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  • Posted August 13, 2018

THE ROTARY CANCER RUN 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: