Counting down 14 days to the first ever Tusker Lite Rwenzori Mountain Marathon, Jumia -an online retailer- has commenced the signup of participants with a launch of the runners’ kit on their application.
The marathon will pace off on the 3rd of September in Kasese at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. It will involve a 42km full marathon, a 21km half marathon, and a 5km fun run.
Participants can now pay for their Kits at ush50,000 online via Jumia, the event’s payment, and logistics partner.
In Kampala, runners can buy the kits from the Jumia Food Mart available on Jumia Food.
Kits are available on pre-order and will be picked up at the Jumia Pick-Up Station in Kasese.
“All an interested participant has to do is download the Jumia and or Jumia Food Apps, create an account and search for Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon Kit and select the preferred distance for the marathon,” Shakib Nsubuga, Jumia’s Head of Expansion explains.
The marathon kit comes with a vest, a running bib with a race chip, a water bottle, and a waist bag. The link to purchase the tickets can be accessed at bit.ly/3zMmD1O.
Cash prizes are to be won as well in the 42km and 21km categories courtesy of Standard Chartered Bank. Shs5m, 4m, 3m, 2m and Shs1m await to top five winners in the 42km full marathon for both men and women. The top three male and female athletes in the 21km half marathon will bag Shs3m, 2m and 1m respectively.
Other than just the marathon, Tusker Lite has also organized a big concert after the run, which is more reason for people to get out of town on top of other fun activities like hikes, bird watching and boat rides on Kazinga Channel.
More information is available online on the official marathon website at www.mtrwenzorimarathon.com