unconference & Pasta Party

On Friday you need to rest your legs, so we’ve put on a number of talks and sessions with the leaders of the local projects, so you can find out more about where your money is going to go.

It’s a relaxed day where you can find out more about living in Uganda, the work that the local projects do and how The Uganda Marathon supports them. Put your experience into context and find out how you can get involved more with the amazing connections that you have made.

Then, down to the Hotel in town for a pool party – chilling on sun loungers by the pool and resting legs, before a pasta party and carbohydrate buffet feast in the evening, pre race briefing from the race and medical team, and then an early night before tomorrow’s action!

Saturday 2nd June

Raceday!

There are few more awe-inspiring sights in the world than seeing the sun rising over Africa, just the thought of it sends tingles down our spines…today, you will run under that sun, today you will kick off a new era for Masaka town, today, you will become a superstar.

The starting gun fires at 7am for Uganda’s biggest marathon. For the next few hours you’ll be running alongside 3,000 other runners in some of the most amazing scenery that Africa has to offer. Supported round the course by cheering children, and locals this is one of the toughest but most rewarding races on the planet. Not one to be forgotten easily!

At the finish line, there’s a huge free party for the whole town, then it’s back to the Athlete’s Village for a massage, BBQ and a party – before returning to the airport on Sunday, or heading on to a safari or gorilla trek!

Sunday 3rd June

Moving On Sunday!

Sunday morning will see you wake up to the beautiful Ugandan sunrise, stiff and sore but elated from your achievement yesterday!

Have a long breakfast with all your new friends, watch the sun warm the Masaka Valley and then await your flight home, or go onwards to continue your Ugandan adventure on one of our extensions.

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May

Acclimatisation Days

The adventure starts here! You’ll be met at the airport: expect a party atmosphere as hundreds of adventurers like you descend on tiny Entebbe airport. You’ll be stopping off at the Equator for a chance to see if water really drains in opposite directions either side of the line. Then – culture, art and language lessons before exploring the local village with our local staff. Eat the food, live like a local, connect with the regular people of Uganda.

Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th May

See Your Legacy Days

When you sign up for the Uganda Marathon you start your legacy that you leave in Uganda. It starts by registering and continues with your support of the amazing community who you will meet, explore and connect with during the 7-day adventure.

On your Legacy Days, you’ll volunteer at the project you chose to support. You’ll help by building a piggery to support an elderly association, work with young disadvantaged entrepreneurs to develop business plans, paint a playground for a disadvantaged school or kickstart one of many vital projects for the community.

Legacy Days are your opportunity to see the direct impact that your money is having to the project and the people involved. You’ll meet the exact people you’ve helped and supported and learn about their lives and hopes for the future that you’re helping them realize! THANK YOU!

Thursday 31st May

KidsRunWild

KidsRunWild is a children’s sports day, hosted by you with the Uganda Marathon. We invite Masaka’s schools, orphanages and projects to Liberation Square to give them the experience of that finish line feeling. A day dedicated to fun runs, games, bouncy castles face painting and general fun. For the day, you’ll marshal the events, join in, hand out finisher prizes that include not only medals but vital learning supplies including pens and exercise books.

This is a wonderful day of laughter, fun and games!

Friday 1st June

Friday Unconference & Pasta Party

On Friday you need to rest your legs, so we’ve put on a number of talks and sessions with the leaders of the local projects, so you can find out more about where your money is going to go.

It’s a relaxed day where you can find out more about living in Uganda, the work that the local projects do and how The Uganda Marathon supports them. Put your experience into context and find out how you can get involved more with the amazing connections that you have made.

Then, down to the Hotel in town for a pool party – chilling on sun loungers by the pool and resting legs, before a pasta party and carbohydrate buffet feast in the evening, pre race briefing from the race and medical team, and then an early night before tomorrow’s action!

Saturday 2nd June

Raceday!

There are few more awe-inspiring sights in the world than seeing the sun rising over Africa, just the thought of it sends tingles down our spines…today, you will run under that sun, today you will kick off a new era for Masaka town, today, you will become a superstar.

The starting gun fires at 7am for Uganda’s biggest marathon. For the next few hours you’ll be running alongside 3,000 other runners in some of the most amazing scenery that Africa has to offer. Supported round the course by cheering children, and locals this is one of the toughest but most rewarding races on the planet. Not one to be forgotten easily!

At the finish line, there’s a huge free party for the whole town, then it’s back to the Athlete’s Village for a massage, BBQ and a party – before returning to the airport on Sunday, or heading on to a safari or gorilla trek!

Sunday 3rd June

Moving On Sunday!

Sunday morning will see you wake up to the beautiful Ugandan sunrise, stiff and sore but elated from your achievement yesterday!

Have a long breakfast with all your new friends, watch the sun warm the Masaka Valley and then await your flight home, or go onwards to continue your Ugandan adventure on one of our extensions.

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