Fitness gets a boost

September 11 - 17, 2019

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

Gulf Weekly Fitness gets a boost

Runners and swimmers will be able to put their athletic prowess to the test next month as Boost Bahrain will be launching a series of races staged across the kingdom.

The fitness focussed organisation, which was established in 2016 to motivate people to stay or get active, unveiled its new race season at a press conference held at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.

The event was led by a panel which included Abdulla Al Shamlan, co-founder of Boost Bahrain, Abdulla AlObaidat, acting CEO and Partner of Obai & Hill, Jeremy Canivet, the five-star resorts director of sales and marketing and Fatima Fathalla, director of corporate communications for GFH Financial Group.

Athletes and fitness fanatics will be able to register for 12 races in the coming eight months. There will also be an array of projects to partake in such as the Swim Series held in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton at the Royal Beach Club facilities and a run for Obai & Hill’s upcoming initiatives.

“We are thrilled to launch the third edition of the Boost Bahrain’s Open water series at the Ritz-Carlton and we are looking forward to making the season a success to further develop the sports eco-system in the kingdom,” said Boost Bahrain’s Abdulla. “We were formed to encourage people in Bahrain to live a healthier and fitter lifestyle. It’s not just about coming out to race, it’s also about having fun while participating in sports.”

The first Boost Bahrain Open Water Swim Series will be held on October 12 at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain featuring a 1km swim for adults and a 300m swim for Under 14. The second Swim Series will be on October 26 and third on November 30.

GFH will be launching Bahrain’s XLR8 10km race on October 18, taking place in the beautiful landscapes of Al Areen Palace & Spa. Participants can register as individuals and complete the 10km independently or register as a team up to four, where each competitor will run a stage of 2.5km.

GFH’s Fatima added: “The 10k race is the first event of the XLR8 platform launched earlier this year to promote sporting initiatives on the island through charity events and partnerships that support the sporting community and promote GFH’s landmark developments.”

The Ministry of Youth and Sports as always has extended their support to the initiatives organised by Boost Bahrain. Registration for the Boost Bahrain Swim Series is now open on their website

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