Ooredoo, a steadfast supporter of athletic events for many years, has released information on the renowned Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2023, which will be on the World Athletics global calendar.
The Qatar Marathon, which was first conducted in 2013 and is intended to inspire Qataris to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, has grown to become one of the most eagerly awaited athletic occasions in Qatar, with more than 18,000 runners participating throughout the years. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the race, cheer on the runners, and take in the vibrant entertainment that is provided. The event is very popular with spectators.
Date of the event
Ooredoo, a steadfast supporter of athletic events for many years, has released information on the renowned Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2023, which will be on the World Athletics worldwide schedule. The 11th iteration of the competition, which is widely regarded as one of the most well-attended athletic events in Doha, is being planned in collaboration with the Qatar Athletic Federation and is expected to take place on January 20th, 2023. On November 2, 2022, a news conference was held in Ooredoo Tower in West Bay, Doha, when information was released. Along with senior Ooredoo and Qatar Athletic Foundation personnel, event ambassador and Qatari athlete Mutaz Barshim attended.
Participation of elite athletes
The event this year is expected to draw thousands of runners from at least 80 different countries, including some of the best elite athletes in the world. Mohcin Outalha of Morocco, Yohans Mekasha, Hiribo Shano, and Abiyote Abinet of Ethiopia, as well as Desi Jisa Mokonin of Bahrain and Ebsite Tilahun of Ethiopia in the women’s race, have all been confirmed thus far. Aspiring runners of all abilities from Qatar’s athletic community and families prepared for an active day out will join the elite athletes.
The Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2023 offers a variety of distances, from a 1-kilometer kids’ race to the full 42-kilometer marathon. It also has the AlAdaam category for runners from Qatar, which offers rewards for top finishers. The entire prize pool will exceed QR500,000 for all categories. A new, improved course will minimize excessive lapping while passing by some of Doha’s most famous attractions. Participants with impairments will be able to complete all distances up to and including 21.1km, and roads will be closed for the whole six hours of the race. Al Bidda Park will host a specialized race village with a tonne of family-friendly activities.
The award-winning loyalty program of Ooredoo, Nojoom, will be integrated into the event this year, making it possible for Nojoom members to use their Nojoom Points to purchase admission. The use of recycled materials in all event handouts, including medals, t-shirts, and bags, is a brand-new development for 2023 in line with Ooredoo’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.