It’s all systems go ahead of the Absa KH3-7 Hills Run due Sunday May 28, 2023.
The run, an initiative of the Kampala Hash House Harriers (KHHH), has been sponsored by Ansa Bank Uganda.
This year’s event marks the first of a 3-year partnership between Absa Bank Uganda and KHHH announced earlier this year, geared towards promoting physical wellness.
It has been confirmed that proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the girl-child education initiatives.
And now all is in place after the release of the official route map.
The 21km race will kick off at Kingdom Kampala, Nakasero through Nile Avenue to Kyadondo Road, onto Nakasero Hill Road and then down to Kyaggwe Road, Namirembe Road, Albert Cook Road to Rubaga Road.
The route announced will commence from Rubaga Road, where the runners will go through Lubiri Ring Road, Mengo Hill Road, Nsambya Road, Gaba Road, Kibuli Road to 8th Street Industrial Area, Access Road, Mukwano Road to Yusuf Lule Road and conclude at Kingdom Kampala on Nile Avenue. A 6km route conquering one hill is optional for those who are interested in a shorter route.
Helen Nangonzi, Marketing and Customer Experience Director, Absa Bank Uganda said: “Runners will receive ribbons upon completion of each of Kampala’s seven iconic hills, with the ribbon points established at Nakasero, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Mengo, Nsambya and Kibuli hills.”
“We will also have water points at these stations for the runners. We are grateful for the support of all our partners who have come on board to support this noble cause.”
To participate in the event, one can register either physically or digitally on a cost of Sh20,000.
Registration payments can be made at any Absa branch of convenience or by dialing 2335#.
Nangonzi added: “The activity will kick off at 6AM with a warm-up session and official flagging off. You can participate as an individual or as an organisation by registering staff teams to participate in various categories starting with 10 runners at UGX1 million.”