The 2016 Running Awards: Uganda Marathon shortlisted for ‘Best International Event’

We’re extremely excited to announce we have been shortlisted in the category for ‘Best International Event’, at this year’s Running Awards! This places the Marathon alongside some huge and long established races- also nominated in the same category- the New York Marathon, Athens Marathon and Boston Marathon. The last 12 months have been very successful for the Uganda Marathon. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

UGM Parkruns are Back for 2016! We’ll be at Peckham Rye Park this Weekend

So you’ve decide to run the Uganda Marathon (or half or 10K) this June… You’re been getting into your running  routine, but you’re starting to realise those training runs can get quite lonely sometimes… Or you can’t believe how the January weeks have flown by, and ‘Go for a first run’ is still on your to-do list… […]

UGM Runners’ Community- December 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 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. So after launching in December, and wrapping up November’s news, here’s […]

UGM Runners’ Community- November Wrap Up

Each month we’ll be dedicating a blog post to the latest goings-on within the Uganda Marathon (UGM) runners’ community. We’ll be including news and shout outs for both 2015 and 2016 runners, as well as team members. After all, a big part of the Uganda Marathon is about the community its created for everyone involved. Moving forward, we’ll be […]

Diary of a UGM Runner in Training – Week 5

By Paul Lacey Welcome to Uganda Mzungu! It’s been 2 weeks since my last blog post and as promised this will be a rather special one after my incredible week in Uganda! Prior to my week in Uganda, training had been going very well and I won’t lie a part of me began to think […]

The UK Team’s First Few Days in Uganda – What is it About Africa?!

Lizzie and Andy have both landed in Uganda and have started their monumental task of finding projects for all of you guys to support! Find out below, how they’ve gotten on with their first few days in in Uganda. Follow us some more for news and pictures about how their getting on. What is it about […]