How you make a difference and leave a legacy!

How you make a difference and leave a legacy!

There have been several scandals recently highlighting the dangers of poorly managed overseas aid work. From Oxfam – one of the world’s largest charities – being involved in misconduct, to the BBC recently reporting on the mismanagement of orphanages and foster homes in Uganda itself. Here at The Uganda Marathon, we’re incredibly proud of our approach to helping the communities we work with and support. Offering a hand up, not a hand out. We take our lead from the local communities we serve, not the other way round. And we’re extremely passionate about fighting poor practice – especially orphanages. There are a very few number of legitimate orphanages in Uganda. It is a sad fact that some unscrupulous people see children as a means of making money, rather than as incredible but vulnerable people who need fostering and rehabilitation back to their family to thrive. Orphanages are, sadly, big business – and many actively encourage mothers and guardians to place their children with them to increase foreign aid / donations.  Our community partnerships manager, Andy Bownds, shares his thoughts on how we discourage such behaviour below.   ” I am based in Masaka full time and work alongside 6 other full time Ugandan staff and a 4 strong Ugandan board. Who are dedicated not only to ensuring that you have the best possible visit to Uganda but also leave an incredible positive legacy! We do this through a strict application, monitoring and evaluation and accountability process. This is how it works: Application Process– All projects that are funded through the marathon go through this level of due diligence. They...
A Black Friday Like No Other! Prices Are Going Up This Weekend

A Black Friday Like No Other! Prices Are Going Up This Weekend

This weekend, we are reshaping Black Friday to help disadvantaged Ugandan entrepreneurs! We have a challenge for you… This Black Friday weekend, we have increased the prices across all of Uganda Marathon packages by 10%, with the difference going to help a young Ugandan entrepreneur start their journey in business. We are asking you to buck the trend and pass on your savings from all the Black Friday deals out there, use this holiday to make an incredible difference in the life of a disadvantaged youth in Uganda. Just £200 can make a life-changing difference to 10 youths, helping them to start their journey in business and pull themselves out of poverty. So by signing up over Black Friday weekend and paying an increased registration fee, you are starting your legacy early by changing lives in rural Uganda. Welcome to a Black Friday Like No Other! This project is run by Rural Community Initiative for Development, one of the Uganda Marathon partner projects. Registering for the Uganda Marathon requires you to fill in a registration form and pay a deposit. If you would like to donate more or less in our Black Friday offer, please do talk to our...
The Uganda International marathon 2018 Video Adventure

The Uganda International marathon 2018 Video Adventure

Welcome to The Uganda Marathon 2018! Follow the adventurers who came to Uganda in 2018 to raise money for an incredible community and take part in a race like no other. This video shows some of the highlights from the 2018 marathon week – an adventure that one in five describe as “the best week of my...
The official Uganda Marathon – An Adventure Like No Other 2018 Results!

The official Uganda Marathon – An Adventure Like No Other 2018 Results!

The official Uganda Marathon - An Adventure Like No Other 2018 Results! All the action from the week   On Saturday June 2nd, the starting gun for the 4th Uganda Marathon fired and 3,000 Ugandan and international runners took off for A Race Like No Other! For the international runners who came to Uganda to take part, the marathon was the finale of a week visiting the amazing projects that they have supported. In 2018, the event has raised an incredible $130,000 for organisations and NGOs across Masaka, still making it the biggest fundraising event in Uganda’s history. Here are the official Uganda Marathon 2018 Race Results. Think you can beat these times and do better? Come and take part and take on one of the toughest marathon courses in the World! Next year, it could be you on this list with your finishing time from A Race Like No Other! Discover more about signing up for the 2018 event...
The official Uganda International Marathon 2017 race results

The official Uganda International Marathon 2017 race results

On Sunday June 4th, the starting gun for the 3rd Uganda International Marathon fired and 3,000 Ugandan and international runners ran A Race Like No Other! For the international runners who came to Uganda to take part, the marathon was the finale of a week visiting the amazing projects that they have supported. In 2017, the event has raised an incredible $130,000 for organisations and NGOs across Masaka, still making it the biggest fundraising event in Uganda’s history. Now the results for each race are up! Our winners for each race were: 42K Male – 1558, Andrew Kiplang, UG – 02:49:04 42K Female – 48, Chloe Moss, UK – 04:11:33 21K Male – 1590, John Katdega, UG – 01:09:59 21K Female – 145, Shila Saina, KE – 01:34:03 10K Male – 142, Anonymous, KE – 00:31:46 10K Female – 926, Somna, UG – 00:42:47 As for the rest of the results, including the international runners who participated, here are the official Uganda International Marathon 2017 Race Results. Think you can beat these times and do better? Come and take part and take on one of the toughest marathon courses in the World! Next year, it could be you on this list with your finishing time from A Race Like No Other!   Discover more about signing up for the 2018...
The Big Pre-Event Photoblog! A Sneak Peek Into Next Week’s Adventure!

The Big Pre-Event Photoblog! A Sneak Peek Into Next Week’s Adventure!

We are now just three days until the start of an Adventure Like No Other! 120 people are going to descend into beautiful Masaka for a trip of a lifetime, and the team are in full swing preparing. As we eagerly count down until the first bus arrives we’re extremely excited to bring to you our pre-event photoblog, to get a sneak peek into what’s in store for the next 10 days as part of the Uganda International Marathon. Enjoy, wish our runners luck and stay tuned for lots more coming out of An Adventure Like No Other! The Masaka Running Club, sponsored by The Uganda Marathon, are out in full force, training for the marathon! For those of you staying at the hotel… The pool awaits! Here’s a small glimpse into the Athletes’ Village, your home away from home for the next 10 days. The Athletes’ Village eco showers are under constructions – bringing a touch of luxury to rural Africa! Your view running down Bugabira Primary School hill, through one of the projects that you’ve supported. Imagine the kids cheering you on! This is the view that you’ll be waking up to at Athletes’ Village – every morning! The, yet to be named, campsite goat! Munching on some delicious banana leaves – he’s excited for your arrival! Your home straight into the Masaka, to the finish line! Mark & Tealey, from the UGM team try to tackle The Beast! How will you fair? The locals are signing up in their thousands! Here is the Liberation Square, the start & finish line of The Uganda Marathon The Uganda...
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