Hamdan Karam Al Kaabi of Fujairah Holding, Tariq Abdullah, representing ABH Group, and Duncan Dewes at the press conference.
Gulf today, Staff reporter
Fujairah’s growing stature as a regional hub for adventure sports and adrenaline-charged challenges will get a boost on March 19 when it hosts the Spartan Trail Run and Tough Mudder international races.
Taking place in the state-of-the-art Fujairah Adventure Park, the event will be organized as a mega event, combining the obstacle course event and the trail race, with over 1,500 participants from the United Arab Emirates taking part. and various countries. around the world.
Organized under the patronage of Sheikh Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, the inaugural event will feature the best obstacles and challenges in the industry, while muddy obstacles await participants in the Tough Mudder, which is expected to test physical strength and the mental courage of the participants.
Details of the Spartan Trail and Tough Mudder race were announced at a press conference held at Fujairah Tennis and Country Club on Thursday, attended by Hamdan Karam Al Kaabi of Fujairah Holding, Amr Zain Eddin of Fujairah Adventure Park, Tariq Abdullah representing ABH Group, and Duncan Dewes, Regional Director of the Tough Mudder World Race.
Zeineddin expressed his thanks and gratitude to His Highness the Crown Prince of Fujairah for the unlimited support, which contributes to making Fujairah a distinguished global sports and tourism destination, emphasizing that the organizing committee is working with all its energies to bring out the event in the best way possible.
He also thanked the main sponsors, which are: Fujairah Holding, APH Group, Discover Fujairah, Official Tourism Account of the Emirate of Fujairah, National Bank of Fujairah, Fujairah Free Zone and Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation.
Kaabi said that the choice of the emirate of Fujairah to host the event is due to its distinctive mountainous nature and wonderful climate which make it a tourist destination and a suitable place for mountain sports and adventure tourism.
Tariq Abdullah added that Fujairah will be the fourth destination in which the race will be organized in the United Arab Emirates, in addition to Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, and that the organizing committee looks forward to organizing it every year. in a way that contributes to the role of sport as a better way of life.
Duncan said that this world race to be held in Fujairah will include the participation of more than 1,500 athletes, which will take place in the Fujairah Adventure Park, and that a combination of three races will be organized within this event, the race main 10km race for professional athletes and international participants, while the 5km race will be for all age groups and fitness levels. About 30% of the participants will be women.
The sponsors of the event are Fujairah Free Zone, Oryx Mix, Fujairah National Resource and National Bank of Fujairah.
The upcoming international event has also partnered with Fujairah Tennis and Country Club, Fujairah Police Department, Fujairah Civil Defense, Fujairah Municipality, Fujairah Civil Works and Agriculture and the Ministry of Health for making it a remarkable event..