One of Kampala’s favorite sports events of the year takes place again this March 25.
It will be the third running of the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Run, and in the brief history of the event, it has grown to become one of the more popular races in the region.
A lot of people like the challenging course, especially those who run the full marathon. They also like the support they receive from a bunch of onlookers, especially when the runners go through the neighborhood portion of the course. They like the numerous water stops along the way. They like the finisher’s medals.
And, without a doubt, they also like the post-race food and drinks.
State-run utility NSSF on Monday together with Kampala Capital City Authority and Kampala Hash House Harriers, have today launched the 2018 Edition aimed at raising shs400 Million for the renovation of selected public schools in Kampala.
The run will this year be starting at Pearl Africa Primary School, Nsambya. It will cover a distance of 21km, traversing the historical seven hills of Kampala – Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Lubiri and Nsambya.
“We are proud to have raised more than shs190m in the previous runs, supporting 4 schools,” NSSF MD Richard Byarugaba said at Mbuya Primary school. “I therefore call upon corporate companies doing business in Kampala to join this cause to improve the learning conditions of more children in public schools in Kampala.”
The Kampala Hash House Harriers Master, Steven Luswata said that this year’s run will be bigger and better compared to the previous ones.