The Kabaka celebrates his birthday each year: 13 April marks the Birthday of Ssaabasajja Kabaka.
Kabaka’s birthday run marks the beginning of Ssaabasajja Kabaka’s Birthday celebrations. This marathon is always flagged off by Ssaabasajja Kabaka of Buganda in Mengo Palace grounds. Many people in the Kingdom come together to run for a cause. This race attracts the best runners from the country, musicians, artists, politicians, young, youth, elderly and people from the corporate world.
It is organized every year as a curtain raiser to fundraise money to help fight diseases like Sickle cells and Fistula. This event isn’t about running, but about saving lives.
At the official celebrations of his birthday, Ssaabasajja Kabaka is joined by other members of the Royal Family, officials from the Kingdom, representatives from other Kingdoms, officials from the central government and the general public.