Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Upcoming Marathon Events

Kuwait Sports Day
by Sportaholic
Date: 27 March 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Kazma Sports Club, Kuwait
Instagram: @sportaholic.kw (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @SportaholicKuwait (CLICK HERE)
Contact: 66586969
Email: info@sportaholic.com.kw
- Running - Male (21-36 years) - 6 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
- Running - Female (21-36 years) - 6 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
- Running - Male (37 years and above) - 6 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
- Running - Female (37 years and above) - 6 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
Above 4 events and their qualifiers on Saturday 24th March 2018
starting at Gulf Road (Burger King) to Yacht Club at 8 am
First 25 in each of the above event will be selected 
for 27th March Kazma Sports Club

- Road Bicycle - Male (21-36 years) - 12 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
- Road Bicycle - Female (21-36 years) - 12 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
- Road Bicycle - Male (37 years and above) - 12 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
- Road Bicycle - Female (37 years and above) - 12 km - KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
Above 4 events and their qualifiers on Saturday 24th March 2018
starting at Yacht Club to Gulf Road (Burger King) at 8 am
First 15 in each of the above event will be selected 
for 27th March Kazma Sports Club

- Male Wheelchair Racing - Male - 800 m - No Fees (CLICK HERE)
- Male Intellectual Disability Running Race - Male - 800 m - No Fees (CLICK HERE)
- Down Syndrome Adults Running Race - 400 m - No Fees (CLICK HERE)
Down Syndrome Kids Running Race - 100 m - No Fees (CLICK HERE)
Above 4 events takes place on Tuesday 27th March 2018
starting at Kazma Sport Club at 5 pm

QRun Kids Marathon
by Qnet and Pro Vision
Date: 10 March 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am
Venue: Murouj (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @pv.events (CLICK HERE)

- 500 meters (2 laps): Tiny Ones - 2 to 4 years (with adult companion)
- 750 meters (3 laps): Little Ones - 5 to 6 years
- 1000 meters (4 laps): Big Ones - 7 to 9 years
- 1250 meters (5 laps): Bigger Ones - 10 to 12 years
Race Kit collections on Thursday 8th March 2018
at Al-Khaleejia Complex, Sharq between 3 pm and 8 pm

Two Twenty KM Ultra
by Forward Sports Events
Date: November 2018
Race Course: Northern to Southern border of  Kuwait
Website: www.forwardsportsevents.com CLICK HERE
Instagram: @forwardsportsevents (CLICK HERE)

Public Authority for Sport Marathon
by Public Authority for Sport
Date: 23 March 2018 (Friday)
Race Course: Gulf Road - Souq Sharq to KFC and U-Turn to finish at Kuwait Towers
Distance: 5 km
Category: 5 Km (15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+)
Category: 5 Km (Special Needs - 5 km - Wheelchair / Visually Impaired / DS)
Registrations: Free but Needed for Race Kit CLICK HERE
Instagram: @pas_kwt (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @pv.events (CLICK HERE)

LadySoft Run 2018
Ladies of Arabia

Date: 24 March 2018 (Saturday) at 9 am
 Venue: Boulevard Kuwait (Salmiya)
Distance: 6 km Fun Run
Category: to all Women
Registrations: KD 5 CLICK HERE
Instagram: @ladysoftarabia (CLICK HERE)
Prizes: 1st Place (KD 300), 2nd Place (KD 200), 3rd Place (KD 100)
Instagram: @boulevardq8 (CLICK HERE)

KBA Night Run 2018

Date: 14 April 2018 (Saturday) at 6 pm (7-9pm)
 Venue: Murouj Kuwait
Distance: 5 km Glow in the Dark Fun Run
Registrations: KD 10 (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @muroujkw (CLICK HERE)

Peak Race / Peak of Al Hamra
Peak Race

Date: 28 April 2018 (Saturday) at 8 am
 Venue: Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait
Distance: 60 Floors (Approx 1500 steps)
Category: Individual (60 Floors), Team Relay (30 Floors Each), Fun Run (5 Floors)
Registrations: KD 15, 30 and 10 Respectively (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @peakrace (CLICK HERE)
Website: http://www.peakrace.com/

Wings for life World Run
Date: 6 May 2018 (Sunday) at 2 pm
 Venue: Boulevard Salmiya, Kuwait
Distance: 30 minutes head start until virtual catcher car catches up
Category: Runners and Wheelchair participants
Registrations: Around KD 7 (23 $US Dollars) (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @wflworldrun (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @boulevardq8 (CLICK HERE)
NOTE: Running the App during the race is necessary (Keep mobile phone charged)

The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants. Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the virtual Catcher Car. Now in it’s fifth year, on May 6, 2018 Wings for Life World Run participants in Kuwait can also run together in Kuwait City. Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run App and join all the other people running until the virtual Catcher Car catches you of course. The race starts at exactly 14:00. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 15 km/hr and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught. 100% of all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.

