Mbale hosted a 12 K race today, in honor of Woman's Day. The Orthodox Presbyterian Uganda Mission put together a smashing team composed of Dr. Jim, Haily, Emily, Morgan, Katelyn, Eric, Timothy and me.
The race was advertised as being an 11K. When we plotted the given race course on the internet, it was actually a 15K. So I contacted the organizer. He switched the route and handed out new maps. It was still 13K...so I contacted him again and sent him a screen shot of a proposed 12K route...not quite 11K, but to get it to 11K would have required some major re-routing. The organizers liked the new route, so 12K it was. All of the signs advertised it as starting at 9:30, but a few times we were told 7:30, so we called to find out and the organizer insisted that it was 7am...at 6:30 am this morning, he even called us and told us to come now...so we did...and then we waited until 8:45 or so when it started. But we had a reason for waiting...we were waiting for the guest of honor to show up...Rebecca Kadaga...she is the head speaker of parliament. She came finally came in with her police escort and said a few brief words and flagged us off.