2017 Kabaka Birthday Run: 7th April 2017
- Start/Finish: Lubiri, Mengo (Kampala)
- Categories: 5KM, 10KM & 21KM
- Ticket prize: 10,000/= per head
- Ticket Selling Points: Majestic Brand office (Bulange Mengo), New Vision head office, Industrial Area & Airtel Uganda offices, Wampewo Avenue
- Kabaka Mutebi II will grace the run like he has done in the previous editions
Close to 5000 participants are expected to grace the 2017 Airtel Kabaka Birth day run on the 7th April 2017.
The run, which is returning for the third year in a row is held to celebrate the annual birth day celebrations for Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
This year’s edition is intended to raise money for patients affected by the Sickle cell disease.
Addressing journalists and sponsors’ representatives, the Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga used the opportunity to down play the barbaric ideology for many people that sickle cell could arise because of being witch hunted.
He thereafter urged the kingdom subjects, friends and well wishers to attend the run.
Many of our people still think that diseases as Sickle Cell could arise because of witches.
This thinking is wrong.
In a special way, he thanked all the run sponsors and called upon maximum attendance.
We are running for a cause. To fight sickle cell. I thank all the sponsors who have come on board
Anwar Soussa, managing director of Airtel Uganda expressed his gratitude for everyone working hard for the run to take place with success.
I convey my heart felt gratitude for all doing everything possible to have this run possible.
At Airtel Uganda, we are proud to be associated in such partnership that is growing to new heights.
We pledge our future commitment and support to the Buganda Kingdom, its people and its activities, as we unite to maintain the good glory of this Kingdom.
I urge you to all turn up.
Registration and Ticket selling points:
There are three ticket selling points namely; Majestic Brands head offices at Bulange in Mengo, Kampala, Airtel Uganda head office.
There is also an on-line registration mode through the One Global system.
Vision Group’s managing director, Robert Kabusenga, Lillian Sentamu Kaddu of the Namulondo Foundation, Buganda Kingdom ministers Owek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu (Sports) and Ritah Kisitu (Culture) also graced the launch of the kits and tickets sell.
Uganda Sickle Rescue fund has led the way for the tickets purchase with a Ug.shs 8M purchase of tickets.
During the launch, there was entertainment from Jjajja Muzinge Foundation singing duo of Muzinga and Kularguavo as well as the Sickle Cell patients at the Our Lady of Africa school in Luwero.
Telecommunications giants Airtel Uganda Limited is the main sponsor of the run.