The Third Edition of the Makerere University Endowment Fund Run 2019 (MakRun 2019) is to be held on September 15, 2019 where thousands of people and corporate companies are expected to participate and raise funds for construction of students’ centre.
MakRun 2019 is part of Makerere University’s efforts to continuously engage with its stakeholders and appeal for the financial help aimed constricting the students’ centre, officials say.
The university needs Shs7.5 billion to construct the Centre through the university’s Endowment Fund.
The initial prioritized multipurpose students centre project will include a student job search facility state of the art auditorium/ performing arts theatre, commercial space for restaurants, banks, student support services, shopping areas, food courts and cafeterias, bookshops among others.
Meanwhile, the third edition will cover a 5km fun run and a 15km leg for the more spirited runners. Flag off will be preceded by a warm up and aerobics session at the Freedom Square starting at 6:00am on D-day.
The university’s acting manager Communication public relations, Dr Muhammad Musoke Kiggundu has urged all alumnae and well-wishers to come and participate in the run.
The principal of College of Computing and Information, Prof. Tony Oyana has outlined his college intentions to produce the best athletes by sponsoring 100 students and 20 staff members. Other departments are expected to do the same.
Last year the run raised over Shs130 million in cash and kind while in 2017 Shs190 million was raised. However over Shs400 million has been raised since the fundraising campaign started.
The tickets are on sale at Makerere University guest house, Makerere University Printery, Main library and Main building, at Shs15,000 for students, Shs25,00 for silver and Shs50,000 for gold.