The ‘Tusker Lite Kampala Night Run’ second edition has been confirmed for June 2, 2019.
The run made its entry onto Uganda’s social scene in a big way with a successful debut last year.
The return of the one-of-its-kind fun run was officially announced Thursday 2 by event organisers, Brand 7D, at a press conference held at Route 256 bar and Restaurant.
It will be offering much more too, including a longer route and more fun activities and star artiste performances lined up for the 2019 edition.
Brand 7D CEO, Ronald Kivumbi confirmed that the Tusker Lite Kampala Night Run will be three kilometers this time round, up from the two kilometers participants had to deal with last year.
The flag-off is planned for 7pm, and the start and end points have been retained at Torino Bar and Restaurant as was the case in 2018.
Also returning this year are the glow accessories which captured the imagination at the inaugural event, with a well-lit route completing the ‘Lite the Way’ theme of main sponsors Tusker Lite.
“The Tusker Lite Kampala Night Run is going to be bigger and better because we have a longer route, the glows are fancier, the artists and DJS are on top of their game and security reinforcements are definitely guaranteed for all participants,” said Ronald Kivumbi, CEO Brand 7D.
It is said that there will be a party after the run at Torino Bar, where runners will be treated to lots of foods and drinks all night long.
Speaking at the event,the UBL Brand Manager for Premium Beers said that Tusker Lite is delighted for the return of the Kampala night run and looks forward to bringing friends together to have fun.
“We are really excited about the return of the Tusker Lite Kampala Night Run. It was huge last year and we are looking forward to bringing friends together yet again to break a sweat while having fun at the same time,” said Cathy Twesigye, UBL Brand Manager, Premium Beers.
Some of the prizes lined up for different categories include those for the shortest time to reach the finish line, first runner-up, second runner-up, the most creative runner, most stylish runner, most “lit” runner and the best squad.
There will also be top class entertainment with performances from artistes Irene Ntale, Winnie Nwagi, Hit Nature, Pallaso, Grenade and surprise disc spinners in Kampala.