NREC hosts Gulf Bank 642 Marathon at Souq Sharq

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Na­tional Real Es­tate Com­pany (NREC), one of the lead­ing real es­tate com­pa­nies in the Mid­dle East and North Africa (MENA), hosted yes­ter­day the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon with huge num­ber of par­tic­i­pants at Souq Sharq Water­front de­vel­op­ment.

The race com­prised four stages: Fam­ily Fun Run (5km), Souq Run (10km), Half Marathon (21km), and Full Marathon (42km), thus of­fered those who just want to en­joy a run in the city or se­ri­ous ath­letes want­ing to fin­ish a full marathon the chance to par­tic­i­pate and com­pete. The race was held on Novem­ber 19 from 7.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. where mone­tary prizes rang­ing from KD90 to KD900 were given to the top three win­ners of each race.

The Gulf Bank Marathon 642’s name is de­rived from the num­ber of mus­cles in the hu­man body and is the first marathon in Kuwait to be cer­ti­fied by the As­so­ci­a­tion of In­ter­na­tional Marathons and Dis­tance Races (AIMS). The 42km race started and fin­ished at NREC’s Souq Sharq de­vel­op­ment af­ter pass­ing through sev­eral fa­mous land­marks in Kuwait City such as Souq Mubarakiya, Grand Mosque, Kuwait Tow­ers, and parts of the Gulf Road.

NREC CEO, Sa­muel Sidiqi, said: “We thank Gulf Bank for choos­ing our Souq Sharq Water­front de­vel­op­ment to hold its 642 Marathon, the first AIMS cer­ti­fied marathon in Kuwait. We at NREC are ad­vo­cates of pro­mot­ing a health­ier and more ath­letic life­style, in ad­di­tion to al­ways sup­port­ing ini­tia­tives that en­cour­age this life­style.”

Of­fer­ing a range of ev­ery­thing for every­one, the Souq Sharq Water­front re­mains one of the most vis­ited sites in Kuwait and a great venue for out­door events such as Gulf Bank’s 642 Marathon. Souq Sharq houses three dis­tin­guished of­fer­ings: The Shop­ping Cen­ter, which is home to a wide se­lec­tion of re­tail brand names, restau­rants, cafes and en­ter­tain­ment cen­ters; The Fish and Veg­etable Mar­ket, where the blend of old and new stands as a tes­ta­ment to a his­tor­i­cal record of qual­ity, fresh­ness and a vi­brant econ­omy; and fi­nally the Na­tional Yacht Club and Ma­rina, of­fer­ing a gate­way for fish­ing ves­sels as well as ac­com­mo­dat­ing hun­dreds of pri­vate yacht docks.

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