In the heart of Jinja, where the Nile River flows gracefully and the spirit of unity thrives, an event is set to take place that not only celebrates physical endurance but also champions a noble cause. The Jinja North Marathon 2023 is not just about racing to the finish line; it’s about running for change, for education, and for the future of young girls.
The Jinja North Marathon 2023 is more than just a race; it’s a movement aimed at ensuring that every girl in the region has access to education. With a focus on providing basic health necessities like sanitary towels, the marathon aims to keep the girl-child in school. The organizers firmly believe that education is a fundamental right that should be within reach of every child.
Behind the scenes of this grand event is a team of dedicated individuals who are determined to make a difference. They see themselves as a civic force for good, working tirelessly to address societal challenges that affect their community. One of their key missions is the reintegration of teenage mothers into the education system. They also provide training in technical skills and promote Menstrual Hygiene Management to reduce school absenteeism and dropout rates among girls.
This year, the Jinja North Marathon is honored to have the esteemed Honorable Minister for Presidency, Hon. Milly Babalanda, as its Chief Runner. Her participation symbolizes a commitment to the cause and highlights the importance of the marathon’s mission.
None of this would be possible without the generous support of sponsors who believe in the power of education and community. The Jinja Marathon 2023 is proudly sponsored by Busoga Today, Budondo Charity Foundation, Jinja Terrazzo and Paver Giants, NBS FM, Smart FM, Baba Media Group, Busoga Health Forum, The Rolex Joint, Busoga Trust and Mothers to Mothers.
Mark your calendars for the 1st of October 2023, a Sunday that promises not just a marathon but a chance to be part of something meaningful. The marathon will kick off at Buwagi Primary School in Budondo. To participate or show your support, purchase your tickets by calling 0759511501 or 0706548869. You can also visit The Rolex Joint in Jinja Town on Gabula Road.