Doha Bank is proud to announce that it will be hosting its 10th Al Dana Green Run on 29 November 2014 at Aspire Zone. For 10 consecutive years Doha Bank has engaged with the people of Doha, providing them an opportunity to participate in a community event that has become an integral part of Qatar’s annual sporting calendar. This year, Doha Bank is further enhancing the scope of the annual event by opening up participation to a group of workers in order to ensure that the event welcomes people of all ages and from all levels of society.
The 10th Al Dana Green Run will kick off at 1pm and will cover a 3-km circuit around Khalifa Stadium as it gathers men, women, children and families from around the country who will put their best foot forward for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. Held every year with the aim of raising public awareness about environmental conservation and promoting the concept of green living,Al Dana Green Run is hosted by Doha Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, Public Security, the Traffic and Patrol Department, Qatar Red Crescent Society, and the Aspire Academy as well as Qatar Olympic Committee and the Qatar Association of Athletics Federation.
Alongside its focus on environmental protection, the 10th Al Dana Green Run will also promote the cause of road safety awareness in support of the national campaign for road accident prevention.
Commenting on the event, Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank, said, “The Al Dana Green Run forms part of our ongoing campaign to build environmental awareness among the community and encourage people to think green. The green run offers an engaging platform for people from different walks of life to come together each year in support of environmentally responsible practices, at the same time driving home the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. This year’s green run will be the biggest ever; to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary, we have put together an enhanced agenda that will include as many as 10 race categories catering to different age groups and social segments, with plenty of cash prizes up for grabs.”
He continued, “The Al Dana Green Run stands as a shining example of various government and private entities joining hands to promote the welfare of the community, and we would like to thank the Ministry of Interior, the Traffic and Patrol Department, the Athletics Federation and other partners for their continuous support in ensuring event’s success. We also extend our hearty congratulations to the Athletics Federation on securing the hosting rights for the World Athletics Championships 2019.”
The 10th Al Dana Green Run will see participation from a cross-section of the community including professionals and homemakers, sports enthusiasts and members of various socio-cultural groups.
The biggest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event in Qatar, Al Dana Green Run forms part of Doha Bank’s commitment to support the national campaign for Go Green Qatar. The event derives its name from Doha Bank’s Al Dana Savings Scheme, the premier savings program of its kind in Qatar which offers customers the chance to win life-changing cash prizes. Through the Al Dana Green Run, Doha Bank seeks to encourage people to save resources, just as they save in their Al Dana accounts.
Customers holding Al Dana savings balances of QR1,000 and above are automatically entered into monthly draws that will award QR10,000 each to 10 lucky winners each month. Quarterly draws will give one additional lucky winner QR1mn for maintaining an account balance of just QR1,000 during the months of the eligible quarter. Participants can register for the Al Dana Green Run by going online at www.dohabankmarathon.com. They can also visit Doha Bank branches in Dar Al Salam and Doha City Centre for free registration (6pm-9pm) and fitness test (6pm-9pm).