Mark the date for the fun run that raises funds for children with special needs. RunKuwait is a charity run that we have become familiar with over the years, however it is a run that continually needs our support. RunKuwait is back this year and offers the perfect opportunity for you, your family and friends to join a fun run or walk and in turn, support children with special needs.
The nouveau or amateur runner can participate in the 5KM distance and the more serious, professional athlete can opt for the 10KM run which will kick off from The Scientific Center on November 10th. At the end of the day, however, it doesn’t matter if you run, or walk—as long as you get your body moving for a cause.
Last year, one of our very own bazaarites broke her personal record and ran the 5KM in just over half an hour! As for the rest of us? Well, we made a morning out of it and did the 5KM walk. You never know, we might beat our personal best records this year and all end up running the 10KM. Here at bazaar, we love us a challenge and once we’ve put our competitive hats on—that’s it!
More than 2,300 participants from all walks of life showed up for last year’s run. Starting nearby Pearl Marzouq in Salmiya, it was such an amazing sight to witness all the participants get ready for the race.
At the end of the day, not only did they race, but they also greatly contributed towards the treatment of children with special needs at the Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center (CERC), founded by Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network (FSHN).
Last year’s successful event raised awareness about CERC as well as the different medical services offered to the children. More importantly, it raised funds for the actual treatment of the children. The previous run recorded a total of 795 fully funded treatment sessions for children with special needs.
RunKuwait have set an even higher bar for themselves this year. They hope to offer more treatment sessions at CERC for vulnerable children with special needs. They have total faith in the individual supporters and generous sponsors in the community that have always been, and continue to be, instrumental in getting to the finish line. On your marks! Get Set! GO!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November the 10th. Register now at runkuwait.org. Participants that register before the 10th of October 2018 will be entitled to the early bird discount. RunKuwait also welcomes both large and small sponsors and donors who would like to give back to their community. For more information, visit @RunKuwait on Instagram and Facebook or call 2572 0338.