Mohamed Abdullatif bin Jalal, President of the Bahrain Athletics Association, extended his deepest thanks and gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the great King of the country, may God protect and preserve him, for His Majesty’s patronage of the Bahrain Royal Night Half Marathon race, which was held last Friday with great success and with wide participation from various male and female runners around the world.
Bin Jalal Confirmed the Royal Sponsorship of the Race 3rd Edition
This was the main factor behind the success of the event and its appearance in a decent and distinguished manner, and it is an embodiment of the great support and care given by His Majesty, may God protect and preserve him, to the youth and sports movement and the continuation of His Majesty’s interest in athletics, which is the proud of the royal patronage that constitutes the greatest incentive to develop the game and achieve more successes and the gains.
Bin Jalal expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Vice President of the General Sports Authority, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Under Secretary of Cabinet Affairs and Vice President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, and His Highness Prince Nawaf bin Mohammed Al Saud, Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, their Highnesses’ attendance at the race and honoring the champions, is a continuation of the unlimited support for various sports federations n general and the Athletics Association particularly. Such proud of the support and interest that has resulted in the achievement of many historical triumphs and the distinguished hosting of many sports competitions, the most recent of which was the Royal Night Half Marathon race.
Bin Jalal expressed his great pride in the success of the race in terms of the number of participants, which exceeded 1000 athletes and the presence of a group of record holding runners and world and Olympic champions.
Bin Jalal extended his sincere thanks and appreciation to all the committees working in the competition, the sponsoring companies, various media outlets, and all the participating runners, all of whom had a prominent impact in achieving this organizational success, which is added to Bahrain’s successes in hosting the largest sporting events in athletics, stressing that organizing this race gave Bahrain experience in holding half marathon races, which paves the way for hosting larger championships depending on advanced potential and capabilities.
Nawaf bin Mohammed: Success is not Strange to Bahrain
Prince Nawaf bin Mohamed Al Saud, Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, praised the great success achieved by the 3rd edition of Bahrain Royal Night Half Marathon, which was organized by the Bahrain Athletics Association, and said, “The success of the organization is not strange to Bahrain, and this distinction that we see in the organization of Bahraini Athletics Association reflects Bahraini excellence in organizing various sporting events, and we are happy with this race and the wide participation it witnessed, exceeding the barrier of a thousand runners, male and female, from various countries of the world.”
Prince Nawaf added, “Running is a culture from which we learn to practice sports, and it is not limited to professional runners, that is what we realize in the race with the participation of amateurs from different countries of the world, and it is a success that is added to the series of successes accomplished by Bahrain and achieved by the Bahrain Royal Night Half Marathon race, as well as “These races have a great social impact.”
The Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations stressed the necessity of continuing such races to discover talents under the supervision of coaches and technicians, and this is not limited to Bahrain but to all parts of the world
Mohamed Abdulaziz: We plan to increase the number of participants
Mohamed Abdulaziz, Director of the National Athletics Teams, revealed that the association is planning to increase the number of participants in the upcoming editions of the Bahrain Royal Night Half Marathon, after the success achieved by this year’s race. Abdulaziz said, “After the wide participation and great demand for registration by runners and those wishing to participate.” We plan to increase the number of participants in the upcoming editions, especially with the fame and popularity of the race, and this is evidence of Bahrain’s success in organizing the race.”
Abdulaziz added, “The general impression was positive, and everyone expressed their satisfaction and pleasure with the organization and general atmosphere of the race, which is what the Association desires to achieve.”
The director of the national teams confirmed that this edition witnessed significant development compared to the first and second editions, and said, “In each edition, the association works to develop the race and avoid negatives hints, and the last race witnessed perfect organization and we look for the best in the upcoming editions.”