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16 November 2015 04:56 am

Doha Dash 2016 Registration Opens November 17th

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Registration for the fourth annual Dolphin Energy Doha Dash will officially open on November 17th. The launch event will take place at the Go Sport store at Villagio Mall from 5:00pm-7:00pm, with free registration for the first 100 participants. Go Sport, the event’s platinum partner, will also offer a 20% discount on all items at its Villagio Mall store on the day.

Supporting the vision behind the Qatar National Sport Day, The Dolphin Energy Doha Dash 2016, which has established itself as one of the most popular community events in the Qatari Capital, is expected to attract thousands of runners to Losail Circuit on February 9th, 2016.  It has a race for everyone; a 5km run for those aged 12 and over (registration fee 100 QAR), a 3km run (50 QAR) for participants over 8, a 1km run for children and a 1km ladies walk, both of which are free of charge. The newest addition, a 10km run for those aged 15 and over (150 QAR), is set to attract seasoned runners from across the city.

Mr Hassan Al-Emadi, General Manager-Qatar, Dolphin Energy, said: “We are proud of Dolphin Energy’s long-standing association with the Doha Dash. We believe that practicing sports and leading an active lifestyle is integral to personal and social well-being and we are committed to promoting these values, especially at a local level in Qatar. ”

For the second year, Go Sport continues to support the Doha Dash as a platinum partner. The multi-brand store will offer a 20% discount to all visitors to its Villagio Mall store on November 17th. Furthermore, a free information session will be held with fitness professionals, open to everyone who wishes to participate. Qatari Rugby star Mishaal Abdoulatif Eid Ateag Al Sheik Al-Kuwari will inaugurate the registration event, along with Qatari hurdler Mariam Farid, the 400m hurdles silver medallist at the West Asian Championships and Doha Dash ambassador. Fitness expert and radio personality, Ali Longmate, will also be present at the event.

Andrew Fairall General Manager, Go Sport, commented: “The Doha Dash is a wonderful community event with sports promotion at its heart. Naturally, everyone at Go Sport is excited to be part of this worthy initiative for yet another year. On this occasion and to help people prepare for the races, we are offering a special 20% discount across our store in Villagio Mall.”

Since its launch in 2013, the Doha Dash has seen a steady year-on-year increase in participation. 2,546participants took part in the 2015 event, which is approximately a 77% increase from the inaugural event in 2013. Participants can visit www.dohadash.com to find out more about the event. Registration will be open on the website on November 17th, 2015 and the Doha Dash 2016 schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.