Ooredoo, a strong advocate of national sporting excellence, has announced that registration is now open for the highly anticipated Ooredoo Marathon 2024. This annual event, scheduled for Friday, February 16, 2024, is set to bring together over 15,000 participants competing across multiple distances, making it one of Qatar’s most popular sporting events.
In this blog post, we will delve into the details of the marathon, highlighting the different race categories, the partnership with GW Active, the registration process, and the exciting perks awaiting participants.
The Race Categories
The Ooredoo Doha Marathon offers a range of race categories to cater to participants of all ages and abilities. Here are the main race categories:
Full Marathon (42.2KM)
The full marathon is the pinnacle of endurance running, challenging participants to complete a grueling 42.2 kilometers. This race category is open to adult runners seeking the ultimate test of their physical and mental stamina.
Half Marathon (21.1KM)
The half marathon provides a challenging yet achievable distance for participants looking to push their limits. Covering 21.1 kilometers, this race category is suitable for both seasoned runners and those new to long-distance running.
10KM and 5KM Races
For participants seeking shorter distances, the 10KM and 5KM races offer exciting opportunities to showcase their speed and endurance. These race categories are open to adult participants who prefer a faster-paced challenge.
Mini Marathon for Juniors (5KM)
The Ooredoo Doha Marathon also caters to the younger generation through the mini marathon event designed for juniors aged 13-17. Covering a distance of 5 kilometers, this race category encourages young runners to develop their passion for running and embrace an active lifestyle.
1KM Race for Children
To inspire the youngest members of the community, the Ooredoo Doha Marathon offers a 1-kilometer race exclusively for children under the age of 13. This race category allows children to experience the joy of participating in a fun and supportive environment.
Ooredoo Marathon 2024 starting point
Due to ongoing Doha Expo 2023 in Al Bidda Park, the marathon starting point is set to Hotel Park.
Elevating International Standards in Ooredoo Marathon 2024
In its commitment to ensuring the highest quality event, Ooredoo has partnered with GW Active, a renowned UK-based sports agency. This strategic collaboration aims to elevate the Ooredoo Doha Marathon’s profile and ensure it meets stringent international standards.
As a testament to its exceptional quality, the marathon has achieved Gold status on the international marathon schedule. This prestigious designation enables runners to qualify for other international marathon events, including the renowned Boston Marathon.
Registration Process and Discounts
To secure a spot in this exceptional event, participants are encouraged to register online as soon as possible. With a high demand and limited entries available, early registration is essential to avoid disappointment. The official website provides a straightforward entry process that can be easily followed.
Moreover, participants can enjoy a 25% discount on registration fees by signing up four or more runners in a single session, making it an ideal opportunity for groups and teams to participate together.
Exciting Perks for Participants of Ooredoo Marathon 2024
Apart from the exhilarating experience of taking part in the Ooredoo Doha Marathon, registered runners will receive a fantastic goodie bag. This bag will contain a bespoke race t-shirt, a bib number, and a timing chip, ensuring a memorable and professional race experience.
Participants can collect their race packs from designated locations, which will be communicated via the official website and participant emails. The collection period is scheduled from 13th to 15th February 2024, between 3:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
Sabah Rabiah Al Kuwari, the Director of PR, Sponsorship, and CSR at Ooredoo, expresses the organization’s belief in the power of sports to unite communities and inspire greatness. The Ooredoo Doha Marathon is not simply a race; it is a celebration of determination, passion, and the indomitable human spirit.
On February 16, 2024, more than 15,000 participants will come together to shape a healthier, stronger, and more vibrant future for Qatar. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or a young enthusiast, lace up your shoes, embrace the challenge, and join us at the starting line.
To find out more about the Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2024 and register for the event, please visit the official Ooredoo Doha Marathon website.
Website : https://www.ooredoodohamarathon.com/
Remember, race pack collection facilities will not be available on the race day, so make sure to collect your pack during the designated collection period.
Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to be part of the Ooredoo Doha Marathon and make history in Qatar’s sporting landscape.
Frequently Asked Questions for Ooredoo Marathon 2024
How do I register for the Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2024?
To register for the marathon, visit the official Ooredoo Doha Marathon website and follow the easy registration process. Ensure that you sign up early to secure your spot as entries are limited.
What are the race categories available in the Ooredoo Doha Marathon?
The marathon offers several race categories, including the full marathon (42.2KM), half marathon (21.1KM), 10KM race, and 5KM race for adult participants. There is also a mini marathon for juniors aged 13-17 (5KM) and a 1KM race specifically for children under the age of 13.
Can I qualify for international marathon events through the Ooredoo Doha Marathon?
Yes! The Ooredoo Doha Marathon holds Gold status on the international marathon schedule, allowing participants to qualify for prestigious international events such as the Boston Marathon.
Are there any discounts available for group registrations?
Yes, participants can enjoy a 25% discount on registration fees by signing up four or more runners in a single session. It’s a great way to encourage friends, colleagues, or team members to participate together.
What is included in the participant’s goodie bag?
Each registered runner will receive a goodie bag, which includes a bespoke race t-shirt, a bib number, and a timing chip. These items contribute to a memorable and professional race experience.
When and where can I collect my race pack?
Race packs can be collected from designated locations, which will be communicated through the official website and participant emails. The collection period is scheduled from 13th to 15th February 2024, between 3:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
Will there be facilities for pack collection on race day?
No, pack collection facilities will not be available on the race day. Make sure to collect your race pack within the designated collection period to avoid any inconvenience.
Can I participate in the Ooredoo Doha Marathon if I am not a professional runner?
Absolutely! The marathon welcomes participants of all abilities, from seasoned runners to beginners. Whether you’re aiming for a personal best or simply looking to enjoy the experience, the Ooredoo Doha Marathon is open to everyone.
Is there a time limit for completing the marathon?
Yes, there is a time limit for each race category. The specific time limits will be communicated closer to the event date, ensuring a fair and organized race for all participants.
How can I stay updated with the latest information about the marathon?
To stay updated with the latest news, updates, and announcements regarding the Ooredoo Doha Marathon, regularly visit the official marathon website and keep an eye on your participant emails for important communications.
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