Register for the Kabaka’s Birthday Run, Kampala, Sunday April eighth 2018
It appears each week there’s a ‘marathon’, however the Kabaka’s Birthday Run is a run with a distinction. Not solely does the run have a good time the birthday of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, it takes runners (and walkers!) down historic routes of town. We begin on the Lubiri Palace, run the Royal Mile down Kabaka Anjagala and on in the direction of Bulange. The circuit winds up again on the Lubiri.
The fifth version of the Kabaka’s Birthday Run is scheduled to happen on Sunday, April eighth and can be flagged off by Kabaka Mutebi II.
What number of kilometres is the Kabaka’s Birthday Run?
You’ll be able to register for five km, 10 km and 25 km. Children can run 5 km (solely).
How a lot does it value to enter the Kabaka’s Birthday Run?
The place can I register?
Bulange, Mengo. CBS workplaces, Mengo. Muganzilwaa, Katwe.
Airtel retailers: Shoprite Ben Kiwanuka. The Plaza (reverse KCB Kampala Highway). New taxi park. Senana Grocery store reverse Watoto Church alongside Buganda Highway.
You may also register on Airtel cellular cash by calling *185# Select possibility 5 (funds) after which possibility 5 (Kabaka Run) and proceed with cost.
What time does the Kabaka’s Birthday Run begin?
25 km runners go away at 7 am, 10 km runners at 7.10 am and 5 km runners at 7.20 am.
Which trigger is supported by the Kabaka’s Birthday Run?
Yearly, the Kabaka fundraises for trigger. This 12 months contributions will go to battle Sickle Cell, a situation I’ve come to be taught slightly extra about not too long ago following the demise of Joel B. Ntwatwa AKA @Nevender, a superb author and poet and a number one member of Uganda’s running a blog neighborhood. We realized he had endured an unbelievable quantity of ache all through his lifetime. My pal, a medical physician, tells me sickle cell illness is without doubt one of the most painful circumstances to stay with. Learn a poem Joel wrote a couple of sickle cell disaster.
Proceeds from the 2017 Kabaka’s Birthday Run have been used to buy greater than 60,000 sickle cell testing kits. These have been handed over to the Uganda Nationwide Well being Laboratory Providers to allow free testing for over 120,000 folks.
“Consistent with the three-year theme introduced final 12 months, proceeds from this run can even be directed in the direction of combating the sickle cell illness in Uganda – to teach Ugandans about sickle cells, allow correct therapy of sufferers and fund analysis.”
Learn a 2017 weblog by Joel On Social Media, Sickle Cell and Operating in Buganda.
Uber Uganda would be the official transport to the Kabaka’s Run and have contributed 5 million Uganda shillings in the direction of this 12 months’s trigger, the battle in opposition to sickle cell anaemia.
The Katikkiro (or Prime Minister) of Buganda Kingdom, Peter Mayiga, is a runner too.
Suggestions for having fun with the Kabaka’s Birthday Run
Get there early as there can be massive crowds coming from all instructions. Sections of the Lubiri are open so that you can park your automotive, however be taught from my expertise and go away the automotive at dwelling. (You’ll have to attend an hour to get a parking spot. After the run, chances are you’ll discover your automotive blocked; you then’ll have to attend in line once more to exit onto the primary street once more).
Depart the automotive at dwelling. Take an Uber, ideally with associates. Be sure that your cellphone is charged so you’ll be able to name an Uber once you need to come dwelling too.
First-time riders can apply the promotional code KABAKAWANGE for a fare low cost of as much as 10okay UGX.
How you can add the promotional code:
Open the Uber app
Go to the Menu (three horizontal bars in prime left nook)
Add promo/present code KABAKAWANGE
Have you ever registered for the Kabaka’s Birthday Run?
You don’t should run, you’ll be able to even stroll the route when you soak up a little bit of historical past – and assist trigger within the course of.
Common weblog readers will know that “bampita Nagawa, ndi Muganda.” (My Ugandan identify is Nagawa and I’m from the identical tribe because the Kabaka). Right here’s a narrative about me and my totem, the Crimson-tailed Monkey.
Now get these trainers on!
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