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Dubai Holding imply Emiratis to Enter dubai Marathon 2020in New National Pride Campaign ‘#My City_My Race’

Dubai Holding is constant to champion UAE National participation within the standard chartered Dubai Marathon with the launch of its 2020 campaign‘#My City_My Race’ to encourage Emiratis to joinDubai’s official marathon. As a part of Dubai Holding’s current commitment to community wellness and fostering Emirati pride, the campaign entails male and female Emiratis with totally different fitness levelstotake part within the city’s signature fitness event.

To encourage record numbers of UAE National participation in the 2020 edition, Dubai Holding calls on all Emirati running enthusiasts further as the country’s skilled athletes and elite runners to require half within the 10km, 42km races and also the wheelchair marathon for people of determination for an opportunity to win a complete prize fund of 86,000 AED distributed across the top 3 male and female winners for the three divisions.

Khalid Al malik, managing director of Dubai Holding, said: “This campaign is an element of our current commitment to extend involvement of the Emirati youth and community in sports and wellness initiatives across the UAE in line with the vision of HH sheikh mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. A vision that strives to demonstrate the nation’s outstanding success in each sector, with sports as a key space of focus.”

Malik, continued:“Through our ‘#My City_My Race’ campaign, we tend to square measure occupation on Emiratis to require pride in collaborating within the Dubai Marathon 10km, 42km and Wheel Chair races which can see them recognised for his or her sporting accomplishments in an occurrence with world stature through the‘UAE National Prize’ Category by Dubai Holding. we tend to hope that we are going to not solely break the record for Emirati participation within the race however in some unspecified time in the future conjointly break the marathon record with the first-ever Emirati overall marathon winner – a historic accomplishment we glance forward to.”

On this occasion, HE Saeed Hareb, secretary general of Dubai Sports Council, said:
“The Dubai Marathon is one in all the largest testimonials of tolerance and diversity in Dubai, with over 35,000 participants participating per annum. it's the largest mass-participation sports event during this a part of the globe, with thousands of Emiratis and expatriates participating. This year, we tend to hope to examine an excellent larger participation from the UAE Nationals, each men and women of all athletic levels as we tend to urge them to hitch #MyCity_MyRace campaign by Dubai Holding throughout this Marathon”

His influential person added: “In truth, i might prefer to challenge them to come back out and skill one in all the quickest growing marathons within the world and check their limits of endurance. allow us to bring forward our National spirit and take part this yearly fun-filled and exciting event and be at the beginning line in larger numbers.”

As a long-standing partner and proud supporter of this world category sporting event, Dubai Holding has been the most important company team collaborating in Dubai Marathon since the origination of the company’s company wellness Programme that was founded in 2007. Dubai Holding holds a record of 3,500 of its workers having participated within the 2018 edition across the group.

To completely impact people’s lives, Dubai Holding maintains a culture of health and fitness across the group by providing its workers and their families further because the wider community access to its own fitness events further as key sporting events that present itself with long standing partners in Dubai.

Peter Connerton, Dubai Marathon, Event Director, said:“Dubai Holding has been a key supporter of the standard chartered Dubai Marathon for several years, and that we square measure perpetually honored to own them involved the center East’s solely IAAF Gold Label Marathon. The 2020 edition are the twenty first international marathon to be command in Dubai and since those period of time over 250,000 runners have taken to the streets of town – last year we tend to had 145 totally different nationalities within the field, {and we tend to|and that we} anticipate to a different unforgettable event as we step into a brand new decade.”

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