Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, has announced that the fourth edition of its Sharjah Ladies Run is now open for registration. Comprising a 5km and 10km race and held in the early hours of the evening, the event will take place next to the Skyline University at Sharjah University City on February 24th, 2017.
"The Neon Run is an annual event held in line with the vision of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and wife of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice-Chairperson of SLC, to promote a healthy lifestyle for families and to encourage the idea that sport should be a regular activity and not a marginal one," said Khawla Al Serkal, Director General of the SLC.
"Sharjah Ladies Run is one of the biggest events organised by SLC. It is now firmly established as a popular annual event on its calendar, with a growing number of enthusiastic women participating each year. The second edition of the run registered a 100% increase over the first edition held in 2014, this makes us optimistic that the fourth edition of the run will see a tremendous turnout," she added.
Al Serkal pointed out that SLC has developed a clear and far-reaching strategy to promote women's health, with the Sharjah Ladies Run just one of its many activities.
She emphasised that the organisation has an integrated sports and fitness programme that features a variety of initiatives, such as the Sharjah Ladies Duathlon event, which combines running and cycling.
Sharjah Ladies Run has had a significant impact on the community, with its first edition winning the ‘Best Sporting Event’ award in the Fit Awards 2014.
The accolade added to the array of achievements and successes SLC has garnered since its inception in 1982.
Those who are interested in participating in the run can register online at the official site. Taking place from 18:00 - 21:00, the event is open to women and girls over 12 years old.
The registration fee for the 5km event is Dh100 and for the 10km event Dh160. Interested parties can contact 06 506 7701 for further information.
A subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, SLC is dedicated to facilitating leisure and educational activities for women and children.
The organisation arranges a programme of events and activities throughout the year that relate to society, art, health and charity, including lectures, seminars, workshops, bazaars, exhibitions, sporting events and forums.
Designed to be a unique leisure and learning space, SLC boasts an array of world-class facilities and offers numerous high-end services, making it one of the best-of-its-kind facilities in the Middle East.