Manama, Bahrain: t’azur Company b.s.c. (c), (t’azur), a Takaful (Islamic Insurance) company founded by Unicorn Investment Bank and headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bahrain Road Runners (BRR), have announced that the t’azur Full Bahrain Marathon and Relay will take place on February 19th.
The marathon is the oldest running event in the Middle East and is already in its 33rd year regularly attracting athletes from Bahrain, the region and beyond. Runners can either run the full marathon distance (42.2km) or form teams, each member running a quarter (10.5km). The race will start on February 19th, at 07:00 am at the Novotel Hotel.
“We are pleased to sponsor the 2010 Bahrain Marathon as part of our ongoing efforts to promote health and wellness in the Bahrain community. This race is all about perseverance, innovation and enthusiasm – words that fit t’azur perfectly” said Nick Frei, t’azur Chief Executive Officer.
Khalifa Najim, Chairman of Bahrain Road Runners added, “We are grateful for the sponsorship by t’azur and look forward to a great race day. This year’s event with the support of our main sponsor t’azur would add some flavor and would attract more runners from Bahrain and other GCC countries.”
Bahrain Road Runners is a non- profitable organization that works under the umbrella of the Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA) and is the oldest running club in the region. BRR is made from a mix of both fun and serious runners from beginners to advanced levels of training. BRR boasts a diverse mix of nationalities and cultures. They organize a wide range of running events from a 3 km run up to a full marathon - without forgetting cross-country runs – and the very popular Cross Island (coast to coast) Race. BRR also organizes triathlons, biathlons and duathlons as part of their yearly calendar of events.
For additional information and to registration, please visit www.bahrainroadrunner.com