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UIPM 2019 Global Laser Run City Tour: Kampala (UGA) repeats the trick

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On the dusty red terrain of Kampala, Uganda provided more evidence of the sustained growth of Laser Run worldwide when hosting its third UIPM Sports event.

Following the success of the debut 2018 Global Laser Run City Tour, the young Uganda Modern Pentathlon Federation (UMPF) repeated the trick by drawing crowds of boys and girls back to the capital city on August 10 for another joyful experience of running and laser shooting.

Simon Peter Komakech, President of the UMPF, said: “This time round, most of the participants were children aged between 11 and 12 years and a few in the age bracket of 13 to 15.

“The event, though smaller than last year’s, was greatly successful. We were even blessed with a light shower of rainfall before the awards ceremony.

“We are slowly and surely moving forward since this is our third event in two years, one last year and two this year.”

The Global Laser Run City Tour was created in 2017 to provide an entry point to UIPM Sports for people of all ages in urban communities around the world.

Another 100 cities have been selected in 2019 as hosts of the GLRCT or the Biathle/Triathle National Tour. The full calendar can be viewed at the UIPM website, where you can also find more information on UIPM’s various multi-discipline sports.

In September, the UIPM Laser Run World Championships will be incorporated into the Pentathlon World Championships for the first time in Budapest (HUN), where Laser Run is also on the programme for the 1st World Urban Games.

In December, Laser Run and Triathle will both feature for the first time in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.

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