Leading Consumer Goods Company, Uniliver Uganda, has boosted the forthcoming Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon due September 2 in Kasese.
Uniliver wants to use the Marathon as a platform to help and improve livelihoods in Kasese region.
This will be achieved through handing over gift hampers with their products to 2000 runners.
They have also 200 purchased kits for the runners.
“We are aware this run is upcountry so we have packaged runners’ kits with our products like Pepsodent toothpaste, Vaseline and Omo to ensure their hygiene and personal care during the event,” said Uniliver Uganda’s Company’s Home Care Category & Channel Development Manager, Emmanuel Kabugo.
As a global brand, Unilever wants to take a front seat in fighting climate change by facilitating a clean environment for ages to come.
The Marathon returns for the second edition after it’s debut success last year.
The event will have runners competing in a 42km full marathon, a 21km half marathon and a 5km fun run.
The Marathon kit was launched on Wednesday at Uganda Breweries Limited in Luzira.
The kits are now available for pick up at Station Xpress, Shop GF26, Forest Mall Logogo Bypass, Kembabazi Catering Centre in Naguru and the Marathon Grounds in Kasese from 30th August to 2nd September.
Last year’s winners:
Women’s 42km Race
Winner Cheruta Isgah
1st Runner up Amuron Agnes
2nd Runner up Chelangat Priscilla
Women’s 21km Race
Winner Chesang Annet
1st Runner Nasasira Evas
2nd Runner Chelogont slyvia
Men’s 42km Race
Winner Andyema Allan
1st Runner Bahati Sadic
2nd Runner Omara Patrick
Men’s 21km Race
Winner Chebii Douglas
1st Runner Akankwasa Jonathan
2nd Runner Ramutwire Gilbert