Entebbe Marathon: 19th March 2017
10KM, 21KM & 42KM
Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura will grace the 2017 Entebbe Marathon as the chief runner on 19th March 2017.
The marathon is expected to attract over six thousand participates, with elite runners from different parts of the world including Wuhan city.
The China Communications Construction Company Uganda (CCCCU) and the Entebbe Municipal authorities partnered together to sponsor the marathon.
CCCCU made the official communication during a press conference organized by the Mayor Vicent Kayanja De Paul aimed at fundraising for the underprivileged in Entebbe municipality.
The Chinese company deputy managing director Ding Jian Ming made the official communication while handing over a dummy cheque worth thirty million shillings (shs30M) to facilitate in organizing the first edition of the Entebbe charity marathon 2017 to be held on the 19th March 2017 in Entebbe municipality.
The intention of this marathon is to support the underprivileged, particularly disabled mothers and children.
But also, it is organized with focus on young people to concentrate their energies and avoid involvement in criminal activities.
We are partnering with the Chinese because the things they are doing will be changing our town.
Once the Express Highway is done, one will be 20 minutes away from the city.
The proceeds from the marathon will go towards helping the underprivileged including the disabilities under the Modesta foundation.
The best performers in the 42kms, 21kms and 10kms races will be accorded an opportunity to participate in the Wuhan International Marathon.
The participants are to pay Shs20,000 and Shs10,000 respectively and the marathon is to start from Entebbe botanical gardens at 6am with routes via the Entebbe Express Highway and Entebbe central ward.