When it comes to hyping their first ever marathon, one of the local telecommunications giant Africell did a good job and no wonder hundreds of people took part in the ‘Africell Uganda Marathon’ which took place at Liberation Grounds in Masaka town last Saturday the 1st of June
Themed ‘Run For Education’, the marathon’s chief runner was Prince Wasajja. As early as 5:30 AM the runners in different races of their choice were already set and they first warmed up with some music playing in the background by Dj Shiru the Spin Doctor
There were 3 races that is 42, 21 and 10 Kilometers. 42 and 21 kilometre runners were flagged off at exactly 6 AM and those of 10 at 8: 25 AM. There was a special race for people with disabilities which came last after the other three were done.
It was not about running and awarding the winners, there were other fun things that took place like dance challenges from children who were randomly picked in the crowd without forgetting the musical performances and live Dj mixes from the headlined acts
As promised, all the entertainers namely Dj Shiru, Kent and Flosso duo, Spice Diana and John Blaq didn’t miss. They excited the fans with energetic performances singing their hit songs which was one of the most exciting moments at the marathon
According to our reliable sources, the marathon was massively attended and the locals highly participated basing on the fact that they had never had an experience of a marathon of such magnitude in recently memory
Here are the photos