4,000 to participate in ‘Ooredoo Doha Marathon’
Ooredoo has registered a “record-breaking” 4,000 participants for the full marathon and for all the other race categories of the ‘Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2019’ slated on January 11 at the Museum of Islamic Art.
In a press conference yesterday, Ooredoo COO Yousuf Abdulla al-Kubaisi 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 starting line on Friday, and we wish them all the very best of luck in their race.”
This year, the first place winner in the male and female Open Category will receive QR45,000 each.
There will also be generous cash prizes for winners and runners-up in all other categories, Ooredoo said.
To encourage participation in the marathon, Ooredoo held a raffle draw for its customers to win up to 125,000 Nojoom points, simply for entering the event.
The winners are Jafer Ajanur, won 125,000 points (first prize); Jowhara al-Qahtani, 75,000 points (second prize); and Hadji Raytos, 50,000 points (third prize). Al-Kubaisi also said the ‘Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2019’ is supported by the following sponsors – Qatar Airways, Huawei, Aspire, StarLink, 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, St Regis Doha, Qatar Museums, Sports Corner, Radio Olive, Radio Suno, and Burrda Sport.
For more information on the ‘Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2019’ and on Ooredoo, visit ooredoo.qa.