They include my Geographer colleague Claire Kyndt.
They are going to be running different distances in the awesome countryside of Uganda, and they have already raised over £10 000 for the charity.
You can follow Uganda Marathon on Twitter @ugandamarathon and Facebook page.
This is one of the charities that the runners are going to be supporting.
Best of luck to all the athletes - have an amazing time.
Still time to support them with a few quid as well if you wanted to.
Here are the team on the equator...
All well with the Uganda Marathon team...lots of work, school gardens and a pig sty constructed...race start 17 hours pic.twitter.com/8ODdTnzEly— King's_CreativeEly (@KingsCreativEly) June 1, 2018