The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) a body responsible for managing and protecting the natural protected areas of Uganda which include the national park, forest reserves and sanctuary has organized a marathon.
The marathon is to taking place on the 23rd of February 2019 which will start at 7:00am from Uganda museum located at Kira road Kitante area and run through designated routes in Kampala. Different people and organizations are open to participate in the marathon.
The marathon is under the theme of raising fund to support orphans of the fallen game rangers. For many years, many rangers have been losing their lives and have left their families in a limbo since most of the times they are the main bread winners at home. The families of the deceased are always left derived of the fundamental needs like education. The Uganda wildlife authority left the concern of helping the orphans at least to get funds for their education by organizing a marathon. The funds collected from the registration fees to participate in the marathon will go straight to the orphan children to go to school.
Many people in the Uganda tourism fraternity have geared up their training for the marathon. They have been making warm ups every evening into order to be in shape for the grand event.