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Children’s Race of Samsung Amman Marathon concludes

By Roufan Nahhas - Oct 22,2016 - Last updated at Oct 23,2016

Kids take-off at the start of the Samsung Amman Marathon on Friday (Photo courtesy of Run Jordan)

AMMAN — The Children’s Race of the 8th Samsung Amman Marathon concluded on Friday with the participation of 2,700 children representing various schools in the Kingdom.

There where more than 500 children from the Junior Runners Programme participated in the Children’s Race for free, representing the various governorates where this programme is successfully being implemented. 

Lina Kurd, Run Jordan General Manager, told The Jordan Times that this programme is an excellent initiative.

“The programme is one of Run Jordan’s new activities that was established to improve the health of children by providing them the tools, motivation, and support to live happier, healthier lifestyles,” she said.

“It also promotes long-distance running at both private and government schools all through the Kingdom, a sport we saw that is very popular among students, that is why we believe that empowering boys and girls aged 6-12 to achieve things that they never thought possible is a great idea,” she added.

Each year there is an increasing in the number of children participating in the Samsung Amman Marathon Children’s Race, which is a healthy indication that we are facilitating a healthy change in our kids’ attitude towards sports in general and running in particular, Kurd said.

“This in turn will make our vision at Run Jordan a reality in creating a nation of healthy athletes who will bring glory to our Kingdom. We encourage families to join us and take advantage of this great opportunity to start a tradition of regular physical activity that is fun, exciting, rewarding and great for self-confidence,” she added.

Prizes were distributed to winners while all participants received medals for finishing the race.

HH Princess Dana Firas, deputised for HH Prince Firas Bin Raad, Run Jordan chairman.

Children’s Race results:

6-8 years                                                                             
Males                                                               Females                                          
Mahmoud Tumaizi 9:18:11m                          Malak Abu Salem 9:20:13m               
Qasem Tabaa’ 9:18:36m                                 Sewar Weshah 9:20:46m                      
Saleh Karajah 9:19:16m                                  Razan Mahmoud 9:21:30m

9-11 years                                                                            
Males                                                               Females                                           
Suleiman Abu Shabab 9:17:06m                    Ayat Shatnawi 9:18:08m                     
Yousef Hlayyel 9:17:08m                               Laila Tabaa’ 9:18:08m                      
Odeh Fakhoury 9:17:14m                               Yara Saleh 9:18:10m

12-14 years                                                                          
Males                                                               Females                                            
Mubarak al Da’ajah 9:16:17m                        Nasiba Oshaibat 9:17:33m    
Hamzeh Rahhal 9:16:35m                              Hanan Oshosh 9:17:58m             
Mohammad Gtaish 9:16:53m                         Karma Al Aloul 9:17:58m

 

 

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