- By Admin
- Posted August 13, 2018
The 7th edition of the Centenary Bank-Rotary Cancer Run on August 26 will be run in 37 major towns across Uganda, with over 30,000 participants taking part.
The number of towns participating in the run has increased form 34 last year to 37. The official run route for the Kampala leg was unveiled yesterday during a press conference by Rotary Cancer Run Chairman Stephen Mwanje at Roots Restaurant Nakasero.
The run is sponsored by the Parliament of Uganda and Centenary Bank among others. The Bank which has been a long-term partner over the past 7 years, has this year contributed Sh155m. Pepsi has also joined the sponsors this year through their Nivana Mineral Water brand for the Kololo event as they will provide all the water needed for runners to rehydrate their bodies.
This year’s Rotary Cancer Run is targeting to procure four ultra modern radiotherapy machines worth eighteen billion shillings(shs18bn) including two linear accelerators and two bunkers.
The 7th edition of the charity run is scheduled for the 26th/August/2018 and targeting over thirty thousand participates from different parts of country. This year’s route map was officially launched on Thursday at the Roots restaurant in Kampala.
According to the organizers, the 21 Kms route runners will start at the Upper Terrace Road while the 5km and 10km will start at Kololo ceremonial grounds.
And unlike the previous years, this year’s run is the biggest event on the runner’s calendar and to attract participates from over 34 to 37 towns.
Proceeds from the previous runs have been used to build a 36 bed-ward at Nsambya hospital and host a number of health camps.
This year’s run is being sponsored by the Parliament of Uganda and Centenary Bank which has injected over one hundred and fifty million shillings (shs155m).
The organizing chairman, Stephen Mwanje added that registration is going-on country wide at different registration points including
Capital shoppers outlets, Centenary bank branches, Game store Lugogo, Airtel shops and others. Kits to be sold at twenty five thousand shillings (shs 25,000/=) at different outlets. Find more details on: