Al Mouj Mus­cat Marathon to be two-day af­fair in 2018

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Mus­cat- The 2018 Al Mouj Mus­cat Marathon will be a two-day af­fair with the or­gan­is­ers - Mus­cat Road Run­ners, Al Mouj Mus­cat and Oman Sail – hop­ing to build on the suc­cess of last year's event by in­creas­ing the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants.

In a bid to in­crease the par­tic­i­pat­ing num­bers, the or­gan­is­ers an­nounced on Mon­day that the 2018 edi­tion will be held on Jan­uary 18-19 with the ad­di­tion of few more races to the main marathon.

Last year, the marathon had 1,290 par­tic­i­pants, in­clud­ing 246 Oma­nis. The reg­is­tra­tion for the sev­enth edi­tion of the race also opened on Mon­day along with the un­veil­ing of a new logo.

On Jan­uary 18, a Kids Run that will fea­ture three dis­tances for dif­fer­ent age-groups will be held over 1km, 2.5km and 4km.

The next day will fea­ture the full marathon, half marathon and 10km race along with two new cat­e­gories – 5km char­ity fun run and a marathon re­lay.

The marathon re­lay, which aims to at­tract cor­po­rate teams, is open to groups of four to six run­ners for the full 42km course.

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