MTN Uganda has today started physical registration for the MTN Kampala Marathon. For the last two weeks, people wishing to participate in the MTN Marathon have been registering through MTN Mobile Money. Today, MTN Uganda has opened up physical registration at several Stanbic Bank branches and MTN Service Centres in Kampala and Entebbe.
The locations for physical registration include MTN Headquarters at the former BAT building, Stanbic Garden City, William Street, MTN Service Centres along Kampala Road, Lugogo Mall, Clock Tower, Forest Mall, and Victoria Mall in Entebbe. Physical registration will cost Shs25,000 per kit and will be ongoing until 23rd October 2018.
Registration through MTN Mobile Money is also still ongoing. Customers who register with MTN Mobile Money can now also pick their kits from the designated areas in order for them to participate in the MTN Kampala Marathon.
“It’s that time of the year when the MTN Marathon comes alive in the hearts and minds of many Ugandans. It’s a special event for us because this is at the core of what we have done for the last twenty years – connecting people. Connecting people and worthy causes and also connecting people as a social, health and sports-centred activity,” said Valery Okecho the Manager Corporate Communications MTN Uganda.
Adding, “As you are aware, the MTN Marathon, in its 15th Edition this year, has gone regional by introducing the half marathons in Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu. While we have increased the runs, our core aim of helping the vulnerable and needy remains – our focus this year will be supporting maternal health causes. We urge all you to register, start training and attend the MTN Kampala run on Sunday 25th November 2018. Remember, you’re running for a good cause and we all as Ugandans need to take pride in that.”
The MTN Kampala Marathon takes place of 25th November 2018 with an expectation of at least 20,000 participants. Currently, the regional road races are still ongoing with the Gulu edition of the MTN Marathon concluded over the weekend. The next stop will be the MTN Mbarara Road Race that takes place this weekend at the Kakyeka Stadium.
In the 2018 edition, the cause for the marathon will be improving maternal health in the country. Maternal health continues to be an area that requires improvement in terms of access and facilities. This year, the MTN Marathon will focus on one cause, improving maternal health in Uganda. This is aimed at ensuring safe childbirth for expectant mothers regardless of their means or where they come from.
The MTN Kampala Marathon is a social responsibility initiative of the MTN Foundation in partnership with Huawei, New Vision, Stanbic and Rwenzori Mineral Water as well as logistics company Spedag Interfreight Uganda limited.