In support of the national "Year of Giving", Abu Dhabi Airports is organizing the “The Giving Race” in collaboration with the Spartan Race, a world leading organizer in obstacle races, at Al-Ghazal Golf Club on 31st March, 2017. This exciting event is open to Abu Dhabi Government and Semi-Government entities, and is being held in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
Abu Dhabi Airports put together this team building event for government employees and their families. It will involve fun activities such as mud, water, sand and fire jumps and is open to entrants of all fitness levels. Alongside the main race there will be a children race to encourage little ones to step away from their electronic toys and benefit from the positive affect of sport activities on their health and self-confidence.
Abu Dhabi Airports will also donate 1,000 tickets to children’s charities and special needs organizations allowing them the opportunity to participate in the event.
Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “This race will allow Abu Dhabi Government employees to engage with each other in a fun setting, in order to foster stronger relationships between our entities, while supporting an important national initiative, such as “the Year of Giving”. It is a fun day out for the whole family and I hope that we will attract participants from all of our stakeholder and partner organizations, and beyond, to join in this charitable event.”
H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Sports Council commented on the importance of the “Giving race”, as it represents an opportunity to promote sports whilst supporting the national initiative of the Year of Giving. H.E. appreciated the idea of organizing the race for government and semi-government employees as it strengthens ties amongst all parties, which is in-line with the council’s plans to present sports as the ideal way of expression for all members of the society.”