Posted on March 25, 2015

The much-awaited event of the year – the Qatar Mega Marathon, will kickstart on March 27, 2015 at the National Day Ceremonial Road, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairman of Al Sadd Sports Club, in association with Katara Cultural Village. This colossal event, being promoted under the slogan “Run With Qatar” will be held under the regulatory compliance of the Guinness World Records and will attempt to break the world record for ‘Run with Qatar’.

The Qatar Mega Marathon is a first of its kind world-class sports event to be held in the GCC, which targets all segments of the Qatari society – nationals, expatriates and tourists alike, and shows the sovereign’s commitment to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030.

With its recently launched “Run With Qatar” initiative, Al Sadd Sports Club invites one and all to take part in the marathon and looks forward to achieving a World Record with an unprecedented participation in the event. At the same time, through this mega marathon the organizers wish to promote sports-related activities in the State of Qatar, promote its position as the ‘Sports Capital’ of the GCC region and bring it in the limelight as the perfect and well-suited destination to host global events of such great magnitude.

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Remarking on the Qatar Mega Marathon 2015, Mr. Rashid Al-Nu'aimi, Chairman of the Board of Qatar Mega Marathon said, “We have the pleasure of holding this unique sport event in Doha as we seek to actualize the directions of H. R. H. Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Aal Thani, Emir of Qatar to increase the number of sport events in the country and attract more participants in such events, whether from amongst Qatari citizens, expats or tourists."

Mr. Al-Nu'aimi added, "In this regard, we would like to extend our thanks to Al-Sadd Sport Club and the officials therein for organizing and patronizing this significant event and wish them success as they embrace this distinguished privilege. I also call upon all the citizens of our beloved country to take part in this Marathon and equally encourage their children to take part in this event, which stimulates physical education and wellbeing amongst them. Moreover, I extend my thanks to Katara Culture Village for co-patronizing this event".

The Qatar Mega Marathon 2015 has already received thousands of registrations from participants across all age groups, gender, nationalities and social tiers and indeed bears proof of the Qatari spirit of sportsmanship. With only three days to go, registrations are still open and participants can sign-up for the event on