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March 7, 2016

Uganda International Marathon

Written By Leonardo Gubinelli

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Join us as we launch the second ever international marathon in Uganda!

This is a truly global marathon held in rural Uganda, for local causes. The 2015 marathon was the biggest sporting event in the history of the region, and 2016 will be even bigger and better! The community have thrown their support behind not only the race, but also the runners – you! Over 1,500 runners, with 150+ international participants, from every corner of the globe. You’ll marshal the Kids Run Wild event on the Friday – the fun run for the local school children & orphans. You’ll also get to visit the projects we are supporting in the community, see how your new friends live, and party with them after the race. Take on a beautiful – but tough- rural course. Your choice: run the full 26.2 mile marathon course, the half marathon, or the 10km.

Along the route you will enjoy the incredible views across the lush Ugandan countryside; you’ll pass through small towns, fields of banana trees and so much more. The course will be marshalled by teachers and students of Shauku Foundation and CHEDRA’s project, Bugabira Community School – the very kids you are will be fundraising for will be cheering you on along the way, volunteering their time to help you achieve your goal. We want them to enjoy the gift of giving not just receiving. This is no ordinary marathon.

If like many of us you are tempted to join an international marathon but don’t want to rough it when you’ve got a marathon to run, then this COMFORT VERSION is for you. You will stay six nights at the comfortable Brovad Hotel where you can come home at night to find your usual creature comforts: a proper bed, and in the morning a full English breakfast. The hotel also has a swimming pool where you can cool off after a hot day in the sun. After all, why torture yourself when you’ve got a marathon to run?

BUT WAIT! THAT’S NOT ALL!

You’re going to go to Uganda and not see the wildlife?? You’ve completed the marathon of a lifetime and your choosing to simply head home to your day job?? Why not join us on the Monday as we depart on a 4 day Gorilla Experience! A great way to round off your marathon experience. See the best of African wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, board a boat in one of the greatest hippo recreation grounds in the world, spend two nights in the African rainforest at the beautiful Gorilla Valley Lodge, and spend an entire day in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest watching gorilla families interact in the wild, only a few feet away from you!

 

 

 

 

Additional Info
Country: Uganda
Region: Entebee
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Currency: GBP
Top Travel Voucher: 790.00
Contact Email: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Phone Number: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Contact Name: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
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