With the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon only two weeks away, the countdown to the event has officially begun. The much anticipated event is scheduled to take place on November 16, 2019 and invites challenge-seeking athletes as well as beginners to participate in one of Kuwait’s biggest community events of the year.
For the fifth year in a row, Gulf Bank is launching the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon in partnership with Pro-Vision Sports Management. The race consists of four categories open to runners of all abilities, including: the 5K Family Fun Walk/Run, the 10K Souq Run, the 21K Half Marathon, and Kuwait’s only 42K Full Marathon. Registration is currently open for all categories. The 5K is open to runners aged 11 and above, the 10K to runners aged 16 and above, and the 21K to runners aged 18 and above. The race takes runners through beautiful landmarks in Kuwait, starting at the entrance bridge of Souq Sharq, and heading in and out of Souq AlMubarakiya.
Gulf Bank will also be hosting the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon Exhibition prior to the race. The three-day health and fitness event is scheduled to take place from November 12-14 at Kuwait International Fairgrounds (Hall 4A). This year’s main sponsors include Kuwait Airways, Lincoln Alghanim, Extreme Sports, and Intersport. The exhibition will include a number of health and fitness-related discussions, as well as activities for participants to enjoy. Participants will also be able to collect their race kits at the exhibition.
Mr. Ahmad Al Amir, Assistant General Manager for External Communications at Gulf Bank, commented: “The Gulf Bank 642 Marathon has placed Kuwait on the map for international sporting events in more ways than one. Not only is it the only road race in Kuwait to have received accreditation from the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, but it is also one of the biggest community-building events of the year. Every year, we are proud to partner with local organizations that believe in our mission to spread awareness on the importance of health and fitness, and to take the lead in initiatives that benefit the Kuwaiti community. We are looking forward to yet another fantastic day of family fun, and we can’t wait to welcome participants of all levels and backgrounds to the race.”
Gulf Bank 642 Marathon has partnered with Kuwait Red Crescent Society to bring medical aid to those who are unable to afford medical treatment. Proceeds from this year’s Gulf Bank 642 Marathon will go towards the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, covering the provision of medical devices including pacemakers, cochlear devices, hearing aids, electric wheelchairs, and stents.
For event registration and more information, please visit www.gulfbank642marathon.com or access the Instagram account @GulfBank642. Registration closes on November 15, 2019.