Running A Marathon in Uganda

Marathon running is a sport where you run a long distance or in other words 26.2 miles. You run with 1,500 or more people, but marathon running is mostly about yourself and meeting your expectations. A whole marathon takes about four and a half hours. You run 10 kilometers for fun! Marathon running in Uganda is best if you have experience. 

If you run a Uganda marathon, it helps the kids in Uganda because the money is being put towards them. On your way they give you water and cheer you on with signs and maybe even dancing.

Marathon running is different then most sports because you can't really score a goal or a basket. When you run a marathon, your goal is to cross the finish line. Running a marathon also is different to most sports because you can't get major penalties. The sport is not a physical sport. You just have to stay on the path and reach the finish line.

If you want to run a marathon, it is best if you have experience. Being in shape would also be something helpful. Being in shape makes it less challenging because it won't seem so difficult. What you wear is also something you need to know when running a marathon. You need to wear comfy clothing so you can be comfortable when you run. You also might want to wear a watch, your number, and bring healthy food if you get hungry.

There are different groups for how good of a runner you are. If you are a good runner, there is an elite/advanced  group. If you are not a good runner or just starting, there is a beginner marathon. 

Marathon first originated in Uganda in August 2014. Three men named Henry, Nick, and Moses convinced different sources to hold a marathon. The marathon turned out great so for the last two years they have been holding an annual marathon in Uganda. 

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