Country’s biggest community run coincides with commencement of this year’s Qatar National Day celebrations on December 9
Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, has opened free online registrations for 2017 Al Dana Green Run, which will take place on Saturday,9 December at Khalifa Stadium in Aspire Zone. The 13th edition of the annual run, organized by Doha Bank and supported by Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Sports for all Federation (QSFA), Traffic Department, and Aspire Logistics, will coincide with the commencement of this year’s Qatar National Day celebrations.
On top of promoting environmental awareness and a healthy lifestyle, the 3-km run, billed as one of the biggest and most widely attended community events in the country, will pay homage to Qatar and support the recently launched Tamim Al Majd campaign by spreading messages of unity and solidarity among Doha’s community.
Al Dana Green Run is open to people of all age groups and fitness levels offering 10 running categories, including professional athletes, heavyweights, families, and special needs among others. Winners from each category will be awarded cash prizes, while plenty of surprises will be on offer for audience members, who will be treated to free entertainment all day long. The popular family-friendly event will also feature a dedicated fun zone area at the venue to entertain visitors of all ages with a range of activities, such as kids’ concerts and dance parties, face painting, inflatables bouncy houses with giant slides, football and basketball competitions, as well as coloring crafts workshops to name a few.
Mr. Ahmed Al Henzab, Head of Administration & Property Department said:” Al Dana Green Run is back and we couldn’t be any prouder. We are looking forward to bring the local community together once again to promote sustainability and a healthy lifestyle, and, above all, to show our respect and solidarity to Qatar and its wise leadership.This year, Al Dana Green Run is dedicated to Qatar, its people and our beloved H.E. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Moreover, the 13th edition is Doha Bank’s way of expressing support to the recent national campaign ‘Tamim Al Majd. We are looking forward to delivering an outstanding edition to celebrate Qatar and its wonderful community,”
The 13th edition of the Dana Green Run is organized by Doha Bank and supported by Aspire Logistics, Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar Athletics Federation, Ministry of Interior, Traffic Department, Qatar Red Crescent, Ministry of Culture and Sports, and Qatar Sports for all Federation (QSFA). Moreover, we are pleased to extend our thanks and appreciations to H.E the Minister and all the officials in the ministry for their appreciated contribution, in compliance with His Highness’s instructions on cooperation between the government’s institutions and the private sector.
Qatar Sports For All Federation President, Mr. Abdulrahman Al Dosari said: ‘We are thrilled to collaborate with Doha Bank’s Al Dana Green Run once again for its 13th edition. This initiative aimed at promoting green practices and wellbeing of our society closely matches Qatar’s 2030 focus and vision to encourage environmental conservation and eco-friendly development among local residents and communities. It is also in line with QSFA’s vision on spreading the culture of sport to all ages, and providing the required equipment and resources to make sport accessible to people of all ages.”
Al Dosari also said:” I believe that it is our duty to support this unique event as Qatar is on its way to becoming a global sports destination. More importantly, it is an honor and privilege for us to pay homage to our country and the visionary leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani”.
For more information about Al Dana Green Run and to register for the event, please visit www.dohabankmarathon.com