Approximately two thousand runners participated in the inaugural Kabalega Independence Run organized in Hoima City, commemorating the centenary of Omukama (King) Cwa II Kabalega’s legacy. The 10 and 5-kilometer event also aimed to raise funds for kick-starting Kabalega Education Fund, an Initiative aimed at supporting the education of bright but underprivileged learner in Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom.
The event was held on the 07th of October, 2023 at Hoima Booma Grounds in Hoima City.
With the event to be subsequently held annually, this year’s run was organised under the theme: “Run to celebrate a hero’s legacy, run to educate a leader of tomorrow”.
The run was organised by Kabalega Foundation, in partnership with Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, along with a host of sponsors including; Airtel Money, Vision Group, NBS Sport, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Stanbic Bank, Equity Bank, Capital Radio, Adman Source, City Ambulance, among many others.
The event also involved a series of activities including Blood Donation conducted by Uganda Blood Transfusion Services, and Uganda Redcross Society.