MTN Rwanda donates Rwf50 million to Kigali International Peace Marathon

On 8 June 2023 at 03:14

MTN Rwandacell PLC (MTN Rwanda) has announced sponsorship of the Kigali International Peace Marathon (KIPM). The annual sports event is slated to take place on Sunday 11 June 2023.

The KIPM that has been attracting sports enthusiasts from the region consists of a full marathon (42km), half marathon (21km) and a fun run for Peace (10km) all commencing at differing times from 8:00 in the morning.

MTN Rwanda has been an anchor sponsor since 2016 and this year, the Company has handed over support amounting to fifty million five hundred thousand Rwandan Francs (Rwf 50,500,000).

Desire Ruhinguka, MTN Rwanda acting Chief Digital and Consumer Officer commented during the handover ceremony “The Kigali International Peace Marathon has been a successful sports event that has brought people from diverse walks of life together every year. At MTN Rwanda, we are happy to continue to support this great initiative that advocates for a healthier lifestyle and amplifies the need for peace.”

The first eight runners that finish the full and half marathon will be awarded various cash prizes that range from four hundred US dollars (400USD) to twenty thousand US dollars (20,000USD).

Lt. Col (Rtd) Lemuel Kayumba Federation president said “We thank MTN Rwanda for their continued support. MTN has been our trusted partner for nearly a decade, sharing our passion and dedication to the marathon. Their commitment to our federation has been instrumental in driving our success and elevating the standards of the events. Together, we welcome you all, irrespective of age or skill level to attend this Sunday. So, lace up your shoes, grab your water and let’s run for peace.”

For more information on the marathon and to register visit www.kigalimarathon.org. Participants can pay their entry fee via MoMoPay code 505050 (Rwanda Athletics Federation).

“We encourage everyone to come out on Sunday and take part. It is guaranteed to be a great day of fun and excitement,” Ruhinguka concluded.

About MTN Rwandacell Plc

MTN Rwandacell Plc (MTN Rwanda) is the market leader in mobile telecommunications in Rwanda. Since 1998, the telecom has continuously invested in expanding and modernising its network and leading digital solutions for Rwanda’s progress.

It also offers various services to subscribers, including innovative propositions such as personalised voice and data offers for individuals and corporates with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers.

About Rwanda Athletics Federation

Rwanda Athletics Federation is the Leading Body of all athletics events in Rwanda including (Track and Field, Road running, Race walking and Cross-Country Running). Rwanda Athletics Federation has a major role of promoting all those athletics events in the country with the main target of playing ports. Athletics is the number one participation sport in schools, to educate kids into sport in general and athletics in particular and thus promoting a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and to attract and sustain the potential sporting stars of tomorrow.