Friday, May 20, 2011

Beirut Marathon and Rotary

Rotary Beirut Metropolitan and BMA announce donation of 7 race equipped wheelchairs to help the disabled participate in the upcomin BLOM Beirut Marathon 2011.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Laureus Awards 2011

Power of Sport Lausanne Award

The President of the Beirut Marathon Association, Mrs. May El Khalil was in the spotlight during the celebration organized by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) last Thursday in the Swiss world’s sports capital, Lausanne as she received the Power of Sports Award before 180 leaders and sports journalists representing 80 countries from all over the globe. The audience was preceded by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The celebration was held in the Conference Hall of the “Olympic Museum” where El Khalil stood alongside the former Moroccan Minister of Youth and Sports, the Olympic Champion, Nawal El Moutawakel, and the Icelandic swimmer, Erlingur Johansson, who have received as well the Power of Sports Award. El Khalil detailed the difficult times she has encountered following the life-threatening crash accident that obliged her to undergo 36 surgeries before she could stand on her feet again. This accident, she stated, was a turning point in her life and it gave her further power to face the challenges and realize her dream embodied in the organization of Beirut Marathon. The latter started its journey on 2003 with six thousands of participants whilst the figures gradually waxed until it exceeded on 2010 the 30 thousands of participants from 72 countries.
At the end of her speech, El Khalil was greeted by loud applause after which the most prominent journalists asked her a number of questions. The same scene was reiterated during the special dinner organized by the AIPS in Beau - Rivage Palace Hotel, Lausanne. And during the dinner, which lasted for three hours, the awards were granted to the winners. Moreover, Mrs. El Khalil was seated on the main table in front of Dr. Jacques Rogge who participated in the awards distribution along with many important personalities from among the audience.
The dinner started with documentaries about each of the winners and the film presented by Beirut Marathon Association was unanimously admired much more than the others inasmuch as it included fabulous exceptional footage shedding light over the challenges faced by the Association while organizing the Marathon. Furthermore, the film was followed by a ten-minute speech from May El Khalil who drew the attention of the audience that applauded for her while some of them acclaimed “we want to go to Beirut and participate in the Marathon”. Thus, El Khalil could not but express her extreme gratitude for all the concern and warm greetings she has received and address an open invitation to the audience for paying a visit to Beirut.
However, the desire to visit Beirut did not stop at the limits of the audience but it drove as well the AIPS President Mr. Gianni Merlo to ask El Khalil, in the presence of vice-president of the Lebanese Sports Press Association, colleague Youssef Berjawi, to hold the AIPS executive bureau meetings in Beirut at the margins of the Marathon. In fact, his words were considered an unquestioned proof on his estimation and acknowledgment of the event’s importance as well as on the AIPS participation in its development and international promulgation.
Upon the end of the dinner, a large number of personalities headed for El Khalil in order to chat and take photos with her.
And as a result to the fact that El Khalil was touched by the warm greetings she has received, she did not want to voice her feelings and kept them to a press conference that she will be holding in Beirut during which she will be detailing her legendary day in Lausanne.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lebanon Went Bronze

In the presence of representatives of the President and the Prime Minister
In addition to ministerial and parliamentary personalities,
Beirut Marathon Association celebrated the acknowledgement certification of the bronze classification for the BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

BLOM Beirut Marathon Goes BRONZE

In the presence of the Representative of His Excellency
The President of the Republic of Lebanon
General Michel SLEIMAN

The Beirut Marathon Association cordially invites to celebrate
BLOM Beirut Marathon Bronze label triumph
granted by
The International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF
for applying the international rules & regulations.

Date: Saturday 8 January, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Venue: UNESCO Palace – Beirut

Thursday, December 9, 2010

BMA & UFA prize money for Hussein Awada

Mr. Henry Chalhoub, President of UFA Assurance, gave a prize money 25000 $ for Hussein Awada for breaking the Lebanese reccord in the BLOM Beirut marathon 2010.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thank You

Wheelchaires, Amputees,blinds, Teams, charities, families,
Babies, children, youth, celebrities
Runners with a cause
Runners for a cause
42.195Km Marathon Heroes
First time Runners

28,072 runners…You thought you couldn’ Can..You RAN
November 7, 2010..A Day to Remember..
YOU made it Happen
The Beirut Marathon Association thank you..supporters, partners, sponsors,volunteers, friends..

