This marathon on the 9th of June aimed to raise awareness of the importance of trees and mobilize support for the conservation of forests. Our planet Earth is facing many serious environmental problems right now, and one of the biggest challenges is the widespread deforestation. Deforestation not only destroys the natural habitat of many species but also threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink, our nutrition and economic livelihoods. Therefore, a call to action is essential, and that call to action is “Our Trees, Our Heroes” marathon. Uganda is losing 50,147 hectares of forest cover annually, equivalent to 8.2 million tonnes of CO₂ per annum. At this rate, Uganda will have lost most of its forests by the end of this century. We need to put more effort into conserving what we are left with and restoring what we have lost.
The proceeds from this marathon will go towards this cause and the campaign will involve students primary schools, secondary schools to high learning institutions. By participating in a marathon, runners become an ambassador for the trees and inspire others to take action as well. This marathon is an excellent way to build physical endurance and mental toughness. It is also a perfect opportunity to connect with nature, breathe fresh air, and experience the beauty of our forests here at the Great Outdoors.
Remember, every tree counts. Together, we made a difference, and the marathon was the perfect way to show your support and help protect and regenerate our planet. Trees are our Heroes.