MTN Uganda has launched the 13th edition of the annual Kampala Marathon. This year’s marathon aims to raise funds for the implementation of improved sanitation facilities for pupils through the construction of environmentally friendly smart bio-toilet facilities.
In partnership with the KCCA, a number of selected public primary schools in the outskirts of Kampala have already been identified to benefit from the fund.
The 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon November 20 will follow the theme “Run for Kampala”, an extension of the campaign initiated last year and is expected to attract 20,000 participants.
Apart from improved sanitation,the proceeds from the Marathon will also construct friendly bio gas units that will be used in preparing meals for pupils and a rain water harvesting facilities that will improve access to clean water.
Registration for the marathon is 25,000 shillings.
The marathon kit among others includes a bib encased with a timing chip that will register each runner’s time.