Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kuwait Charity Run 2013

Photo courtesy of Kuwait Charity Run
UPDATE (01/12/2013): The Kuwait Charity Run Team has informed that the event has been postponed and will be announcing later. The source of the information is from their official Instagram account.
Photo Courtesy of Kuwait Charity Run on Instagram.

UPDATE (11/10/2013):  New date has been announced. The Kuwait Charity Run will take place on 25th January 2014, Saturday.

Kuwait Charity Run has announced the date for their 10k and 21k (half marathon) run. The date has been announced for 30th November 2013 at 8 am. For more information, check their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Other Marathon race taking place in November 2013 is RunQ8 2013 10k.

Previous post on last year's marathon, CLICK HERE.

The Route Map is below. (CLICK HERE to go to source website)
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Charity Run.

Monday, June 17, 2013

RunQ8 2013 10K Marathon

Photo Courtesy to RunQ8

UPDATE (02/12/2013): RunQ8 being covered by the Print Media. CLICK HERE for the article by 'The Times' - Kuwait's weekly news magazine. The Arabic Newspaper Al-Anba also had a article about it, CLICK HERE (in Arabic) to view it. To view pictures go to the Facebook site of RunQ8.
Prizes for the for the first few winners. Photo Courtesy to RunQ8 on Facebook
UPDATE (01/12/2013): RESULTS for the race are out. More than 1024 people attended the race. 690 people finished the race. Of the 690, 398  were men and 292 were women. The fastest time to complete the race was 36:01 mins. CLICK HERE to see the Race Details and CLICK HERE to see the race results.

UPDATE (29/11/2013): Approximately 1000 runners had already registered and for whom all the race kits were prepared. With the overwhelming response of many people showing interest in joining the RunQ8 event and also the limitation of race kits, RunQ8 is setting up a lane tomorrow morning 30/11/2013 dedicated to SAME DAY FUN RUN REGISTRATIONS which will start registering from 7 am. (No Race kits or bib number will be provided including medals on the race day).

FSRI has been able to get UN Goodwill Ambassador, Actor and Comedian, Dawood Hussain, as guest of honour and co-master of ceremony during the RunQ8 race.

UPDATE (27/11/2013): RunQ8 has prepared the Race Kits and these will be available from Marina Crescent on the following days. Participants can also collect their BIB number and race program from the RunQ8 volunteers.
  • Thursday, November 28 from 4pm - 7pm.
  • Friday, November 29 from 10am - 2pm
Photo Courtesy of RunQ8 Facebook
UPDATE (26/11/2013): Today is the last day for registering for the RunQ8 2013 (CLICK HERE for going to online registration process). If ones misses the registration process, they can do so on the day of the race in the morning (30th November 2013). There is an article in the daily, Kuwait Times about the mainly about FSRI (objective of RunQ8) and also about RunQ8. CLICK HERE to read about the article.

UPDATE (13/11/2013): Warm up exercises at 8:30am on 30th November 2013. Official Race time: 9am. Location: Marina Crescent green area beside Starbucks. (CLICK HERE to check source). (Registration packs will be available for pick up prior to race day and on the morning of the run). Manual Registration: Contact 25720338.

UPDATE (11/10/2013): New date has been announced. The Run Q8 10K will take place on 30th November 2013, Saturday.

RunQ8 2013 registrations have begun. The race takes place on 2nd November 2013. The Registrations have just started and the Early bird registration for the first 300 participants are KD 10 ( US $ 35 approx.). The regular registration charges are KD 12 (US $ 42 approx.). Pro Vision Sport Management are incharge of the event. RunQ8 has a Facebook and Twitter account also. Click Here for official website of RunQ8.

For registrations CLICK HERE. Definitely go through the terms and conditions before signing up. RunQ8 2013 is a 10 km Marathon held in Kuwait on Gulf Road. For my previous year post CLICK HERE.

Photo Courtesy to RunQ8

UPDATE (18/11/2013): RunQ8 is gearing up for the 30th November 2013 marathon. They are inviting everyone to drop by for the event and also participate. One can walk or even stroll to the finish line. The emphasis is on the objective, "FSRI's Children's Rehabilitation Initiative in Kuwait".
Facebook: RunQ8
Twitter: @RunQ8official
Instagram: FSRI

Photo Courtesy to RunQ8