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Posted On: 8 January 2014 07:29 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:50 pm

Over 1,500 Runners Set for 2014 Ooredoo Marathon

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Qatar Comes Together To Celebrate Health and Fitness with Ooredoo More than 1,500 people have registered for this year’s Ooredoo Marathon, the annual celebration of health and fitness organised by Ooredoo that will take place on Friday, 10 January 2014. This year’s marathon has seen a 25 percent increase in registrations, and Ooredoo is expecting a significant crowd of supporters to watch the range of races taking place on the day. Races will begin at 7:00am from the Museum of Islamic Art Park in Doha, and some roads leading to the Park will be closed to traffic from 6.30am. The event features four courses in total, including a 10km run, half-marathon, full marathon and special children’s 1km fun run. All funds raised by entry fees are being donated to support Reach Out To Asia’s efforts around the world. Ooredoo is encouraging supporters to attend the event, and the range of food stalls and activities available will make for a fun-filled morning at the Museum of Islamic Art Park. Marathon spectators are requested to gather at the walkway at the Museum of Islamic Art Park, which will serve as the starting line for the races. Alternatively, they can watch at one of the many checkpoints lining the route. The time to beat for last year’s competition is an impressive 01:10:46 for the men’s half marathon and 01:26:56 for the women’s. This is the first year Ooredoo have supported a full marathon course, and strong competition is expected. Prizes will be awarded on the day to the best runners in a range of categories, based on age and gender. The event, which is organised and sponsored by Ooredoo, is part of the company’smajor health and fitness campaign and aims to encourage more people to get involved in sports andenjoy a healthier lifestyle. Ooredoo is making sure the Ooredoo Marathon is as safe and prepared as possible and will provide runners with water and any necessary minor first aid during the race. For more information, visit - ILQ News -