MTN Chief Executive Officer Mazen Mroué announced this year’s marathon theme as ‘Run with your heart’ at a Press Conference at the Serena Kampala Hotel Monday morning. He challenged Ugandans and people across the region to turn up in large numbers to participate in “Uganda’s biggest annual sporting event”.
The ninth edition of the annual MTN Kampala Marathon is slated for Sunday November 25, setting off from Kololo Airstrip with the routes going through different parts of the city.
This year all proceeds from the MTN Marathon will go towards the provision of water for the people of Bududa. This will be achieved through a partnership with Red Cross that will be tasked with ensuring that these proceeds reach the most deserving.
The Uganda Red Cross Secretary General, Mr. Michael Richard Nataka expressed gratitude to MTN for having chosen to work with the Red Cross over the years and for once again to help save lives over the last 8 years.
He also pledged the Uganda Red Cross would still be on hand in the Kampala Marathon 2012 to provide emergency services to all participants.
“We are partners with MTN in the Kampala Marathon and we will be on the routes providing emergency services for participants who require help,” said Mr. Nataka.