Egypt Proudly hosts Cairo Half Marathon for the 3rd year next April 17th.
December 2012 was the first Cairo Runners hit Cairo with only 60 runners leaded by Cairo Runners founder Ibrahim Safwat. Now after almost 3 years Cairo Half Marathon will tour Cairo starting from Masr El Gdeda (Heliopolis).
Cairo Runners is the first running initiative to actually take place in Cairo challenging the society’s restrictions along side with the air pollution, traffic and Egyptian mind set. Hope, determination and dream are the motives that transformed that idea to what it is now, weekly event taking place every Friday in a different neighborhood. The Cairo Runners starts their season with a route of 4 km and each week they add up 1 km till they reach their peak and end of their season with their biggest event of the year, Cairo Half Marathon.
The team includes brothers, amateurs and athletes. This team succeeded in gathering more than 2500 runners every Friday morning to take control over Cairo and spread the healthy happy atmosphere.
Proudly Cairo Runners now is the talk of social media and pictures of Cairo Half Marathon participants invaded Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #BeatTheStreet. The countdown for the marathon has already started and volunteers as well as participants cannot wait to start their run. The marathon varies between running 21 km, 7km and the 1km family run. The initiative succeeded in gaining themselves a number of respectable sponsors like Reebok, Qatari National Bank (QNB), Peugeot, Oppo and Al Nahar Channel. They didn’t forget about the entertaining part of the day and brought the amazing Wust El-Balad band to sing their best songs at the end of the run.
Tickets will be available at Reebok stores at City Stars, Cairo Festival City and Lebanon Square with Cairo Runners T-shirts. The Cairo Half Marathon participants vary between amateurs and professional athletes. Their event organizer is Kites Egypt carrying the same spirit of Cairo Runners. It is a unique company of innovative entertainment concepts founded in 2011, specialized in activity providing, trips and event management with a vision of changing the entertainment culture starting from Egypt to cover the MENA region in near future.