UAE based Emirates NBD bank will host the 2022 edition of its annual ‘Unity Run’ on November 19 at Dubai Design District.
The Emirates NBD Unity Run is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Sports Council and chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination and organised under the umbrella of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Community Sports Initiative.
Led by the banking group’s flagship advocacy platform #TogetherLimitless, the run aims to promote diversity and the social inclusion of people of determination in the UAE. It is open to children and adults of all abilities and ages and offers free entry to people of determination as well as their friends and family.
The event will include a three-kilometre fun walk as well as five-kilometre and ten- kilometre timed runs. Participants can choose to run, walk, use wheelchairs, or push strollers towards the finish line. There will be special spot prizes for the three kilometre walk and trophies for the top three rankings in the races with finisher certificates for all.
The Unity Run supports two major UAE institutions for children and young people of determination; Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities and Senses Residential and Day Care Centre, as well as Emirates Red Crescent.
Moadh Bukhash, chief marketing officer, Emirates NBD Group said,
“As part of our long-term commitment to the inclusion of people of determination, we are pleased to continue to support the Unity Run for the sixth year. We are delighted to enable this inclusive initiative that unites people across all walks of life in the UAE to come together and support a common cause.”
Ali Omar, director of Sports Events Department at Dubai Sports Council, said,
“The Unity Run’s proceeds will be allocated to support Al Noor Centre for People of Determination, Senses Residential and Day Care Centre and the Emirates Red Crescent. This event also confirms the role of the Dubai Sports Council in spreading awareness of the importance of exercising and physical activity among all sectors of society by supporting sports events.”
Ruth Dickinson, event director & managing partner, FittGroupMe concluded,
"the event is included in the annual 30×30 Dubai Fitness Challenge and taking part is a fun way to participate in the challenge whilst supporting people of determination and the cause for inclusion. Dubai Design District as our new venue, is an exciting new development with the walk and run routes taking in the fabulous views of Downtown Dubai.”
For more information or to register for the Emirates NBD Unity Run 2022: http://unityrun.ae/registration.html
News Source: Gulf Business