Huge turn-up at the maiden Absa KH3- 7 Hills Run


Over 2500 runners participated in the maiden Absa KH3-7 Hills Run that was held on Sunday 28 April in Kampala

The run was organized by Absa Bank Uganda and Kampala Hash House Harriers (KHHH) with the aim of supporting the girl-child education initiatives

This run also marked the commencement of a 3-year partnership between Absa Bank Uganda and the KHHH geared towards promoting physical wellness.

The run which featured 6km and 21km routes was flagged off by KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka alongside Absa Bank Uganda’s Executive Director Michael Segwaya.

The 21km run was won by Ategeka Brian Adams who ran across seven hills of Kampala under a time of 1:18.13 to beat off his competition.

All the funds raised from this run will go towards the Key initiatives to keep the girl child in school and providing skill training to teenage mothers.

“The proceeds from today’s run will complement efforts already underway by Absa to skill over 500 teenage mothers enabling them to become self sufficient and develop income generating activities. A clear understanding of the obstacles that keep the school dropout rate among girls in Uganda high requires us to reflect and think of what more can be done to try and address this issue. I, therefore, appreciate you all for demonstrating the spirit of Ubuntu and joining us as we try to make a mark on the lives of so many girls in Uganda.” Michael Segwaya, Absa Bank Uganda’s Executive Director said while addressing the runners and media after the run.

“Advancing education and skills development is a key component of our Citizenship initiative, through which we work to be a force for good in the communities within which we operate, and I’m proud to reveal that as the run grows, so shall we grow its impact by providing scholarships to less privileged girls aged 12 – 18 years,” Absa’s Segwaya added.

While speaking on behalf of the Kampala Hash House Harriers (KHHH), Mugizi Hash Master of the Club, said, “This run complements several other initiatives established by the Kampala Hash House Harriers to try and leverage our passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle to leave a positive impact on Uganda, and we appreciate Absa bank Uganda for their coming on board with a noble cause.”

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