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Preparations for Rwenzori Marathon in high gear

by Nnalubaale Sports
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A minimum of 3000 runners both locally and internationally based will be expected to grace the 2022 Rwenzori Marathon as part of the Sports Tourism initiative.

Tourism kingpin Amos Wekesa in his remarks at the official launch of the 2022 Rwenzori Theluji festival in Kasese district underlined the strength of the event.

“Rwenzori Mountains have the potential of generating one billion shillings per year,” he was quoted by Kawowo Sports while addressing the media.

“We ought to make the best of the Rwenzori Mountains. They are a great tourism asset and can generate at least one billion shillings per year.”

It will be the second edition of Rwenzori Theluji festival, slated for September after the inaugural season held in 2021.

This year’s festival has been well packaged with a series of activities, including a marathon that will have 5KM, 21KM and 42 KM.

Activities commence on September 1 with a tourism expo and a re-greening Kasese drive, that both will climax on September 4 2022.

Former Vision Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robert Kabushenga described the Rwenzori mountains as the “Garden of Eden for Uganda”.

“Rwenzori is the Garden of Eden for Uganda where every single drop of water that irrigates Uganda comes from,” he said.

“The Rwenzori Theluji festival is here to promote tourism alongside cultural diversity. As part of the festival, we are organizing a Tusker Lite Mount Rwenzori marathon where we expect over 3000 runners including international runners,” Kabushenga added.

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