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Posted On: 14 January 2014 01:14 pm
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Organisers of the Dolphin Energy Doha Dash, Professional Sports Group, have today announced a number of top Doha businesses as official sponsors of the 2014 event. In addition to title sponsor, Dolphin Energy, whose participation will see 500 employees and their families take part, DHL Express joins the event as official Logistics Partner as part of its commitment to Qatar National Sport Day. With a presence in Qatar since 1979 DHL Express has quickly become the market leader in the industry with over 190 employees in the country, many of which will take part in the run on February 11th at Losail International Circuit. Speaking on the partnership Nael Attiyat, Country Manager, DHL Express Qatar, said: “Qatar’s National Sport Day is a great initiative to promote good health and the importance of staying active. “We are avid believers in the importance of balancing your life between work, play and staying active and that healthy minds that deliver success are in healthy bodies that provides you with the strength necessary for the challenges ahead. “The event was a big hit with locals and expats alike last year and we are all looking forward to another good run this year.” Following the success of the first Dolphin Energy Doha Dash in 2013, which saw 1,360 Qatar residents participate, Doha Stadium Plus, Qatar’s first English sports weekly newspaper, has signed up as an official media partner for the 2014 event. Returning for a second year as Platinum Partner, Vodafone Qatar is sponsoring the 1KM Mini Doha Dash and funding the participation of 300 members of its staff. Vodafone will be helping its employees get into shape in the run up to the event with regular training tips and rewarding the fastest employee on the day with a special prize. Kyle Whitehill, CEO of Vodafone Qatar, said: “Once again we are proud to be involved in such a successful sporting venture. Vodafone is very supportive of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al- Thani’s initiative to promote sports and fitness in Qatar. We look forward to engaging the public and our own employees in the planned activities that will help to improve their health and fitness.” W Doha Hotel & Residences, the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Qatar, will also return to sponsor the event. Each and every runner who crosses the finish line at the Dolphin Energy Doha Dash will be rewarded with a special breakfast box prepared by the talented team at the hotel. Safak Guvenc, General Manager of W Doha comments: “We are honoured to participate in a celebration of the Qatar’s Sports Day. The Dolphin Energy Doha Dash is a brilliant way of bringing the community together, promote sports and physical education and further enhance Qatar’s National Vision 2030.” Office 403, 4th Floor, Twofour54 Park Rotana Building, PO Box 77779, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E Web:  On the day, alongside Dolphin Energy, all sponsors will be present in the Race Village, situated in the pit garages at the circuit, where a number of fun fitness activities and a range of entertainment will be on offer for runners and spectators. The Dolphin Energy Doha Dash was created by Professional Sports Group to support the vision behind Qatar National Sport Day, and aims to promote a healthier lifestyle across the country. Jamie Cunningham, CEO & Founder of Professional Sports Group, said: “The first ever Dolphin Energy Doha Dash in 2013 was hugely popular with a number of high profile Doha based companies, many of whom brought staff in their hundreds to participate. “Our partnership with Dolphin Energy and our other great sponsors allows us to offer a ready-made solution for everyone to celebrate Qatar National Sport Day with this unique event held in a world class sporting venue.” Registration is now open for the Dolphin Energy Doha Dash and participants can visit to register or to find out more about the event - ILQ News -