The 2013 edition of the Kids of Africa ‘Run for Fun’ race scheduled for October 6 has so far attracted a soaring number of athletes.
About six hundred athletes are expected to take part in the third edition of race with the marathon chief organizer Jason Edwards confirming to Red Pepper that more than a third of the anticipated number has already registered for the charity race that is meant to raise funds for disadvantaged Ugandan children.
“Registration is still going on and the numbers are so healthy. Fun for as many kids as possible is our team,” Edwards who doubles as the race’s director said on Thursday.
“In this year’s edition, will have athletes competing in 5, 10 kilometers and a half marathon (21kilometers),” he added.
“The race will be held in Bwerenga just 4 kilometers off Entebbe road, athletes will go around the area with great view of Lake Victoria in 5km, 10km and 21km categories.”
“We are very excited to introduce this year a half marathon and feel it is a great opportunity for runners to use it for training for the Kampala Marathon to held in November.”
Registration of runners is set in mid-August at Kampala (Game supermarket), Grand Imperial Hotel and hopefully in Entebbe at Golf club for the race that is expected to be flagged off at Kawuku-Bwerenga off Kampala Entebbe highway.
ROKO Construction, GAME and International Medical Group (IMG) are the main sponsors of the marathon whose winners will claim prize money ranging from Ush 150,000 down and vouchers to be spent at GAME supermarket.