Its Marathon Weekend

Gulf Bank 642 Marathon

By Millie

Gulf Bank 642 Marathon

What is 642?

642 is the total number of muscles in the human body!

Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is made for every individual who wants to experience a run, touring through the beautiful landmarks of Kuwait. From challenging athletes to beginners and even families. This event caters to everyone.

We will pass by the famous landmarks such as: Souq Mubarakiya, Grand Mosque, Kuwait Towers, Gulf Road and Souq Sharq.

The race starts at 7:15am from Souq Sharq, and will end by 1:30pm, at Souq Sharq

Please click the 'More Images' to see the route for road closures, please note that junctions will re-open approx every 15mins.

 

What is the Cause?

#Voices4Refugees is an online awareness campaign launched by UNHCR with the belief that all refugees deserve to live in safety regardless of their religion, nationality or race, and should receive equal treatment for protection and assistance, and opportunities for resettlement. Moreover, this campaign urges to stand with millions of refugees around the world, including Syrian refugees, Rohingya refugees and other refugee communities to make their stories heard. Since its launch in early 2015, more than 50,000 individuals from the MENA region have given their voice through the campaign, a demonstration of solidarity from all around the region. Through its collaboration with UNHCR, Gulf Bank aims to increase the level of solidarity through the campaign.

Through this collaboration, the ‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon’ aims to spread awareness throughout the community about the needs of refugees and calls upon community members to sign up to UNHCR’s #Voices4Refugees campaign. UNHCR works around the world to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, UNHCR has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world, totalling more than 50 million since its establishment. They have provided vital assistance to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home. Their work and advocacy helps transform broken lives by providing protection, shelter, access to healthcare, and safeguarding individuals.

This walk/run event caters to all levels, from challenging athletes to beginners and even families, this includes four different distances/categories: Family Fun Walk/Run (5KM); Souq Run for regular runners (10KM); Half Marathon for more advanced runners (21KM); and Kuwait’s only Full Marathon (42KM).

 

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