Uganda Runners Experience Relay: Running from Kapchorwa to Kampala for a noble cause!

The Relay program

The relay will take place from 14th to 16th November and is organized by From Coach to Coach, in conjunction with VisionGroup and MTN. As a build-up towards the MTN Marathon (20 November, 20.000 participants), it will take a group of 20 talented and elite runners in three days from Kapchorwa – via Mbale and Jinja – to Kampala. A distance of 300 km.! World-class athletes like Stephen Kiprotich, Solomon Mutai and Joshua Cheptegei will join the start at 14th of November at Boma Grounds in Kapchorwa Town. The event will get full media coverage on TV, radio and newspaper.

In this video Joshua Cheptegei explains why he fully supports the Relay.

Boost grassroots talent development to create future champions

Are you also puzzled by Uganda’s lack of medals at the Olympics? It isn’t because there isn’t enough talent. Uganda has plenty of it. It’s because talent isn’t sufficiently nurtured and encouraged at a grassroots level. The Uganda Runners Experience Relay aims to do something about this. We’re putting grassroots talent development through sports on the (inter-)national agenda. By running all the way from Kapchorwa to Kampala we show everything is possible in Ugandan sports, as long as we run together to make Uganda proud!

Proceeds go to From Coach to Coach – Home of Talents 

Are you interested in sponsoring this event?  Download the proposal or contact FCTC-director Daan Oxener: / +256(0)780548202.

We are looking for sponsors for this event. Proceeds go to the FCTC-Home of Talents activities. From Coach to Coach supports Community coaches and youth in Kapchorwa/Sebei region to fully realize their talents and to acquire the skills necessary to build sustainable livelihoods. Our Community sports projects integrate talent development with character building and entrepreneurial skill development. One of our projects is Home of Talents Kapenguria. In Home of Talents over 150 youth between 6 and 20 years get continuous training in the sports of their interest, e.g. soccer, running, track & field, netball and woodball. Running champions and role models like Stephen Kiprotich and Joshua Cheptegei provide inspiration and support to the youth and coaches.


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