Official Absa KH3- 7 Hills Run route map unveiled


Absa Bank Uganda and the Kampala Hash House Harriers (KH3) have unveiled the official route map for the 2024 Absa KH3 – 7 Hills Run set for Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Both the 5km and 22 km races will commence from Kololo Airstrip.

The 5km race will start from Kololo Airstrip, proceed along John Babiha (Acacia) Avenue, Kololo Hill Drive, Prince Charles Drive, Ibis Vale, Impala Avenue, Upper Kololo Terrace, Wampewo Avenue, before concluding back at the airstrip.

The 5km route map

The 22km race, covering the 7 Hills of Kampala, will begin at Kololo Airstrip, following routes through Acacia Avenue, Kyadondo Road, Akibua Road, Nakasero Hill Road, Kyaggwe Road, Rashid Khamis Road, Ginnery Road, Old Kampala Road, Namirembe Road, Willis Road, Centenary Road, Cathedral Hill Road, Albert Cook Road, Mutesa I Road, Stensera Road, St. Lawrence University Lane, Lubiri Ring Road, Musajja Alumbwa Road, Mengo Hill Road, Nsambya Road, Nsambya Estate Road, Heritage Road, Gaba Road, Kibuli Road, Mbogo Road, 8th Street Industrial Area, Mukwano Road, Jinja Road, and finally back to Wampewo Avenue and Kololo Airstrip.

The 22km route map

Participants will be awarded ribbons upon completing each of the seven hills, including Nakasero, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Mengo, Nsambya, and Kibuli hills. Numerous water points will be available along the route for runners.

The event will commence at 6 am with a warm-up session and official flag-off. Individual participation costs UGX 30,000, or UGX 35,000 for timed kits, while corporate team registrations range from UGX 1.5m to UGX 5M, depending on team size. Payments can be made at any Absa branch or via AirtelMoney Pay Code – 4365164 or MTN MoMo Pay Code – 590860,” stated Helen Basuuta Nangonzi, Absa Bank Uganda’s Marketing and Customer Experience Director.

Recent data reveals that only 53% of Ugandan girls aged 6-12 complete the required seven years of primary education, with a mere 22.5% enrolling in secondary education. This is attributed to various obstacles, including poverty, cultural barriers, early marriages, unwanted pregnancies, and challenges managing menstrual hygiene.

Proceeds from the Run will support girl-child education initiatives, aligning with Absa Bank’s commitment to being a positive force for change.

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