Join Aidlink for the Ugandan Marathon over the June Bank Holiday weekend in 2019. The Marathon takes place in Masaka, Uganda, the home of Aidlink Partner Caritas Maddo.
In 2019, Aidlink will join forces with Uganda Marathon as an official charity partner. You can be a part of this special event and participate in the Uganda Marathon (which includes a full marathon, half marathon and a 10km option!), raising vital funds for Aidlink programmes in Uganda and Kenya.
Aidlink has worked in Masaka for almost 15 years. In addition to running (or walking the marathon), Aidlink will be proud to introduce you to our partners in Masaka and some of the communities that have benefited from Aidlink support in recent years. We would love for you to join us!
Read more about Uganda Marathon on their website: https://ugandamarathon.com
The race will take place in Masaka, in Southern Uganda, through a picturesque course across the Ugandan countryside with beautiful views of Lake Victoria. This is Uganda’s largest marathon, and you will be joined by 3,000 people from around the world. There will be water stations and medical support throughout the route to keep you hydrated. This is a unique opportunity to explore the Ugandan countryside and all for an important cause.
Aidlink is providing two tailored packages to participate in this year’s Uganda Marathon, allowing participants to join us in Uganda for either one week or four days. Travel itineraries for both package options are below.
Accommodation will be in the Masaka Social Centre which has hosts Aidlink immersion students. The food will be catered by the Masaka Social Centre staff and will be tailored to Irish taste (they have also fed our past immersion students), with an occasional taste of local cuisine. If you wish to extend your trip to see more of Uganda before or after your time with Aidlink, we can organise alternative pick-up points and offer advice for your travels.
Fundraising Target: €1,600 per person.
In-Country Costs: approx. €600 per person (includes race entry)
Funds Raised for Programmes: €1,000 per person
Aidlink is asking all participants to raise funds that will go towards life changing and enhancing programmes targeting children across Uganda and Kenya. You will have the opportunity to visit some of these programmes during your time in Masaka, experiencing first-hand the impact that your money will have. On registration, Aidlink will be happy to support your fundraising plans.
What is not included?
- Flights (available for approximately €500 from Dublin if booked in advance- we will supply a list of suitable airlines and routes.)
- Uganda Visa – on arrival free for Irish passport holders
- Incidentals (Alcoholic and soft drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
A deposit of €100 is required to secure your registration. The deposit is counted towards the ultimate fundraising goal. For more information and to sign up please contact Anne, Tom or Aisling at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01-4736488.
Information Pack Coming Soon
The VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon will take place on Sunday the 2nd of June ,2019 and we need you!
Join Team Aidlink this year at the Mini-Marathon over the June Bank Holiday weekend to raise vital funds for Aidlink’s life-changing and enhancing programmes. Every year, dozens of our supporters walk, jog and run the streets of Dublin to raise funds for Aidlink’s work. This support enables us to reach the most isolated and vulnerable individuals and communities in Africa.
Team Aidlink will be present at marathons in Dublin and Masaka, Uganda for a June Bank Holiday fundraising weekend and we would love for you to be a part of this special event.
For more information and to sign up contact Anne, Tom or Aisling on 01-473 6488 or email email@example.com.
Fundraising Target: €200 per person.
Aidlink is asking all participants to raise funds that will go towards our programmes targeting children across Uganda and Kenya. On registration, Aidlink will be happy to support your fundraising plans.
We rely on the kindness and generosity of our supporters in order to carry out our work. We are so grateful to all of the amazing volunteers who fundraise for Aidlink. If you want to host a fundraiser such as a coffee morning, a bag-pack or a table quiz in your community, just get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 43 6488