Uganda Marathon | ActionAid UK

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Uganda Marathon

Take part in the Uganda marathon - a race with a difference.

Your week of adventure, culture and volunteering

Uganda Marathon school visit

A unique experience

This isn’t your average challenge! You'll also be taking part in inspirational local events, school sports days and volunteering at nearby projects. 

Uganda Marathon race

An incredible race

The finale of the week - with a route that runs mainly off-road, on hard baked, red dirt road. Choose to run a distance that suits you.

Uganda Marathon Runners

Making friends

Whether you sign up on your own or with a friend, you'll meet lots of amazing people from the community and runners from all around the world! 

Uganda Marathon projects

Visiting other ActionAid projects

Extend your trip after the race and we can arrange for you to visit nearby ActionAid projects to get a broader insight into our work in Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking with the Uganda Marathon

Exploring the country

Stay a little longer in this beautiful country and take on a safari, see the last mountain gorillas left in the wild, or visit the source of the Nile. 

Local Culture Uganda marathon

Soaking up the local culture

Immerse yourself in Ugandan life before the race! Take part in cultural activities each day - sing, dance, create art and explore the town of Masaka.

  • ActionAid began work in Uganda in 1982. We work in 50 districts across the country, supporting communities in the poorest and most remote areas.
  • In recent years, Uganda has transformed itself from a country with a troubled past to one of relative stability.
  • The Uganda Marathon will take place in Masaka, about 2 hours drive southwest of the capital of Kampala.

The weather and running conditions

The weather has never been an issue for competitors. The race takes place at the end of the rainy season, which brings cooler temperatures of an average 25 celsius. Plenty of water stations and suncream dot the course.


Contact us

If you have any questions or need support with your fundraising, please get in touch. Email or call 01460 238 000.


Page updated 14 July 2020