Come on out for Fuel Uganda's annual 5K and 1 mile Fun Walk; "Kickin It For Karamoja" on September 27, 2014. 100% of all money raised at this event will go towards drilling water wells in Karamoja, Uganda. This is a trail run. Pets are not allowed and strollers are not permitted in the 5k event, however strollers are welcome in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.
Karamoja is an extremely hot and dry region located in Northeastern Uganda. The inhabitants of Karamoja are called the Karamojong. For much of the Karamojongs existence they have lived as fierce warrior nomads constantly at war with each other and their neighbors. The Karamojong have long been known for attacking nearby villages and raiding their cattle . Until recently, Karamoja was considered to be too dangerous for travel, but over the past decade the Karamojong have proven their desire for peace by congregating into local “peace villages”. Many Karamojong have decided to follow Christ since moving to these new “peace villages” and have began to establish thriving churches in their communities.
There is no infrastructure in Karamoja and water is extremely scarce, so our goal at Fuel Uganda is to partner with these newly planted churches and begin the process of helping the Karamojong transform their communities. Since so much of their average day consists of searching for (and transporting) water, we’ve decided to start our work by drilling several key wells that will free up the villagers to pursue other work.
Your additional fundraising efforts to support this initiative are welcome and appreciated! Donations are also accepted, and 100% of all funds raised and collected will go directly to our efforts with the Karamojong.
This event will be a family fun day event; we look forward to seeing you at Kickin' it for Karamoja!
Please note: This is a trail run. Pets are not allowed at the race. Strollers are not permitted in the 5k event, however they are welcome in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.
The event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds; rather your entry fee will be used as a donation to support Kickin' it for Karamoja.
T-Shirts: Due to preordering requirements, t-shirts are only guaranteed to be available onsite for participants registered by Wednesday, September 13, 2014. If we run out of t-shirts we will ensure all participants receive a t-shirt after the race, with pickup locations & dates to be announced via email.
Event details and schedule
The course will open @ 8am, 5k Race start time is 9:00am and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk start time is 9:30am.
Prizes: Kickin' It For Karamoja 5K prizes will be genuine articles from Karamoja! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in various categories.