RAK charity run sees record participation
Ras Al Khaimah, March 1, 2014
The fifth edition of the annual RAK Terry Fox Run held yesterday (February 28), drew a record number of more than 3,000 participants.
People of all ages and nationalities came out for the run, which supports cancer research in the UAE. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah started off the run by firing the starting horn.
The run was set on two 5-km and 3-km tracks at the Al Qawasim Corniche.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saud Al Qasimi, Ross Miller, Consul General of Canada, Brig Gen Mohammad Al Nobi of RAK Police, Maryam Al Shamsi, the associate professor, UAE University, and VIPs from the government authorities were also present.
Cleo Eleazar, PR and Events Manager at Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority (RAK FTZ), and committee member of RAK Terry Fox Run, said, “We are thrilled to see that the event has grown in strength year-on-year, and the contribution has also grown each year. For an event that has been running for the last five years purely organised by a set of volunteers, the charity run has been a great feat!”
Rina Gauer, the committee member of RAK Terry Fox Run, said it was amazing to see so many people turn out on a holiday to support a charity event. "Ras Al Khaimah is a close-knit community and we would like to dedicate the success of this event to the ‘big heart’ of the city," she added.-TradeArabia News Service