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RunKuwait raises over KD 40,000 in support of children’s rehabilitation

Charity event attracts 2,300 participants

The outcome of this year’s race is impressive

KUWAIT: Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network (FSHN) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the seventh installation of the RunKuwait annual charity event, which took place on Saturday, November 11 at The Scientific Center, with the support of the founding partner, Agility. This year’s race attracted 2,300 participants who crossed the finish line amidst the cheers and applauds of family and friends.

The initiative successfully raised a total of KD40,000 which will be channeled towards providing free of charge and subsidized treatment of vulnerable children with disability at the non-profit Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), founded by FSHN. CERC offers services for children in a number of areas which include physical therapy, hydrotherapy, speech pathology, counselling/behavior therapy and occupational therapy.

“We are proud to complete another successful installation of the RunKuwait initiative and witness our community members stepping up and supporting this cause through an exciting sporting event. We were able to successfully host this year’s event through the support of our founding partner, Agility and our other generous sponsors and partners who shared our vision and goals in helping children in need. We would also like to thank all the individual participants and companies for joining us this year and we look forward to their continuous support towards the RunKuwait initiative,” commented Dr Elham Hamdan, medical director at FSHN.

Excited participants were welcomed with a series of warm-up exercises prior to the start of the race at the race village. The race village was also the hub in offering refreshment options to the attendees, which were provided by both sponsors and contributing companies.

Henadi Al Saleh, Agility Chairperson said: “The outcome of this year’s race is impressive. On behalf of Agility, I thank all participants, volunteers and runners who took part in RunKuwait and helped raise funds that help give children with disabilities the much needed support they require.”

RunKuwait’s race this year was supported with generous contributions from the following sponsors: Agility as the founding partner, The Promenade as the Platinum sponsor, The Scientific Center as the venue partner, ASAR Legal and INTERSPORT as the Gold sponsors, KDD as the Silver sponsor, Fitness First, Orbex and Zain as the Bronze sponsors, IKEA, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa and Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company as the Friend sponsors andGotap as the payment sponsor. The media sponsors for the RunKuwait initiative this year are Al Anba newspaper, Kuwait Times newspaper and 248am blog as the exclusive social media sponsor.

First, second and third place winners were awarded across different categories for the 5KM & 10KM race including, Male, Female, Youth (18 years and below) & Masters (55 years and above). The serious athletes were able to complete the 10KM race distance within 38 minutes. The first place winners announced were Abdullah Mona (Male), Dorra Al Sbouai (Female), Abdul Aziz Al Duaij (Youth), Chris Robson (Masters).

The sports enthusiasts who opted for a shorter race distance, 5KM, were also awarded within the same categories. The first place winners included, Mohammad Al Matar (Male), Amal Al Roumi (Female), Ahmed Sallam (Youth), Xavier Le Varlet (Masters). All the participants received their participation medal and numerous gifts as they crossed the finish line and returned to the race village to join in relaxing yoga sessions.

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