The Coral Beach Resort – Sharjah extended whole-hearted support to the 7 Emirates Run, a 575-kilometre ultra-marathon led by veteran runner Mr Wendelin Lauxen, by hosting the multi-national team at the resort in the last leg of their 12-day run.
The sprinters ran through all seven Emirates of the UAE starting from Abu Dhabi on Nov 21. They crossed the peninsula to Fujairah, turned inland towards Masafi, onward to Ras Al Khaimah before following the coastline south to Dubai. They ran through cities, deserts, mountains and along beaches, on paved road, gravel and sand, before reaching the Coral Beach Resort – Sharjah on Dec.1.
Mr Jean Pierre Simon, Regional General Manager, Northern Emirates, Coral Hotels & Resorts, welcomed the team at the hotel. The Resort extended its warm hospitality to the 12-member team till they embarked on their last step of 42-kilometer run from Coral Beach Resort – Sharjah to Burj Khalifa at Downtown Dubai on Dec.2.
Mr Simon said, “We are extremely delighted to host the team headed by Mr. Wendelin Lauxen, who holds the Guinness World Record of fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents. During this year’s 7 Emirates Run, the team has raised funds for Al Jalila Foundation, which is aiming to pay for serious surgery for Mohammed Ayoub, an 18-month-old boy in Sharjah who suffers from deformities to his legs.”
Mr Lauxen, a 52-year-old German, founded the 7 Emirates Run in 2010 and finished the 575km run in 12 days. This year he shared the run with others for a good cause. The team also included Aida Othman (New Zealand), Clemens Kastner (Germany), Deirdre O`Leary (Canada), Doris Matlok(Australia), Ekhman Mahmud (Malaysia) and Servee Palmans (The Netherlands).
Mr Simon added, “It was a fantastic opportunity for us to be involved in this ultra-marathon, which not only paid tribute to the unity of the seven emirates, but also raised awareness to support the less fortunate of the society.”
The Coral Beach Resort – Sharjah features 156 spacious rooms, many with panoramic sea-view. A major attraction is the wide repertoire of dining options with menus to cater to every taste. The resort is located on one of the emirate’s principal sand beaches and features a range of leisure activities for all ages, including the Rimal Club, state-of-the-art fitness centre, children’s pool, indoor playroom and complimentary Kid’s Club as well as tennis (By Clark Francis Tennis Academy), badminton, volleyball and two outdoor swimming pools.