Young runners at the 2018 Kabaka Birthday Run. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

4th Home Run Obstacle Race

Saturday, 26th May 2018

  • Start & Finish: Refuge and Hope International Office, Mitala Road (Kansanga)
  • Entry Fees: 15,000/= (Children and Students) & 20,000/= (Adults)

*Theme: To empower refugee women

[/media-credit] Some young runners during a race. The 2018 Home run obstacle race run will attract the young and aged Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Preparations for a successful 2018 Home run obstacle run are on-going, and in high gear.

This year’s run, for starters will take place on Saturday, 26th May 2018 starting at the Refuge and Hope International head office found on Mitala road in Kansanga, Kampala.

According to the organizers, Refuge and Hope International , a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the main intention of the race is to raise funds that will help improve the status of refugee women in Uganda.

Samuel Kalama, the marketing and communications manager of Refugee and Hope international, the race targets about three hundred runners;

The homerun Obstacle Race 2018 is a Refuge and Hope International activity geared to create awareness about the plight of refugee women and raise funds to empower them. The run will be held on the 26th of May 2018, 7AM and we expect about 300 runners.

The Homerun Obstacle Race is an annual event that was started in 2015.

Registration is on-going with children under 12 years and students for 15,000/= whilst the adults will part with 20,000/=.

Inquiries can be made on 0700400283 and 0781699872.

The registration is in teams of four and six people.

[/media-credit] Some of the female refugees Credit: Courtesy

About Refugee and Hope International:

Refugee and Hope is a non-profit making organization founded in 2003, in the United States of America.

In 2009, the founders and directors moved to Uganda and established a field office in Kampala.

The following year witnessed the organization registered as an NGO.

It was born out of a desire to serve and assist people affected by war and conflict. The mission is to empower refugees and displaced people by providing educational, professional, personal and spiritual development opportunities designed to help them recover from the effects of war, realize self-sufficiency and become catalysts for change and leaders in their communities.

Primarily, Refugee and Hope International was started to help former child combatants receive education.

At the moment, the center of Hope offers different courses and empowers over 1000 students per year both refugees and non-refugees.

2018 Home run obstacle race poster

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

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