The 4th Edition of the “Ajman Half Marathon” launches on 31 December 2022
The Ajman Department of Tourism Development is launching the 4th edition of the “Ajman Half Marathon” on Saturday 31 December from Al Safia Park, in collaboration with the Saudi German Hospital Ajman as the title sponsor, the Endurance Sports Services as the organizer, and a wide participation expected from athletes and amateurs.
The “Ajman Half Marathon” concludes the department’s eventful calendar of 2022 which shed light on Ajman’s touristic landmarks and promoted the emirate as a unique and leading destination for sports tourism, and also aimed to spread the culture of individual sports to attract young people and prepare a new generation of outstanding athletes, while also achieving the Saudi German Hospital’s plan to fulfill its community role by supporting major sports events that are of great interest to the public.
Considered as one of the biggest races in the emirate, the “Ajman Half Marathon” includes a main distance of 21.1 km, in addition to 3 other distances of 10 km, 5 km, and 2.5 km that are suitable for all skill levels including children from the age of 8 years old and above.
With regards to the race, His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development stressed on the importance of sports activities in the emirate, and stated that this marathon affirms Ajman’s capacity to organize various types of sporting, cultural, and entertainment events which positively impact the tourism sector in the emirate.
“We have witnessed an increment in the number of participants throughout the past editions of the “Ajman Half Marathon” and this is a remarkable achievement that reflects the emirate’s character and its ability to innovate regularly. Today, the “Ajman Half Marathon” is considered as a prominent event among the department’s yearly activities that attract athletes from all age groups and levels, and raise awareness on the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle”, Alhashmi added.
For her part, Dr. Reem Osman CEO of the Saudi German Hospitals Group, quoted: “Our hospital is keen to fully support the success of such initiatives and contribute to raising awareness on public health, in addition to promoting sports activities in Ajman to create a positive impact in the society, and motivating individuals to practice sports”.
The “Ajman Half Marathon” is sponsored by the Saudi German Hospital Ajman as the Gold Sponsor, Gulfa Water as the Hydration Sponsor, the Endurance Sports Services as the organizer, and it is supported by the Ajman police, the Ajman Civil Defense, the Ajman Municipality, Nabdh Al Emarat Volunteering Team, and SANID Team.