Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) concluded the second round of Ajman Run 2019 on Friday. The Run was held in Al Zorah with the participation of 750 male and female runners representing various community groups and a number of government and private sector departments and organisations in the UAE.
The organisation of Ajman Run 2019 is part of ATDD’s efforts to offer an increasing number of diverse programs in order to boost tourism and promote Ajman as the ideal destination for international and domestic visitors.
The Run was divided into four categories: 2.5 km; 5 km; 10 km; and a 1 km category for people of determination. ATDD added this category to empower people of determination in acknowledgment of their vital roles and contributions to the community and their achievements in various social and sports-related activities. Participating organisations included the Ajman Police General Directorate, the General Directorate of Civil Defence, the Ajman Department of Economic Development, Public Transport, the Ajman Club for the Disabled, the adidas Runners team, the Nike team and the team from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du).
HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, ATDD Director General, said, “Ajman’s success in hosting and organising sports, tourism and entertainment events such as Ajman Marathon, the 2018 UAE President’s Cup, the Old School Challenge and many others confirms the quality of Ajman’s infrastructure and its status as an international tourism destination.”
His Excellency added, “ATDD uses a variety of measures to promote Ajman’s unique tourism offerings and to enhance the initiatives and programs aimed at improving the tourism sector and promoting recreational and heritage attractions in order to stimulate Ajman’s key sectors.”
His Excellency extended his thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the event, which aims to enhance Ajman's standing as a destination for tourism and sports, particularly the organiser Al Qudra Sports Management, supporting organisations and entities – Ajman Police General Command and Al Zorah Development Company – and sponsors – Thumbay Hospital Ajman, Amina Hospital, Basmat Baghdad Center, Pocari Sweat and Aria Protein.