NREC hosts Gulf Bank 642 Marathon at Souq Sharq
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.