Frequently Asked Questions 

All your frequently asked questions for The Uganda Marathon.

The event starts with the first race starting at 07:00am on Saturday 1st June, on Liberation Sq. Masaka.

The race schedule is as follows:

  • Full Marathon & Half Marathon – 07:00am
  • 10K – 08:00am
  • Disabled Race – 10:00am

Please make sure you arrive at least an hour early. There will be a warm up carnival beforehand to fire you up for the race.

If you are registered on the Foreign National package ($49) then you will receive an official time, which will be published on our website the Monday after the race.

If you are registered on the local package (10,000 USH) then you will not receive an official time unless you place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any of the races.

If you are registered on the Foreign National package ($49) then you will be able to pick up your t shirt at any sign up point in Masaka or Kampala. Your bib number will only be available for collection at Zebra Hotel, Masaka between 18:00 – 19:00 on Friday 31st May, 2019, or at the start line before 06:30am on Saturday 1st June.

If you are registered on the Local package (10,000 USH) then your bib number and t shirt will both be collected at your sign up point.


We have plenty of water stations around the entire course. It may be a good idea to bring along a hydration pack (think Camelbak or similar, cheaper alternatives) to ensure you stay hydrated throughout. If you do, test it out before the day to make sure it’s comfortable and doesn’t bounce around or rub (imagine a chafing bag strap at mile 15!).

We strongly recommend bringing plenty of re-hydration salts with you to take the day before and the day of the race.

The 10k course has 2 water stations, the 21k has 5 and the 42k has 11. You can see the water stations clearly marked on the map at the bottom of our Race page. There is also a bottle for each runner at the finish line.

Water is provided in plastic bottles for easy drinking. The bottles will be collected during and after the race by Masaka Recycling Initiative, who work with the local community to recycle these.


We have a team of voluntary UK-trained medics and doctors on site, who are accustomed to dealing with everything from minor injuries, to pre-existing medical conditions, and marathons. If at any point you are feeling unwell, they are there to assist you.

On race day our medics will be on hand around the course: two medics at each of the water stations and four at Liberation Square. We also work with Masaka Hospital to ensure we have enough ambulances and local medical professionals for the day.

We can offer refunds for all cancellations made before the 1st May. Cancellations made after this date will not be refunded.

To cancel your place, please confirm in writing to

Unfortunately not. Places for the event will sell out the week before the race. Make sure you sign up early to avoid disappointment.

The finish line will stay open until the last person crosses the line. This is usually between 7-8 hours.

No, we don’t give out medals for the Foreign National or Local races.

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