Uganda Marathon

Okoa is so excited to announce our partnership with the Uganda Marathon in 2018!

The Uganda Marathon has been ranked by Red Bull as the 7th BEST marathon in the entire world!
It is an opportunity you do NOT want to miss!

Join Okoa Refuge and the Uganda Marathon as we run to help bring women out of the sex trade and empower them to live productive, fulfilling lives! You can run 10km, 21km or 42km!

How it works:

Step 1: Register with the Uganda Marathon. Use this code to register as an Okoa runner: OKOA. This ensures that you will be an official part of the Okoa team...and on your give back days, you will get to spend your time at Okoa! 

Step 2: Get sponsored! We have made it super simple for people to sign up and sponsor your kilometers! Use this platform and click "Become a Fundraiser" to start your own fundraising page. The best part is that all of the money you raise goes directly to Okoa and The Phillipi Project.

Step 3: Come to Uganda!! In the end of May, 2018, spend seven days on an adventure like no other as you join with other Marathon participants volunteering, exploring, hosting a kids' sports day and more. Two of those days, you will have the opportunity to spend serving with Okoa. 

Step 4: Run! And finally, June 2nd is race day! Run, walk and/or spectate with thousands of others - including Okoa staff and children - around the beautiful and scenic Pearl of Africa. 

All of your arrangements will be handled by the Marathon, and so you will still get to spend that amazing, fun and memorable time with your fellow runners! We guarantee that it will be an experience you won't soon forget! 

Questions? Contact us at:  marathon@okoarefuge.org