Doha: A whole country will leap towards health on the 5th of February. 'Qatar Run 2021', organized by Gulf Madhyamam on the occasion of Qatar's National Sports Day, will be held on Friday 6.30 am at Asha Park, Doha. The marathon will be held in full compliance with Covid 19 protocols.
This year, the 'Qatar Run' is being held with a message of 'Towards Good Health' as per the recommendations of the National Sports Day Committee. The first edition of 'Qatar Run' conducted last year was a huge success. People hailing from different countries had participated in the race.
The jersey for the second 'Qatar Run 2021' prepared by Gulf Madhyamam was released by Ticiana Pidorina, an Ukrainian athlete on Tuesday. Ticiana Pidorina was winner of the first place in the women's 5 km race in last year's Qatar Run.
Gulf Madhyamam-MediaOne Executive Committee Chairman Raheem Omassery handed over the jersey. 'YouGo Pay way' Sales and Marketing Manager Wisam Raees, Operations Manager Pratheesh Vijayan, New Year Center Operations Manager Riza, Gulf Media-MediaOne Executive Committee Vice Chairman Nasser Aluva, Member Azhar Ali, Marketing and Admin Manager R.V. Rafeeq, Account Section Head Hyder P. Ameer Ali, Head of Circulation Section Shamsudheen Mampally and Bureau Chief O. Musthafa also attended the function.
Ticiana said that Gulf Madhyamam's 'Qatar run' was really an invitation to health.
"A healthy body is the key to a successful life. It is more important to participate than to win the competition. Such programs to develop fitness should be encouraged", she said
"Everyone should attend the event. Last time the event was great. Players from different countries participated in the competition. It was a great experience. The excellence in organization and participation was remarkable," she added
She also said she is looking forward to attend the race this time too.
Registration for 'Qatar Run 2021'
As per the directions from the Ministry of Health in Qatar, there are no restrictions on holding outdoor events such as marathons.
The event is mainly sponsored by the Grand Mall Hypermarket. The competition will be in conducted in 10 km, 5 km and 3 km categories.
♦ The competition for categories of 10 km and 5 km will be conducted separately for men and women. The registration fee for this is 110 Riyals.
♦ For the junior category, the competition is 3 kilometers and the fee is 55 Riyals. Those between the ages of 7 and 15 can participate. This will also be conducted separately for boys and girls.
♦ 7 to 10 year olds can compete in the primary category and 11 to 15 year olds in the secondary category.