Source of the Nile Trail challenge run preparations take shape

2nd Source of the Nile Trail Run  Challenge:

  • 24th September 2017
  • 5KM, 10K, 25K, 50KM
  • Venue: NRE, Bujagali Falls – Jinja
Ronald Kalema Basamula Ekere, the Speaker of Katabi Town Council during a marathon held in Entebbe. He will take part in the Source of the Nile Trail challenge run in Jinja

Preparations for the second Source of the Nile Trail Challenge run have garnered momentum barely 55 days to the event.

The run will take place on 24th September 2017 at the epic Nile River Explorer (NRE) site, Bujagali Falls in Jinja.

Close to 200 runners are projected to take part with a paste dinner planned on the eve of the D-day.

The route has been designed along the incredible banks of the River Nile with runners able to envisage and appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the Bujagali Water Falls and the newly constructed Bujagali Dam.

The event coordinator, Alex Matovu of Activate Uganda predicts a thrilling run with the participants spoilt for choice in the 5KM, 10KM, 25KM and 50KM categories.

“The long awaited Source of the Nile Trail Challenge is back!  This year we will have 50km Race for those who need an extra challenge. This prestigious Challenge will probably be the most scenic and beautiful run you will attempt in your life,” Matovu attests to Kawowo Sports.

Project cause

Proceeds from this year’s race will be channeled to St. Mukasa Nursery & Primary School.

The school is located in Butiki, Jinja.

“St. Mukasa Nursery and Primary School is in dire need of class rooms as some of the kids are having classes under a tree,” Matovu adds.

This will be the second time that this annual race is being  organized.

The start and finishing points will be at NRE (Nile River Explorer Site) near Bujagali Falls in Jinja.

The race will be contested over a choice of four distances, 5km, 12km, 25km, and the new addition for this year, 50km.

Registration Fees Structure (Registration ends on 10th September 2017):

  • 5KM   –   80,000 ugx or $23 USD
  • 12KM  –   80,000 ugx or $23 USD
  • 25KM  –  80,000 ugx or $23 USD
  • 50KM   – 100,000 ugx or $30 USD

Registration Centers:

  • Endiro Coffee, next to Acacia Mall,  in Kisementi
  • Nile River Explorer Backpackers, Jinja Town
  • Online (

Event Schedule:

  • 6:45 am – 50km start
  • 8:00 am – 25km start
  • 8:30 am – 12km start
  • 9:00 am – 5km start

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