The 2016 Airtel Kabaka Birthday run grossed over Ug.Shs300 Million.

This is according to the report released by the race organizers and the Buganda Kingdom sports department.

A release to the media indicated;

In 2016, the Kabaka Birthday run collected Ug.Shs 316,000,000. There was an increment from the amount collected in 2015 (Ug.Shs 212,000,000) and 169,000,000 during the first edition held in 2014.

This year a record 15,290 participants took part in the run meant to run funds for women suffering from the fistual disorder.

In 2015, 2830 participants took part in the event that has been since inception being flagged off by the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Muteb II.

Like in the previous editions, this year’s chief runner, Prince David Wassajja, 49, took part in the 21 KM race.

Multitudes of people including the young and the old in all sizes graced the run that had a few elite athletes taking part.

Others in the race were several Kingdom ministers, Vision group CEO, Robert Kabushenga, Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Music stars Big Eye and Bobi Wine, Kickboxer Ronald Mugula, the entire Express F.C playing staff and their CEO, Ram Hajji alongside many other people.

Winners:

John Bogere clocked 30 minutes and seven seconds to win the 5KM men event. John Kateregga 36:41 won the 10KM whilst Sadiq Bahati was the best in the 21KM men version.

Meanwhile, Koli Evaline Ocen was the best in the women 10 KM race with Stellah Akullo Wonruku taking the runners’ gong.

WINNERS – 5KM (Men):

1-   John Bogere (00:30:07)

2-   Moses Mukimbiri

3-   Brian Kigongo

4-   Robert Mutebi

5-   John Oketcho

WINNERS – 10 KM (Men):

1- John Kateregga (00:36:41)

2- Grace Mutaka (00:38:06)

3-  Richard Amanda

4 – Jackson Kazibwe

WINNERS – 10 KM (Women):

1-   Koli Evaline Ocen

2-   Stellah Akullo Wonruku

3-    Joyce Ajok

WINNERS – 21 KM (Men):
1 – Sadiq Bahati

2 – Robert Lubega

3 – Gonzaga Ssebuma

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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