ADNOC Marathon starts today with the slogan “Run in Abu Dhabi”

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Abu Dhabi: “Viken”

With the slogan “Run in Abu Dhabi”, the third edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon starts today, Friday, with the participation of 12,000 male and female competitors representing the world’s elite runners, as well as all community groups participating in the exceptional event. The total prizes for the event amount to 300,000 dollars (1.1 million dirhams).

The event is organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council under the auspices of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and the marathon race will be held for the third year in connection with the country’s celebration of the 50th National Day, where the individual marathon race will start for a distance of 42.2 km, double marathon – a 42.2 km relay, and the People of Deermination on bicycles, at 45 45 minutes in the morning in front of ADNOC’s headquarters at Abu Dhabi Corniche, and the elite runners are expected to arrive at seven and 48 minutes in the morning, and the women will be eight and five minutes in the morning, followed by the coronation of elite men and women at half past seven in the morning, and then the community race will start with and start with the 10 km community race starting at 6:30 in the morning, while the 5 km race starts 9 : 15 in the morning, followed by a 2.5 km race.

The ADNOC Marathon course starts in front of the ADNOC headquarters with a direct view of the Founder’s Memorial, while the participants in the community races that accompany the event start their race from 18th Street, which includes distances: 2.5 km, 5 km and 10 km, and after starting line, all headings Participants cross the Corniche in a path that winds around Qasr Al Hosn – one of the oldest and most beautiful historic stone buildings in the capital Abu Dhabi.

During the race, participants will pass through the Heritage Village and the flagpole in the breakwater area, and then turn around the “Marina Mall” to reach King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street towards Qasr Al-Hosn again, and then return to the marathon race. the finish line at Corniche Abu Dhabi in the village, built especially for the event on the south square of ADNOC headquarters, while participants in other races finish the run on 18th Street, opposite the ADNOC reception center.

Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi, praised the outstanding efforts made by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company “ADNOC” and their supportive role in the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, which is held annually with the goal of promote sports style and improve fitness for all sections of society, supporting the Abu Dhabi Quality of Life Index. Emphasizes that such initiatives help to motivate the segments of society to participate and interact in all activities and events.

Al Khaili said: “The organization of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, with global participation and community participation, embodies a valuable national sports and community initiative and an important station for achieving community interaction with sport and consolidating practices and positive behavior, in a way that supports awareness and education plans for sports and health and reduces chronic diseases among the categories in our authentic society that deserve such opportunities.

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