Wings for Life World Run App features:

- Be part of the global running event 

- Virtual Catcher Car - the moving finish line 
- Use the App to run on Race Day, May 6, 2018 at 11:00 UTC 
- Train using the App
- Your name and result will appear in the Global Result List
- Great for any level: you can set your goal and track your progress
- Audio feedback (choose from 10 languages) during your running sessions
- GPS tracking of your run 
- Share your achievements via your mobile device
- Get a 3-D replay preview of your run and share the full replay with others
- Available in ten languages
- Donate using the App

Ultra Desert Run
Forward Ultra

Date: 7th December 2018, Friday
 Venue: South desert of Kuwait
Distance: 15 km (1/2 Lap), 30 km (1 Lap), 60 km (2 Laps)
Category: Male and Female; Corporate (15km); Fitness & Run Clubs (15/30km)
Tickets: 15 km (KD 15); 30 km (KD 20); 60 km (KD 30)
Registrations: Opens June 2018 (Limited to 500 Runners Only)
Sign up for Early Access Notification to receive registration link
Instagram: @forwardsportsevents (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @forwardsportsevents (CLICK HERE)
Website: http://forwardsportsevents.com/ultramarathon/
Exact Route will be put up 4 months before the event

Race Relay Team
Date: 15th December 2018, Saturday
Distance: 10 Km (4 runners, each 2.5km)
Instagram: @sports.kuwait.ev (CLICK HERE)

Previous Posts
CLICK HERE for a post on Fitness Expo.
CLICK HERE for a post on Previous Marathons in Kuwait.
CLICK HERE for a post on previous Triathlon event in Kuwait.
CLICK HERE for a post on previous Charity run in Kuwait.
CLICK HERE for a post on previous Runq8 Marathon in Kuwait.
CLICK HERE for a post on previous Marathon Ultra in Kuwait.
CLICK HERE for a post on previous Runq8 in Kuwait.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Photography Contests in Kuwait

CLICK HERE in Arabic
Click on the link above to see the rules and to submit the photographs.
CLICK HERE to check an article on the 'CLICK' contest

Grand Photography Contest
Facebook: AlHafizKuwait (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: AlHafizKuwait (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: AlHafizKuwait (CLICK HERE)

Al-Farsi International Kite Festival Photography Contest
Prizes: 1st - KD 600, 2nd - KD 400, 3rd - KD 200, 4th to 6th - KD 100
5 photos can be submitted
Al Farsi International Kite Festival
(22 to 26 February 2018)
Venue: Benaider Road 258
CLICK HERE to see location on Google Maps
Instagram: alfarsikite (CLICK HERE)

Mommy & Me Moment
by Mommy and Me Market
Prizes: Chance to win Al Corniche Club Membership & Multiple service vouchers from Silkor and Everyoung Clinics
Deadline: March 16th Friday at Salwa Sabah Hall, Marina Crescent, Kuwait
Instagram: MommyAndMeMarket (CLICK HERE)

EverydayKwt Photography Contest
(DAI Exhibition)
Last date for submission DEADLINE: (14 April 2018)
Conditions: - Photos must be of high quality, taken by a camera
- Taken in Kuwait and MUST contain a human element
- Email your submissions (max. 10 photos) to everydaykwt@gmail.com 
with the title: DAI Exhibition
Instagram: everydaykwt (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: dai_kuwait (CLICK HERE)
EverydayKwt In collaboration with Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah (Yarmouk Cultural Center) and sponsored by Albumii. Photography exhibition on May 4, 2018.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Kuwait's love for ice and snow

Kuwait's love for cold, snow and ice has always been there, with people making plans to visit Canada, Europe, East Europe (Bosnia, Georgia, etc) and conquering the amazing mountains of Everest, K2 and others. Kuwait had its 1st Outdoor Ice Skating Winter Carnival in 2016 between January 17th and February 13th which showed a lot of  promise with the people attending and spending their Winter and Hala February festival season with the ice skating in the open, restaurants in the oudoors, fun for kids, winter theme, shopping and other attractions. It was called Winter Land (http://www.winterlandkw.com/)

This year 2018 we have many events.
Date: 1st February 2018 until 10th March 2018
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Location: Al-Shaheed Park, Phase 2
Pricing: 2 KD Entrance
Pricing: 6 KD All Day Pass
(Tickets can be bought at event)
Facebook: SnowTownKW (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: SnowTown_KW (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: SnowTownKW (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: SnowTownKW
(Organised by COZMO)
Attractions at the event:
1. Topiary
2. Polar Bear
3. Green Musicians
4. English Man
5. Colorful Musicians
6. Clockman Statue
7. Aerial Heliosphere
8. Mirror Family
9. 3D Painter
10. LED Parade
11. Ice Skating
12. Invisible Man
13. Ice Sculpture

Date: 15th - 16th - 17th February 2018
Location: Kuwait International Fairground Outside Parking H3
Instagram: icevillageexpo (CLICK HERE)
Attractions: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Over 90 different stalls.

