In line with its vision to position the emirate as a sports host city and encourage partnership with the private sector
Ajman Tourism organizes the first indoor running race
Ajman, 26 July 2021
The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) is launching the first indoor run in the emirate under the name “City Center Ajman Indoor Run’’ on Friday 30 July 2021 in partnership with City Center Ajman and organized by Endurance Sports Services. The race is part of ATDD’s strategy to support and encourage sports, wellness, healthy lifestyles; and arrange all kinds of activities and events in an effort to promote diverse touristic products in Ajman.
The race which takes place inside City Center Ajman aims to encourage collective sports and spread awareness on the importance of sports for adopting a healthy lifestyle in the community, promote the culture of individual sports and attract youths for a new generation of athletes, in addition to initiating and developing partnerships with the private sector to enrich sporting tourism in the emirate.
All citizens aged 8 to 50+ can participate in this race which will grant 84 winners special medals (gold, silver, bronze) bearing the emblems of the race and the emirate of Ajman.
In line with The Ajman Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster team, all Covid-19 precautions and measures will be taken before, during, and after the race, where an individual starting system will be adopted to respect social distancing, participants above the age of 16 will be required to submit a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours from the race day (participants below 15 are exempted from submitting any PCR test result), and all participants’ temperatures will be checked prior to their admission to the racing premises to ensure that no crowded places are formed.
Saud Aljasmi, Director of Events Department at the ATDD, stated that: “The Ajman Tourism Development Department was keen to organize this indoor running event for its significance in highlighting and promoting the sports and leisure recreations and the touristic attractions that Ajman boasts, and providing the right environment to motivate all individuals to practice sports and adopt it as a lifestyle.”
Aljasmi added that the emirate of Ajman proved its capacity in organizing and hosting various types of recreational, sporting, and cultural events, which contributed in reinforcing its position on the local and international tourism map, and increased confidence in the tourism product offered to its visitors.
Furthermore, Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Managing Director of the UAE Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, acknowledged the role City Center Ajman plays towards its community by supporting big sporting events that involve large number of participants, and pointed out to the importance of such indoor races in preserving an active lifestyle for people, overcoming the hot weather, as well as promoting the recreational and touristic landmarks and facilities across the emirate.
This event is held with the support and participation of City Center Ajman as the title sponsor, organized by Endurance Sports Services, Amina Hospital for the required medical support, in addition to Pocari Sweat, Happiest Nation Volunteering Team, National Emergency Response Volunteer Programme – Sanid, and Sharjah Triathlon Team.
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