Accompanied by their parents and siblings, the children were flagged off from the Uganda Museum at about 7am to run for in the 1.5 kilometre and 3 kilometre races.
Organised by DSTV Uganda, the event is to mobilise funds for safe drinking water in schools in Kampala. Each child was required to pay 20,000 shillings as registration fee.
Schools in and around Kampala participated in the event, flagged off by Youth and Children Affairs minister, Florence Nakiwala-Kiyingi. Key among the schools were Kampala Parents, Lohana Academy, Nakasero Primary School, City Parents, Green Hill, Lubigi Primary School, Entebbe Junior, Kampala International and Kabojja Junior primary schools.
We bring you the day's events in pictures.