Event attracts more runners than ever across four courses
Qatar Airways Official Airline Partner, Gold Sponsor of Doha Marathon
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Dhaka : Qatar Airways has been the Official Airline Partner and Gold Sponsor of the Ooredoo Doha Mara-thon, which took place at the Museum of Isla-mic Art (MIA) Park on Janu-ary 11, says a press release.
Now in its seventh year, the annual event featured four courses suitable for all abilities of runners, including a full marathon, half-marathon, 10km and 5km route, as well as a special children's 3km and 1km fun run. Funds raised by entry fees will be donated to a range of worthy charities across Qatar.
Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways said, "The Ooredoo Doha Marathon is a wonderful example of Qatar Airways' commitment to celebrating sport as a means of bringing people together. As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we are thrilled to once again have supported this annual event which not only encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle, but also raises funds for a range of worthy charities throughout the country."
Waleed Al-Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar said, "As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is a big supporter of activities and events that encourage people to have a healthy lifestyle and be active. The annual Ooredoo Doha Marathon is a great opportunity for us all to get fit and run as a community."
"This year's event was especially successful, as it saw the highest number of participants yet and brought together runners from across Qatar to compete for a great cause and show their commitment to fitness and health. We thank everyone who participated in this exciting event and congratulate all winners." he added.
Qatar Airways has an extensive sponsorship portfolio with premier sporting clubs around the world. In May 2017, Qatar Airways announced a groundbreaking sponsorship deal with FIFA, which saw the award-winning airline become the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022.
The partnership, one of the biggest sporting sponsorships in the world, will give Qatar Airways extensive marketing and branding rights at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. The agreement also sees Qatar Airways become the Official Airline Partner of the 2019 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, and the FIFA eWorld Cup.
In addition to its existing partnership with the German football club giants FC Bayern München AG, for which it is a Platinum Partner, Qatar Airways also recently revealed multi-year sponsorship agreements with Italian football club AS Roma, for which it is the Official Jersey Sponsor, and with Argentinian football club Boca Juniors, for which it is the Official Jersey Sponsor.
Last year, the airline announced that it is the Official Global Airline Partner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the team's home, Barclays Center, the Brooklyn, New York venue that hosts many of the world's most exciting entertainment and sporting events.
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of around 160 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.