The Authority for Community Contributions “Together”, in association with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, announced the launch of the second edition of the “Before Your Way to Good” foot race, which will take place next Saturday on the island of Al Hudayriat in Abu Dhabi. , as part of its efforts to promote community integration in Abu Dhabi.
The race aims to raise awareness of social priorities in Abu Dhabi through a sporting activity that engages the community.
Proceeds from the race go to support priorities related to older people, such as one of the top social priorities identified by the Department of Community Development’s Quality of Life Survey in Abu Dhabi.
The “Together” Authority invites members of Abu Dhabi society of all ages to participate in this sporting event, during which it will ensure full compliance with the precautionary measures followed against Covid-19, and also urges various government and private institutions and companies to encourage their employees to participate, since those who wish may participate in the registry through the link:
Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “We are pleased to partner with the Community Contributions Authority, Ma’an, to organize this race, which will take place on Al Hudayriat Island, as the ideal destination for holding sports activities, events and competitions in Abu Dhabi.”
He added: “Be good in your own way” is part of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s guidelines in support of various community initiatives and events, and this partnership reflects our continued commitment to making sport a form and pattern of daily life. in Abu Dhabi. , in a way that supports the quality of life index in the emirate.
The “Previo al Bien a Tu Estilo” event is part of the “Social Investment Fund” axis of the “Ma’an” organization, where the race is designed to enhance social cohesion and encourage participation in support of social issues through sport and a healthy lifestyle.
For his part, Khalid Al Rumaithi, Director of the Resources Department of the Ma’an Community Contributions Authority, said: “We are proud to organize this event for the second consecutive year in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, where we are stakeholders adopt different themes annually that enhance our ability to support innovative initiatives and programs aimed at addressing Abu Dhabi’s social priorities.
He added: “Everyone is invited to participate, whether they are community members of different age groups personally or through coordination with government and private institutions and companies that wish to enhance the positive and sustainable impact of their employees on the Abu Dhabi community. , since they are part of it. .”
He said: “Last year, we made generous contributions to help save the lives of patients in need of organ transplants, and this year we aim to support innovative solutions that address the challenges faced by older people in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. , especially their feeling of isolation, limited social interaction and the attempt to find effective roles in retirement, as well as training them to deal with digital communication technologies”.
The running event will be held “Forward Forever in Your Style” in four categories, namely: 1km category, 3km category, 5km category and 10km category, while a special track suitable for Determination people wheelchair users and the elderly will be allocated with a distance of 1 Km. Participants of all age groups can choose to move at their own pace within the path that stretches through a series of scenic areas and ends near the 321 Sports Center on Al Hudayriat Island.
It is worth noting that the topics addressed in the race are chosen based on a set of social priorities established by the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development.