Zayed Charity marathon 4th edition kicked off today، Friday، in front of Karnak Temple gates، in Luxor، under the slogan "Run for Good" with the participation of nearly 7،000 runners and volunteers، for the benefit of Orman Oncology Hospital.
A number of celebrities، public figures and athletes participated as well.
The participating celebrities and public figures included Bushra، Hani Ramzy، TV anchor Amr El-Lissy، Emirati superstar Ahlam، Nihal Anber، and Manal Salama، who were keen to take selfies of themselves and with their fans as well.
Noteworthy، details of this event came in a news conference held in the Egyptian capital on Sunday، 24 December، 2017، according to Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
The conference came in the presence of Aref Hamad Al Awani، General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council، and Hani Abu Reida، Chairman of the Egyptian Sports Association، Mohamed Bin Hazzam Al Dhaheri، General Secretary of UAE Football Association، and Mahmoud Al Khateeb، Board Chairman of Al Ahly Sports Club.
Abu Dhabi’s vision to host popular sports event fits within the efforts made by Abu Dhabi Sports Council to attract global sports events، and keeping with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan، Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation، Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
The press conference was opened by Mohamed Bin Hazzam Al Dhaheri، General Secretary of UAE Football Association who welcomed the attendees، and congratulated the leaders and people of Egypt on the qualifying of the Egyptian national football team for the finals of the World Cup 2018.
For his part، Hani Abu Reida، Chairman of the Egyptian Sports Association lauded the huge capabilities and abilities of the UAE to host mega international sports events.
“We are proud and delighted to announce hosting the Egyptian football super cup in the UAE for the third time،” Aref Hamad Al Awani، General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council said.
Al Awani praised the brotherly relations between UAE and Egypt. He also announced that the fourth edition of Zayed’s charity marathon will be held in Luxor، Egypt on 19 January 2018.