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Running 42km in Uganda to support young women

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Caroline Hargreaves

On the 2nd June I will be participating in one of my toughest challenges, running Uganda Marathon to help raise funds for the Masaka community.

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I have decided to run this marathon to raise funds for Chedra who's goal is to support 50 girls to re-enter the educational system and gain vocational skills by the end of 2019. Children who have to drop out of school are far more vulnerable to young pregnancy, child marriage and contracting STI's/ That's why Chedra are looking to create a sustainable income generator that will give opportunities to vulnerable community members.

As part of my time in Uganda I will get to visit the charity and spend a couple of days to see how the funds will be spent, I will be updating everyone on my journey with plenty of photo's to see where the money is going.

I have been told that this will be the toughest marathon I have ever done, with a 9 hour cut off and an expectation of adding 25% to my worse marathon time this is going to be hard, especially with the heat!

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Uganda Marathon 2018

The Uganda Marathon is a 7 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.

Running side by side with the local community, to change lives and help the needy help themselves, participants describe it as "the best week of their lives", and leave filled with hope, joy and new friends - having left a legacy in Uganda which will last for decades.

Winner (2016), Runner up (2017) "Best International Event" at the Running Awards, and named one of Red Bulls "9 Marathons to run in 2018", the Uganda Marathon is also Uganda's largest fundraising event.

Event date

02-June-2018 00:00  - 
30-September-2018 23:59

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Donation by Fiona Ross
on 17-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good Luck Caroline xx
Donation by Carly Bolton
on 15-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Bev Millard
on 11-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done! Amazing efforts xx
Donation by Jo and david
on 09-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done on your marathon and Ugandan adventure
Donation by Kerri French
on 06-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Brilliant work Caroline!!!!!
Donation by #teamjucy
on 04-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done! Looks amazing
Donation by Chris and Sarah
on 04-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Caroline! What an amazing experience
Donation by Liz Ganpatsingh
on 04-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Caroline, a very worthy cause. Good luck with the marathon!
Donation by Karen Rose
on 01-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Caroline xx
Donation by Candy Cox
on 31-05-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £481.20
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £481.20
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £588.70

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