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We’re looking for runners to take part in an adventure of a lifetime!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Take part in the 2019 Uganda Marathon (26th May – 2nd June) with Uganda Cancer Trust UK

The Uganda Marathon is not just a race, but a 7 day immersive cultural adventure on the Equator. Described as “The best week of my life” by 1 out of 5 participants, it’s a unique event that brings people from around the world to rural Uganda to work with local projects, stage a sports day for local disadvantaged children, take part in a festival of Ugandan culture and at the end of it all, run a 10K, half or full marathon.

I am struggling to find the words to describe how amazing
the Uganda Marathon adventure was. Over the last week, I have met some wonderful people, volunteered at some incredible charity projects, had a life changing adventure and raced the race of a lifetime.

To find out more contact

Edward finishes in the top three

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Congratulations and thank you to Edward Mukasa who finished in third place in the 10k relay event at the first ever Uganda International Marathon with at time of just 29 minutes! And most importantly raised £645 for Uganda Cancer Trust UK.

Edward training

Edward Mukasa training for the 2015 Uganda International Marathon

Andy Bownds of the organising team for the marathon says:

The event as a whole was even better than we originally thought. We had 1,000 people take part, 100 of which were international runners. The Uganda Marathon is already the second largest fundraising event in the whole of Uganda raising funds for organisations throughout Uganda and across the world.
All this has meant it didn’t take us long to agree that we are definitely are putting the event on next year. It will be on the 5.06.15. You can already register on the website-
Thanks again for your support and cant wait to work with you again next year!
At Uganda Cancer Trust UK we would love to have runners taking part in the Marathon next year. If you or anyone you know is interested please do get in touch at

Support Edward running 10K for Uganda Cancer Trust UK

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

We’re really excited that Edward Mukasa is taking part in the 10K relay event at the first ever Uganda International Marathon on 24th May 2015 on behalf of Uganda Cancer Trust UK. Show your support to Edward and help raise money to support cancer patients in Uganda by donating via JustGiving or Givey.

Edward MukasaEdward is studying at Uganda Christian University, Mukono, near Kampala, to become a teacher of geography. He lives with his father and younger sister, and to help his father, Edward generates all their college and school fees through making and selling bricks for buildings.

In his spare time, both he and his sister love running. Edward runs for the University and has taken part in the World University Cross Country championships in 2014 where the Uganda team came second only to Kenya, Africa University Cross Country championships in 2013 and the East Africa University games in 2012 in Dar es Salaam. Every year since 2006 he has also taken part in the Kampala MTN marathon running the 10k distance.

Edward loves the fitness, the challenge and the company of running. He would love to progress onto a wider stage, but in the meantime takes on any opportunity to improve his skill.

Edward’s mother was treated for throat cancer in 2004 at Mulago Hospital, Kampala so Edward is keen to run the 10k race at the Uganda International Marathon in May as he wants to support the work of Uganda Cancer Trust at the hospital where his mother sadly passed away.

Please give him your support and at the same time help the work of the Palliative Care volunteers in their support for cancer patients at Mulago via JustGiving or Givey.

Launch event

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

We held held our charity launch event at the Cartoon Museum in London on 10th February 2010. The event was a big success, raising £1250 on the night. Uganda Cancer Trust UK is very grateful for everyone who came along to show their support and help make the event a success.  We’re particularly grateful to Irwin Mitchell for sponsoring the event.

You can see some more pictures on our Picasa page.

Charity Launch at the Cartoon Museum

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

The Cartoon Museum6.30-8.30pm, 10th February 2010
Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH

Join us for a celebration of the formation of Uganda Cancer Trust UK at the Cartoon Museum on 10th February.

Tickets are £15 and include drinks and nibbles, a tour of the museum, and free entry to the raffle – where you could win a weekend away, a bottle of champagne, a limited edition print or one of many other prizes. We are also hoping to have some traditional Ugandan dancing!

We are extremely grateful to Irwin Mitchell for sponsoring the event.

How to get tickets

1. You can pay for your tickets online via paypal. We will email you confirmation and your ticket reference numbers.

2. Email i… to reserve a ticket on the door.

We look forward to seeing you there!