Be a Sponsored Runner


Being a sponsored runner is your opportunity to step up and make a huge impact in the world. Our sponsored runners do so much to bring transformation to Uganda by taking the time to invite others into the process. We’re building an army of advocates and unleashing you into your communities to bring people together to make a difference. By raising $50 or more, your race fee will be waived, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of your potential! Your voice matters, and if you get excited about this, you’ll see hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars come in! You’ll also have a chance to win one of our great prizes that go to our top fundraisers!

Want to enter our team competition?

Enter a team name when you fill out your registration form and have everyone else from your team who signs up do the same. We’ll build you a team page alongside the other teams so you can see how much each person has brought in online. Whichever team raises the most will hold the highly coveted, hand-carved Ugandan Team Trophy until next year’s race!

Sponsored Runner Prizes!

By raising at least $50 as one of our sponsored runners this year, you’ll not only run for free, but you’ll also have a huge impact with us in Uganda, and be in the running for one of these great prizes!

1st Place - Amazon Echo Plus

Featuring premium speakers for powerful 360° sound, and a built-in Zigbee smart home hub and temperature sensor, Alexa is all you need to play music, answer questions, make calls, and provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more.

2nd Place - REI Outdoor Gear

Get out and get active with a variety of goods and gear from REI, worth $100.

3rd Place - $50 in Gift Cards

Explore what Rochester has to offer thanks to gift certificates from great local sponsors.

Thank you for your desire to sign up as a sponsored runner for our UWP 5K Run.  Online registration is now closed.  You can still participate as a sponsored runner and register at the race!  Simply bring your $50+ in donations to the registration table at 8am on Saturday, fill out a registration form, and we'll get you all set.  We look forward to seeing you at the race!