UncategorisedMore than 1,000 sign up for Olympic Day

September 11, 20190

?The 2015 Olympic Day, which Bahrain is celebrating on June 12, will see more than 1,000 athletes from Bahrain and other regional countries in the walking and running races to be held as part of the event at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
It will be organized in cooperation with the Bahrain Road Runners, whose chairman Khalifa Al Najem said the races will comprise a variety of four races. The first will be open for six to 8 years and covers 400 metres.
Other races will be open for 9-10 years and is over 800m, a 1.5km will be for 12-14 years athletes, while the fourth category race will be over 5km and is open for those aged from 15 years and above.
Online registration (www.bahrainroadrunners.com) for the races will be open until today (Monday, June 8) at 11.30pm, but participants can still sign up on Friday at 4pm at the Bahrain International Circuit.
According to Al Najem, 8 prizes in total will be presented to the top three in the junior section, while the top 10 in the senior race will be
The Olympic Day is celebrated all over the world on June 23 every year, but the Bahrain Olympic Committee decided to hold it 11 days earlier as it clashes with the Month of Ramadan.
It is a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s 3 pillars: Move, Learn and Discover.
It will be held under the patronage of the personal representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

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