With the participation of nearly 10,000 male and female participants from all regions of the Kingdom, the Gulf states and all parts of the world, Prince Saud bin Talal bin Badr – Governor of Al-Ahsa – launched the “Al-Hasa Running Race” today, Saturday.
The race, which is considered “the largest sporting event in the region,” came with the organizational participation of the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Health, the Police and Traffic, and the Saudi Red Crescent Authority.
Prince Saud during the race
Prince Saud stressed the importance of promoting a culture of practicing sports in society, because of its positive impact on human health, as part of the quality of life program, which represents one of the most important pillars of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, indicating that such inspiring sports initiatives aim to preserve the safety of community members and encourage them to exercise. Practicing sports and following a healthy lifestyle, as the governor of Al-Ahsa advanced the contestants, covering 6 km in the amateur category, with the participation of the Secretary of Al-Ahsa, Eng. Issam Al-Mulla, and a number of directors of government agencies, the private sector and businessmen, while the marathon included 6 different age groups, including both sexes, in an enthusiastic atmosphere around Al-Shu’bah Park through its mountainous nature overlooking the palm oasis.
The results of the “Al-Hasa Run” race for the 12 km professional category resulted in Samir Johar winning the first place and the car prize, Dawit Adamasi in the second place, and Anwar Al-Ghouth in the third place.
As for the women’s race, whose numbers exceeded 2,000 participants, and after they covered 6 km, the Ponte Rebutio car came in first place, Fittuma Mubaraki came in second place, and Mariam Awadi came in third place.
In a joyful scene and beautiful social scenes, mothers and guardians gathered around the starting point of the children’s race amidst sounds of encouragement and motivation. In the 6 km amateur category, Rayed Al-Jadaani won first place, Saleh Al-Shaibani ranked second, and Wissam Al-Farbi ranked third.
In addition, the elderly, over the age of 55, had the most beautiful and kind presence in the race, and the winners of the three places were honored, while they were accompanied by people with disabilities, who participated in an enthusiastic atmosphere and a smile topped by love of hope.
During the awarding ceremony, Sarah Al-Mousa, Director of Marketing and Community Partnership and General Supervisor of the Organizing Committee of the “Al-Hasa Run” race, confirmed: “Through the race in its fifth edition, we seek to promote running and spread the concept of sport for all, due to our great awareness that sport is a way to prevent diseases and strokes. It is the second most common cause of death in Saudi Arabia, after heart disease and cancer.
Hasa race running
In turn, Executive Director Malik Al-Mousa said that we launched our slogan “We are racing against time” in order to support stroke patients and to educate all members of society about the importance of the time factor in stroke treatment, and because every second makes a difference and every step makes a difference in the speed of recovery and recovery from stroke. The importance of sports, and its impact on the physical and mental health of the individual.