Big cheers for participants in women’s races in Jeddah | HalaWallah
A public women’s operating occasion is an uncommon sight in the Kingdom. Many women’s races have been held in the previous few years however privately, they usually have been restricted to sure universities and colleges not like this one, which was carried out on a metropolis stage.
The race was held in a totally geared up sports activities surroundings and women had been free to put on regular sports activities fits, because it was an all-female occasion.
The marathon fence was lined with black satin to take care of the participants’ privateness.
The occasion, organized by Activity Team and Petromin Corp. and supported by the Saudi Mass Participation Federation, aimed to introduce the Saudi neighborhood to sports activities and encourage extra folks to take part in the forthcoming occasions.
There was a male operating occasion in the morning on the identical place, which was attended by males of all ages, and an opportunity for folks with particular wants (in wheelchairs) to take part from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Access to the race was free for all of the viewers.
More than 350 feminine participants gathered in the KASC round 5 p.m. They had been divided into three teams, as follows:
1. 4km group, youngsters from eight to 13
2. 8km group, youngsters from 14 to 17
three. 20km group, ladies between 18 and 60
Winner of the youngsters’s group race, Lara Al-Saggaf, 12, who was awarded a PlayStation3, instructed Arab News: “I’m so happy. I challenged myself to reach the endpoint.”
Winner of the second race, Nadimah Abu Alaineen, 17, who received SR2,000 ($533), stated: “It’s more than great to feel the spirit of the audience who were cheering for me.”
Arwaa Al-Amoodi, who received the third and longest race, instructed Arab News: “I am glad to win this race. I am actually a fitness coach.”
King Abdul Aziz Stadium and Al Wehda Club (a multi-sports membership staff from Makkah) will host the primary women’s marathon in Makkah on April 6 beneath the patronage of the General Authority for Sport and the president of the Saudi Federation of Community Sports, Princess Reema bint Bandar.
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