The youngest runner of the 2022 MUBS Annual Run Ismaeil Ssekajja gets his gold medal accompanied by the mother, Mariam Nakigudde

For the fourth time, the alumni of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) organized an annual run with the main purpose at hand to help disabled girls get the treasured university education.

The run had the 5 KM and 10 KM events with the theme-line “Enable women with disability get university education”.

As early as 5:30 AM, runners from all walks of life started to flock the re-greened MUBS playground in Nakawa, the point of start and finish.

The limbering sessions to prepare the bodies started by 6 AM and one hour later, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okell officially flagged off the runners in batches.

Minister Henry Okello Oryem (holding national flag) officially flagged off the 4th MUBS run (Credit: David Isabirye)

First off the ramp were the runners in the 10KM race led by 2012 Olympic Marathon gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich.

They were shortly followed by 5 KM runners, disabled runners and the young ones.

A wheel chaired gentleman crosses the finishing line with excitement (Credit: David Isabirye)

Other dignitaries that graced the run included Bright Kanyontore Rwamirama, the minister for animal industry in the Ugandan cabinet and member of the MUBS Convocation, Nakawa Member of Parliament Hon. Ronald Balimwezo Nsubuga, MUBS Principal Juma Waswa Balunywa among others.

The youngest runnerIsmaeil Ssekajja with the mother Mariam Nakigudde to the finish line (Credit: David Isabirye)

Winners:

Ismaeil Ssekajja was the youngest runner at one year and six months.

Ssekajja picked his gold medal accompanied by the mother Mariam Nakigudde.

Edmond Jamunu won the men 5KM race ahead of Raymond Omara and Patrick Labeja.

The female 5KM run was toppled by Agnes Apio, ahead of Mugooha Tayebwa and Sandra Nakiyingi.

Agnes Apio won the female 5KM race (Credit: David Isabirye)

10 KM:

Brian Ategera took the gold medals for the 10 KM men. Ategera was better than Gonzaga Ssebuma and Edian Nuwagaba.

The women 10 KM run was won by Jennifer Nyakato.

Adrian Karure and Vivian Najjengo finished as first and second runners-up respectively.

The different outstanding performers recieved medals, certificates and trophies.

A male and female runner during the 2020 MUBS Annual Run (Credit: David Isabirye)
Trophies that were given out to the outstanding performers (Credit: David isabirye)

Proceeds realized from this run will be channeled towards the facilitation of tuition fees for female disabled students.

The main sponsors and partners for this run included Shire Petroleum, Katumwa Sports Center, Pepsi, Subterra, Gateway Bus, Naya Stores.

The there also similar runs at the MUBS auxillary campuses in Jinja and Mbale cities.

Female runner with the final kick (Credit: David Isabirye)
Raymond Omara was second in the 5 KM run (Credit: David Isabirye)

Different Winners:

Youngest Runner:

  • Ismaeil Ssekajja

5 KM (Men):

  • Winner: Edmond Jamunu
  • 1st Runners up: Raymond Omara
  • 2nd Runners up: Patrick Labeja

5 KM (Women):

  • Winner: Agnes Apio
  • 1st Runners up: Mugooha Tayebwa
  • 2nd Runners up: Sandra Nakiyingi

10 KM (Men):

  • Winner: Brian Ategera
  • 1st Runners up: Gonzaga Ssebuma
  • 2nd Runners up: Edian Nuwagaba

10 KM (Women):

  • Winner: Jennifer Nyakato
  • 1st Runners up: Adrian Karure
  • 2nd Runners up: Vivian Najjengo

I am happy to have seen many people turn up to run in the annual MUBS Alumni Run for the 4th edition. The cause to help disabled girls acquire university education is very partinent.

A female runner in action during the 2022 MUBS Alumni Run (Credit: David Isabirye)

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

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