Ooredoo today held a press conference ahead of the Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2019, confirming record numbers of participants, a host of prominent sponsors and a generous prize fund for race winners.
The telecommunications leader also took the opportunity to announce the lucky winners of its Marathon entry raffle, with scores of Nojoom points on offer as prizes.
Following on from the success of last year’s event, Ooredoo was delighted to announce another record-breaking year, with some 4,000 participants set to take part in the marathon.
At the press conference, Ooredoo also announced an impressive list of prominent sponsors including Qatar Airways, Huawei, Aspire, StarkLink, AlKass Sports Channels, Katara Hospitality, Lekhwiya, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Sports for All Federation, Damaan Islamic Insurance Company (Beema), Qatar Athletics Federation, Evergreen Organics, Recharge Qatar, The St. Regis Doha, Qatar Museums, Sports Corner, Radio Olive, Radio Suno and Burrda Sport.
This year’s prize fund is also the best ever, with the first placed male and female runner in the Open category standing to take away an impressive QR45,000 each. There will also be generous cash prizes for winners and runners up in all other categories.
To encourage participation in the marathon, Ooredoo held a raffle draw for its customers to win up to an amazing 125,000 Nojoom points, simply for entering the event. Three lucky winners scooped the prize points; Jafer Ajanur won 125,000 as first prize, Jowhara Al Qahtani won 75,000 points as second prize and Hadji Raytos won 50,000 points as third prize.
Speaking about the upcoming event, Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo, said: “We’ve always been proud to host the Ooredoo Doha Marathon and have been incredibly encouraged to see it go from strength to strength each year. This year, we’re delighted to confirm it’s a record year on all fronts; we’ve got more participants than ever, more sponsors than ever and more prizes than ever. We can’t wait to see all the runners at the start line on Friday and we wish them all the very best of luck in their race.”
The Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2019 is set to be held 11th January 2019, with the gathering point located at the Museum of Islamic Art park.
For more information on the Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2019 and on Ooredoo, please visit ooredoo.qa.
Source: Press Release
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