Gifts for Gulu runs to support Ugandan people

Tuesday March 18 2014


gifts for guluThe seventh annual Gifts for Gulu 5K Run/Walk and Children's Fun Runs will be March 29 at Lynchburg College. LC partners with Sports Outreach and Riverside Runners for this annual event, which raises money for projects in the Gulu region of Uganda.

All races will start and finish on LC’s Jack M. Toms ’69 Track. The year's 5K starts at 9 a.m. and will be the first race in the Lynchburg Road Runners Race Series. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners as well as the top three male and female winners by age group.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., the one-mile and one-quarter mile Children's Fun Runs will begin. All children will receive a special gift at the completion of their run.

Thirty years of civil unrest and war have left deep generational scars of trauma, fear, emotional instability, and a sense of hopelessness. Proceeds from this year's races will go toward Sports Outreach’s five core projects in Gulu — sports, teaching, training, feeding, and public health — developed to help restore hope and transform lives.

Registration ranges from $15 to $30 for adults and is $10 for children and can be found online at For more information, visit, call 434.582.4707, or email