Muscat – Over 6500 runners have booked their place for the annual Al Mouj Muscat Marathon which is scheduled to take place on February 11-12 next year.
This is a major response since registrations opened at the end of September.
‘The positive response is a clear indication that excitement levels are incredibly high for Oman’s most popular sporting event,’ said a press statement.
There are five different categories to choose from this year, ranging from full and half marathons of 42.5km and 21.1km respectively, to 5km and 10km runs and a kids’ run of 1km, 2km and 3km.
Each course has been designed with different fitness and experience levels in mind, ensuring there are opportunities for runners of all ages to be a part of Oman’s biggest race.
The 2022 edition of Oman’s most popular sporting event is supported by brand ambassadors Ali al Habsi; and legendary Omani goalkeeper and renowned television host, Ibtihal al Zadjali.
‘Both of whom will be taking part in the race themselves and encouraging runners from across Oman and the GCC region to join them,’ said the statement.
“People across the country have recognised the important role that leading a healthy and active lifestyle can have on their wellbeing. Registering for the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon can support body and mind by setting goals, committing to a routine, and rising to the challenge,” said Sayyid Aymen al Busaidi, vice chairman of Sabco Group, organisers of the upcoming edition of the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon.
“The return of this iconic event offers an opportunity to join thousands of others from around the world and reconnect with a passionate community of athletes, friends, and colleagues through sport,” he added.
Nasser bin Masoud al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat, said that his organisation was proud to host Al Mouj Muscat Marathon for the sixth year running. “One of our pillars is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle, which coincides with this exciting event. We greatly look forward to delivering even more great moments for participants, spectators, and visitors.”
Free public training sessions are being held over a 10-week period to help runners improve their fitness, learn warm-up and cool down techniques, and receive nutrition advice. The sessions will take place every Friday until the race.
The organisers said that the registration for the event is open with attractive pricing options available. There are also opportunities for volunteers to help on-site during the two-day event.
For more information and registration, one may visit www.muscatmarathon.om