14 November 2012

Uganda: 'Too Early to Predict' MTN Marathon Numbers

Registration for the MTN marathon has started in earnest.

By the second day of the exercise, several were reporting at the MTN Arena at Lugogo to not only pay the entry fee, but also get their kits.

"It is too early to predict on the numbers. All I can say is that many people have so far reported," said one of the officials conducting the registration.

The registration, which is at sh15,000 or sh14,000 via mobile money, is again being handled by Silk Events. Corporate teams pay sh1m. The exercise runs from morning up to 5pm. It closes on November 21.

MTN has this year added Uganda' top media house Vision Group through its flagship brand, New Vision, to its partners.

This year the marathon's proceeds will go towards provision of clean water to the people of Bududa in Mount Elgon.

Huawei Technologies, a top information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, kick-started the fundraising campaign with a sh168m cheque.

Implementation of this project will be in partnership with Red Cross through which MTN has previously channeled such funds for projects in northern and eastern Uganda.

MTN Uganda will commission the Amuria Water Project on Thursday in Amuria District.

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