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Doha Bank announces the 11th edition of Al Dana Green Run

Thousands expected for Qatar’s largest community run which will take place on January 16 at Aspire Zone

Doha Bank, the largest private commercial bank in Qatar, today announced that the 11th edition of its Al Dana Green Run will take place on 16 January 2016 at the Aspire Zone.

One of the largest and most widely attended community events in Qatar, the 3-km run is organized annually by Doha Bank with the aim of enhancing environmental awareness and promoting a healthier lifestyle among members of the local community.

The 2016 edition of Al Dana Green Run will see men, women, and children from all over Qatar join hands in support of a cleaner, greener, and healthier world. To ensure maximum participation, Doha Bank has split the competition into 10 categories, thus opening the doors for people from various social segments, age groups and fitness levels to take part in the event.

Exciting cash prizes await the winners in each of the 10 categories as well as lucky members of the audience.

“As the longest running and most successful community run in Qatar, Al Dana Green Run has evolved into a must-do fixture that families and individuals all across the city have developed an emotional connect with and look forward eagerly to each year,” said Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank.

“This annual event contributes to the overarching objectives of Qatar’s national campaign ‘Go Green Qatar’ and reinforces Doha Bank’s commitment to advance the development of a sustainable green economy through organizing sports events and social programs that play an instrumental role in reaching out to various communities in Qatar,” he added.

“Over the years we have witnessed a steady increase in the number of participants at Al Dana Green Run, with last year’s event attracting over 2,500 runners, leading it to be officially crowned by the Qatar Olympic Committee as the largest event of its kind in the country. We are determined to deliver an even more sparkling edition this year and ensure that all participants have a rewarding, memorable and fun-filled experience,” he further added.

Al Dana Green Run’s growing popularity can be traced to its appeal as the perfect family event, offering the chance to every member of the family to get involved and enjoy a pleasant outdoor day, whether they are taking part in the run or simply supporting their friends and families while enjoying complimentary refreshments and entertainment.

Livening up the event further this year will be a slew of raffle draws that provide participants and even the spectators the chance to win exciting cash prizes and many more rewards.

Considered to be the biggest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event in Qatar, Al Dana Green Run takes its name from Doha Bank’s Al Dana Savings Scheme, the premier savings program of its kind in Qatar which offers customers the chance to win life-changing cash prizes. Through the Al Dana Green Run, Doha Bank seeks to encourage people to save resources, just as they save in their Al Dana accounts.

The 2016 Al Dana Green Run is hosted by Doha Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, the General Directorate of Public Security, the Traffic and Patrol Department, Qatar Olympic Committee, and the Aspire Academy.