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12 April 2021 | Athletics

MTN Uganda together with it's partners Huawei, Stanbic Bank, New Vision, Rwenzori and Spedag Interfreight have announced the 2021 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon.

The MTN Kampala Marathon, now in it's 16th year has been a mainstay on the Ugandan sports calendar giving participants "A GOOD REASON TO RUN" because apart from running for health and fitness, they get to contribute towards a community benefiting project. The proceeds from this year's marathon will go towards improving maternal health services across the country.

The wheelchair race that's previously happened a week before will now happen on the same day as the main race to foster inclusiveness for all.

Two years ago, we introduced the regional races as a way of expanding the running experience to the regions along with the positive impact it has in the hosting community. Last year, we had races in Mbale, Gulu and Mbarara. These races were very successful and this year we will be taking the regional races to Soroti, Arua and Makasa on Sunday 3rd, 10th and 16th November respectively leading up to the main event in Kampala on Sunday 24th November 2021. All regional runs will be 10km road races and the proceeds will be utilized to improve maternal health services n the same communities.

80% of the maternal and newborn deaths are preventable with the implementation of evidence based high impact interventions like those that the proceeds from the MTN marathon 2019 will be dedicated to implementing.
That's a good reason to run.
As MTN continues to do good through connecting people, businesses, nations and communities, we believe that the MTN marathon too is playing its role in connecting and uniting Ugandans to causes that have made a difference in the lives of thousands (if not millions).

Get Started

The 2021 edition of the MTN Marathon will be held on Sunday 24th November starting at the Kololo independence grounds with runners participating in either of 4 categories including; the full marathon (24Km), half marathon (21Km), 10Km race, and 5Km wheelchair race/fun run.
Dial *165*77# to register for your kit today. You will be charged 23,000 Shs.

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Race Race Date Venue
(for flag off)
Registration Fee Registration and Kit collection dates
MTN Momo Cash Starts Ends
Soroti Marathon (10 Km) Sun 3rd Nov 21 Soroti Independence Grounds 8,000 10,000 16th Oct 21 1st Nov 21
Arua Marathon (10 Km) Sun 10th Nov 21 Gold course grounds 8,000 10,000 21st Oct 21 8th Nov 21
Masaka Marathon (10 Km) Sun 17th Nov 21 Masaka Recreational Grounds 8,000 10,000 28th Oct 21 15th Oct 21
MTN Kampala Marathon (43 Km, 21 Km, 10Km, 5Km wheelchair fun run) Sun 24th Nov 21 Kololo Independence Grounds (Airstrip) 23,000 25,000 12th Nov 21 22nd Nov 21


New this year is the Shs 25 million kitty that we have put up for anyone that beats the 42 Km record set last year by Joshua Chemutai (men) of 2:18:27 and Lydia Nasimiyu Wafula (women) of 2:44:59.
This kitty will be shared equally by the two if we get a winner from both sides.

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