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Race Info

Important Information for ALL Race Participants

  1. All participants must collect their race entry pack before race day.
  2. For self-collection, please bring along:
    • Registration confirmation slip (check your registration and retrieve your registration confirmation email here
    • Passport/ID (for runners in all adult race categories)
    • Birth Certificate (for Kids Dash participants only)
  3. Participants who are unable to collect their Race Entry Packs during collection dates may authorize representatives to collect them on their behalf. All authorized representatives are required to produce the following documentation upon collection:
    • Letter of authorization filled up
    • Registration confirmation slip
    • Passport/ID
    • A photocopy of the runner’s Passport/ ID (for runners in all adult race categories)
    • A photocopy of Birth Certificate (for Kids Dash participants only)
  4. A maximum number of 2 Race Packs can be collected per collection.
  5. Parking lots are available at the run venue. However, there will be no specific parking lots designated for anyone. Runners and representatives are strongly encouraged to arrive early so as to access suitable parking spots.
  6. For those planning to run their first marathon, it is crucial to train beforehand, keep your focus on race day and condition the body post-race. A novice can build up stamina and speed to run his first marathon by following a six-month training programme. The 35-year-old, considered to be something of a marathon veteran, has been running an average of two to three marathons every year for about eight years now. Yet, he still adheres strictly to a “timetable” before each and every race, and a “lesson plan” that guides his daily activities.

Important Event Information by Country

  1. Burundi- Bujumbura Peace Run

  2. Kenya-  Mombasa Run

  3. Uganda- Kampala Run

  4. Tanzania- The Arusha Run

  5. Rwanda- The Kigala Run

  6. South Sudan- The Juba Run

General Information on your marathon training plan

Almost anyone can train to run a marathon, but older people should have a full medical check-up for underlying health conditions like a heart problem or hypertension before embarking on such a rigorous training programme. Young people should also wait till they are at least 18 years old before they begin running such long distances, because of the possibility of injuring a body that isn’t yet fully grown.

  • For a healthy young adult running 21km – the official distance for a half marathon, the first phase of training involves getting the body used to the idea of running.
  • Start by running twice a week and gradually increase the frequency. This will help your body adapt to the muscle soreness, as well as the aches and pains.
  • The next phase of training is for improving endurance. Most people build up their stamina by slowly increasing the distance run from about 10km a week to 20km etc. A gradual increase of about 2km per week is about right for most first-time runners. Also, contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to run the full distance before the actual race.
  • The accumulative distance over the week is what counts.
  • In the last phase, other types of activities are added into the training programme, such as lifting weights or swimming in between runs. Yoga classes can be beneficial too as the movements help stretch and loosen the muscles, keeping the body supple and flexible.

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