Carl's First Marathon
On 5th June 2016 I will be running 42km around rural Uganda in one of the country's biggest fundraisers.
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As most of you know I am not a runner, I am not built like a runner, nor do I have much real running ability. Nonetheless in June 2016 I will be attempting a Marathon in somewhat unforgiving conditions of early African summer at around 5,000 feet elevation.The aim is to raise money directly for community projects in the Masaka region and I have decided to support the Suubi Centre, a community facility, housing a maternity focused medical centre, a vocational school and a model farm. 70% of my fundraising will go to this while 30% will go to African Revival, another grassroots charity supporting education projects in Uganda and Zambia. Finally, 10%of all sponsorship goes towards the race administration, so my company will be adding 10% to my sponsorship total (corporate donors excluded) to cover this, meaning you can guarantee all your kind donations go directly to those who need it the most.
Uganda International Marathon 2016
The Uganda International Marathon is a 6 day challenge on the Equator culminating in A Race Like No Other. Participants from all round the world join 3,000 runners from Uganda to take on a 10k, half or full Marathon distance through a beautiful but tough rural course.
In May 2015, the inaugural Marathon took place. The event raised 372,000,000 Ugandan shillings for charity, making it the second largest fundraising event in Ugandan history. In 2016 the Marathon is set to be the biggest ever!
The money raised goes towards projects in the town of Masaka that hosts the marathon - supporting local community development projects. Runners spend time with these projects, and see the impact and difference their participation has made on the lives of people in Uganda. After the marathon, there are monthly project visits from our staff, progress reports, financial statements and photo and video updates. Every pound donated will directly help the people of Uganda
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