MTN Uganda together with its partners Huawei, Stanbic bank, New Vision, Rwenzori, NBS TV and KCCA – the host city, recently announced the 2022 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon, which shall take place on Sunday 20th November 2022 under the theme; “Run for Babies”.
Coming in after a two-year break due to the Covid pandemic, this year’s Marathon promises to be bigger and better with a fun-packed after-party featuring a lineup of artists performing live, as well as a children’s park.
The 2022 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon will be held on Sunday 20th November starting at the Kololo independence grounds with runners participating in any of 4 categories including; the full marathon (42Km), half marathon (21Km), 10Km race and 5Km fun run. The wheelchair race (10Km) shall be held on Sunday 13th November 2022.
Register for the 2022 Kampala Marathon via the MTN MoMo app or by dialing *165*77# and paying for your kit at a discounted price via MTN MoMo or simply walk into one of the service centers to register. Corporate companies can also register their teams to compete in the marathon for a cash prize of Ugx.5million that they will donate to a charity of their choice.
The MTN Kampala Marathon has been a mainstay on the Ugandan sports calendar and a major springboard for East Africa’s elite athletes such as Victor Kiplangat among others (see video). Kiplangat, alongside Peruth Chemutai, invite the public to run in the 2022 MTN Kampala Marathon to save more babies from preventable deaths.
Proceeds from this year’s Marathon shall be used to upgrade maternal and newborn services in four selected health facilities across the country in a bid to combat the high neonatal mortality rate in the country. The beneficiary health facilities include Kisenyi and Kawaala health facilities in the suburbs of Kampala plus those in Kachumbala (Teso sub-region) and Kabong (Karamoja sub-region).
In addition to being the most professional Marathon in the region, the MTN Kampala Marathon has earned its place as the biggest charity-inspired marathon, giving participants a good reason to run, not only for their own health and fitness but to also contribute to projects that have supported communities over the years.