Date: 14th December 2017 - 28th February 2018
Time: 9 am to 9 pm (Weekdays) except Thursday till 11 pm
Time: 10 am to 11 pm (Weekends)
Location: KidZania, Level 1, The Avenues Mall
Contact: 22283180
Ticket :
Children ages under 2 years = Free
Children ages between 2-3 = KD 8
Children ages between 4-12 = KD 12
Adults = KD 8
Visitors with disabilities - KD 6
Instagram: kidzaniakuwait (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: KidZaniaKuwait (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: KidZaniaKuwait (CLICK HERE)
Enjoy the Ultimate Winter Wonderland at KidZania with more ice & Chills! Snowfall, skating rink, ice cave and live performances.

Touristic Enterprises Company
#IceSkatingKuwait #TecQ8
Date: Throughout the year
Time: 8:30 am to 10 pm
Location: Kuwait City, Al Soor Street, Mirqab
Entry Ticket Pricing for 1.5 hours :
- KD 3 for per person
- KD 2 for per person for group (of 50 or more)
- KD 0.5 for the child's maid
Instagram: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
The Ice Skating Rink which contains 2 ice rinks was established in March 1980 as part of the Green Fence area in Kuwait City. The Olympic size rink which is 1800 square meters of ice and an arena that can accommodate 1600 viewers. A smaller rink of 800 square meters in size with a 600 seating arena provides ample requirements for people.

Date: Throughout the year
Time: 10 am to 10 pm (Saturday-Wednesday)
Time: 10 am to 11 pm (Thursday-Friday)
Contact: 22277138
Prices per sessions (One hour sessions):
 Session Pass + Skating buddy = KD 8 for 1 hour
Session Pass - KD 6 for 1 hour
Skating buddy = KD 2 for 1 hour
Socks = KD 1
Gloves = KD 1
Location: Level 1, Promenade Mall, Hawally
Instagram: promenadeicekw (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: promenadeicekw (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: promenadeicekw
Enjoy the skating experience on ice surface of 548 square meter and a LED illuminated ice cave with a length of 226 square meters. Promenade ice offers public skating sessions, ice skating lessons and ice rink bookings such as birthday parties, school trips and other events.

Date: Throughout the year
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
One hour sessions
Contact: 22277138
Location: Level M, Jahra Mall, Jahra Industrial Area
Instagram: belowzerokw (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: belowzerokw (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: jahra_mall (CLICK HERE)

#minus_11 #minus11
Restaurant & Cafe (The largest Ice lounge in Kuwait)
Date: Throughout the year
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Contact: 22968166
Location: M1, Tijaria Commercial Tower, Al Soor Street, Kuwait City
Instagram: minus11.kuw (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: minus11.kuw
Twitter: Minus11_k (CLICK HERE)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Golden Age Circus

Touristic Enterprises Company of Kuwait brings Cirque Madona Bouglione's 'The Golden Age Circus' to the people of Kuwait starting from 20/01/2018 (January 2018). It features more than a dozen of the world's finest circus performance acts. (All images courtesy to TEC Kuwait)
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work
WEBSITE: https://circus.kuwaittourism.com
Date: 20/01/2018 until 31/03/2018
Time: Weekdays 1 show (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)
Time: Weekend 2 shows (3 pm - 5 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm)
Venue: Entertainment City, Doha, Kuwait
(Transportation available from Ice skating rink, Al Soor Street, Mirqab, Kuwait City)
The timings for the buses as below (arrive 15 mins before departure time)
Departing Ice Skating Rink at 5 pm
Return Trip departing Circus at 9 pm
For 3 pm Show
Departing Ice Skating Rink at 1:30 pm
Return Trip departing Circus at 5:30 pm
For 7 pm Show
Departing Ice Skating Rink at 5:30 pm
Return Trip departing Circus at 9:30 pm
Ticket pricing
Zone A KD 35
Zone B KD 20
Zone C KD 10
Free Admission for children under the age of two (Without individual seats)

VIP zone KD 80
Zone A KD 45
Zone B KD 30
Zone C KD 20
Free Admission for children under the age of two (Without individual seats)

For more information on the seating arrangements have a look at the seating area below
For information on the history, experience and what is offered for VIP experience.
The date selection while booking
The Trailer for The Golden Age Circus (in English)
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work
CLICK HERE to see Youtube Channel for TEC Kuwait
Touristic Enterprises Company
Instagram: @tecq8 CLICK HERE
Facebook: @Tecq8 CLICK HERE
Twitter: @tecq8 CLICK HERE
Website: www.kuwaittourism.com (opens in Arabic)
CLICK HERE to open in English