Kampala Hash Run 2017 Top Performers:
1 – Oscar Niyonzima 1:11 Hours
2 – Martin Ssenabulya 1:14 Hours
3 – Edrisa Bukosi
1 – Dorcus Inzikuru
2 – Phillis Tsang
3 – Charlotte Mudhoola
Kids: Salim Matenga
Wheel Chair: J. Tebandeke
Physical Disability: David Emong
1 – Mukwano Industries
2 – Toyota Uganda Limited
At least Uganda Shs131M was collected at the second edition of the Kampala Hash 7 Hills run.
Graced by more than 1000 participants from a number of companies and individuals, the run has kept improving going by the organization, money raised and the massive turn up.
From Shs65M collected in 2015 to this year’s Shs130M, there was a good improvement.
The mission this year is to better studying conditions of children in KCCA-managed schools.
The runners were drawn from more than 35 corporate companies and organizations.
The run started and finished at Pearl Africa Primary School, Nsambya.
Participants covered 21km, traversing the historical 7 hills of Kampala – Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Lubiri and Nsambya.
Former 3000m steeple-chase champion Dorcus Inzikuru won the women’s 21km category. Phyllis Tsang and Charlotte Mudoola finished second and third respectively.
In the men’s category, Oscar Niyozima won Gold and Martin Ssenabulya silver.
The silver medalist at the Rio’s Summer Paralympic Games David Emong won the physical disability category, Daniel Opio (Visual Impairment) and Joseph Tebandeke (Wheelchair).
Team Mukwano Industries won the corporate category and Salim Matenga the kids’ category.
After the run Geraldine Busuulwa, the deputy managing director, NSSF noted;
Last year, we committed that over a period of 3 years, we will raise over Shs300 million to aid public schools under the management of KCCA to improve the learning conditions.
I am glad to inform you that within two years we have raised a total of Shs196M in cash of which Shs65 million was raised last year
With the proceeds from this run, we will be able to provide a suitable learning environment for the underprivileged children in Kampala.
The proceeds from the run will go towards renovating Busega Primary School, Summit View Army Primary School and Makerere University Primary School.