Cancer has affected 80 percent of women in this country and now the Uganda Athletics Federation together with the Uganda Indian Women Association has joined hands to fight this sickness by launching the third edition of the Indian Women Road race that will be held on October 12 at Kati, Kati restaurant in Kampala.
The road race is dubbed “Race for Life” is an initiative of the Uganda Indian Women Association three years ago goes a long way in raising funds to support the Uganda Cancer Institute.
“We started this race three year’s ago and we want to find a way of helping treat ladies in this country get treatment from Cancer,” Gurmeet Kaur, the chairperson of the Uganda Indian Women Association said. “The proceeds to this run will be given to the Uganda Cancer ward in Nsambya hospital.”
Last year’s race attracted over 1,300 participants from all walks of life including Ugandan elite, fun runners and the disabled. The race will have a 10 kilometer race for the adults, 5 kilometer for children and disabled athletes.
“We are happy to be part of this noble cause of providing support for ladies who are suffering from Cancer,” Namayo Mawerere, the UAF publicity secretary said at the launch. “We expected a good field of athletes and also elite ones that will be taking part in this race.”
Nathan Ayeko, from Alpha Club won the 2013 edition’s 10 kilometer men’s road race followed by Peter Kibet and Moses Kurong while the women title was taken by Stella Chesang followed by Nancy Cheptegei and Rebecca Cheptegei.
Indian Women Road Race
10kms Adults (Both men and women):
1st prize – 2,500,000
2nd prize – 1,500,000
3rd prize – 750,000
5kms Children (Both men and women)
1st Prize – 600,000
2nd Prize – 300,000
3rd Prize – 150,000
5kms Wheelchair event (Both men and women)
“Same as 5kms Children”