LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon Silver Jubilee Celebrations to Commence in April
Preparations are underway at Run Jordan for the launch of the 25th Edition of the LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon, which will celebrate its successful journey over the past 25 years.
The Marathon is under the Patronage of HRH Prince Firas bin Ra'ad, President of Run Jordan, and it will welcome runners from 50 different countries across the world. The event aims at encouraging healthy lifestyle and promoting Jordan as both a touristic and sporting destination. In addition, the LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon also aims at encouraging collaborations under the sports umbrella across countries both regionally and internationally.
This year, the LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon and "One World Marathon", which is organized by the American nonprofit organization "One World Strong Foundation", will take place simultaneously to highlight the role that Jordan plays in fighting terrorism and extremisms, as well as the role that sports play in fighting extremism and terrorism.
Based in Boston, USA, "One World Strong Foundation" aims at fostering peaceful relationships between people, as well as accepting others, despite their different backgrounds. The Foundation also speaks out in rejection of terrorism and extreme ideologies, by creating a sense of unity among different people and bringing together the survivors of terrorism, hate crimes and traumatic events. Participating in this worldwide event is from 30 different countries, and the race starts with the LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon, and ends with the Boston Marathon, four days later.
As one of the long-standing supporters of the LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon, "LG Electronics"
"We value our collaboration with LG Electronics on the LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon, as well as the efforts made to ensure that the marathon is a success. Additionally, their support in placing Jordan on the international map for tourism and sporting events has been tremendous over the past 20 years. LG Electronics has also played a major role in enhancing the partnership between public and private sectors in making our events successful, which also falls in line with our goals and strategies,"
The LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon has received great feedback and has successfully attracted a higher number of professional or amateur runners from all over the world. The LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon requires the highest levels of fitness and endurance, especially seeing that it is set to a desert background and takes place at the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea.
The LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon is made up of different segments, including the 50 KM Ultra Marathon (single and relay races) which is the main event of the day. The 21KM Half Marathon, and 10KM race, as well as the children's race make up the remainder of the events. Run Jordan announced that registration for the Marathon starts from March 2019 in Taj Mall, City Mall and Cozmo plus through the website: www.runjordan.com/
It is worth noting that "One World Strong Foundation" has been established by survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Teams from all over the world participate in the One World Marathon, where runners work together on finishing a race of 42KM during this event, which takes place over four days. Registration is open to the public, and participation of youth through schools and colleges is highly encouraged, as well as individual with disabilities. Running distances of participants in the LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon will be counted towards the One World Marathon should they wish to participate, where runners can form bonds and meet other runners from all over the world by sharing experiences and their stories. For more information, please visit: oneworldmarathon.org