Fuel Uganda is holding its 2nd Annual 5K and 1 mile Fun Walk; "Kickin It For Karamoja".
100% of all money raised at this event will go towards drilling water wells in Karamoja, Uganda.
September 27th, 2014
8am Course Opens
9am 5K Start Time
9:30am Fun Run/Walk Start Time
First Baptist Church Indian Trail
732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
A huge thanks to our sponsors for this event!
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Karamoja is an extremely hot and dry region located in Northeastern Uganda. The inhabitants of Karamoja are called the Karamojong. For much of the Karamojongs existence they have lived as fierce warrior nomads constantly at war with each other and their neighbors. The Karamojong have long been known for attacking nearby villages and raiding their cattle . Until recently, Karamoja was considered to be too dangerous for travel, but over the past decade the Karamojong have proven their desire for peace by congregating into local “peace villages”. Many Karamojong have decided to follow Christ since moving to these new “peace villages” and have began to establish thriving churches in their communities.
There is no infrastructure in Karamoja and water is extremely scarce, so our goal at Fuel Uganda is to partner with these newly planted churches and begin the process of helping the Karamojong transform their communities. Since so much of their average day consists of searching for (and transporting) water, we’ve decided to start our work by drilling several key wells that will free up the villagers to pursue other work.
$5000 will pay for one (1) well, your additional fundraising efforts to support this initiative are welcome and appreciated! Donations are also accepted, 100% of all funds raised and collected will go directly to drilling wells.
Please join us to help raise money to build water wells in Karmoja! This event will be a family fun day event; we look forward to seeing you at Kickin' it for Karamoja!
Special Notes : This is a trail run. Pets are not allowed at the race. Strollers are not permitted in the 5k event, however they are welcome in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. There will be no refunds. The race will take place rain or shine, except in the case of dangerous weather conditions.
interested in sponsoring this wonderful event?
please email Brian Minor : firstname.lastname@example.org