Live your dream..RUN

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Marathon Expo - BBM 2010

EXPO Days: Wednesday November 3 till Saturday November 6, 2010
EXPO OPENING: Wednesday November 3, 6:00
EXPO Venue: Normandie - BIEL, Beirut.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

every woman can

Bersaglieri Band will run in the BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010

Bersaglieri Band to play the music of the Italian Army
Participates in BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010

In the framework of the coordination existing between Beirut Marathon Association and the UNIFIL in South Lebanon regarding the logistics support and participation of elements of these forces in the field, the General Manager of the Association Mr. Marc Dickinson, his assistant Mr. Abdallah Abdel Nour and the Association Coordinator with foreign embassies Ms. Mona Chor have visited the headquarter of the Italian Troop in the village of Chamaa – Tyr. They were received by the head of the troop, General Tutta in addition to a number of his assistants and some of the ideas pertaining to the mechanism and size of Italian participation in the race were discussed during the meeting. General Tutta presented the idea of bringing the music band Bersaglieri of the Italian Army, noting that this band includes 22 elements, in order to play musical pieces during their field participation in the 10 km distance race in addition to 20 runners which add enthusiastic ambiances amongst the participants.
The idea was well received by the delegation of the Beirut Marathon Association and they decided to invite the band which will arrive on the next Tuesday 2nd of November, and they will first appear in the inauguration of the Marathon Village Exhibition in BIEL the next day.

Rotary Club of Beirut in the BBM 2010

Rotary Club of Beirut Hosts May El Khalil and Declares A Wide Participation in Beirut Marathon Race 2010

BBM 2010 ministreial and parliamenttary participation

Parliamentary Committee of Youth and Sports launched the preparations for the widest ministerial and parliamentary participation in BLOM Beirut Marathon race 2010

RUN with AlBalad

Monday, September 27, 2010

Marathon Radio Program

click on the link below to listen to the Beirut Marathon Association radio Program on Radio Rotana Delta every Wednesday at 14:00 or Radio Rotana Delta frequency 100.9/102.0 fm.

Ambassadors preparing to Run the BLOM Beirut Marathon

Beirut Marathon Association launched the training program for the diplomatic missions in Lebanon, especially those that are willing to participate in the BLOM Beirut Marathon race 2010. Thereafter, the first training session took place yesterday in the afternoon on the arena of Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium with the participation of: the British Ambassador to Beirut, Frances Guy; the Spanish Ambassador, Juan Carlos Cavo; the ambassador of Belgium, Johan Der Camine; the Czech ambassador, Yan Cizek; the Romanian ambassador, Daniel Tanase; and the ambassador of Denmark, Jan Top Christensen.
The training session was held under the supervision the rock-climbing champion, Maxime Chaaya, who presented to the ambassadors a number of information relevant to the participation in the 42.195 Km-stance race in addition to the mechanism of this participation. Afterwards, he gave them some of the necessary physical instructions before running in the first training trial. The ambassadors showed seriousness and enthusiasm under the follow up and encouragement of the president of Beirut Marathon Association, Ms. May El Khalil. The event was attended by Ms. El Khalil, the Chairman of the Sports City, Mr. Riad El Sheikha, the Managing Director of the Association, Mr. Marc Dickinson, as well as by a number of members in the administrative body and the Association coordinator with foreign embassies and the UNIFIL, Ms. Mona Chor, who carried out all arrangements relevant to this step.
El Khalil expressed her gratitude to the foreign ambassadors for their interest and concern on keeping up with the training program in addition to the participation in the race under various headlines including the support of charities.
It is worth mentioning that the training program for the diplomatic missions will continue until the date of the BLOM Beirut Marathon race, on Sunday the 7th of next November, and it includes theoretical and practical courses.

BBM 2010 Registration Points

BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010
Registration points

The Beirut Marathon Association started the registration for the BLOM Beirut marathon 2010 which will take place on Sunday November 7, registration deadline October 15.

Registration points are:

Beirut Marathon Association offices – Hazmieh
BLOM Bank - all Branches
City Mall – Daoura
Le Mall – Sin El Fil
Virgin Megastore – all Branches
MY Mix – ABC Ashrafieh L2
BMA Stand – ABC Ashrafieh
Mike Sport – all branches
Rymco - Show room shiyyah
Infinity boutique - Down Town

Upon registration you will obtain the coupon that entitles you to receive your race number from November 3 to November 6 at the Marathon Expo (Normandie – Down Town).
For more info, kindly check or call us at 05-959262.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Foreign Ambassadors prepare for the BBM 2010

Foreign ambassadors prepare themselves to participate in BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010
Beirut Marathon Association is organizing a training session for the ambassadors and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Lebanon, and for all who want to participate in BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010 which will occur on Sunday, the 7th of next November. The training session will take place at Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, under the supervision of rock climbing champion, Maxime Chaaya, at 5 p.m.
The Association coordinator with foreign embassies, Mrs. Mona Chor, arranged the necessary steps related to this event which is a first of its kind.
It is worth mentioning that Beirut Marathon Association made a plan in order to reinforce the participation of Arab and foreign diplomatic missions in this year’s race.

Charity Press Conference

Beirut Marathon Association and BLOM Bank present the mechanism adopted for the participation of the charities in the BLOM Beirut Marathon race 2010, during a press conference held in the presence of sports and social personalities.

BMA visits the Ministry of Social Affairs

El Sayegh and El Khalil to promote the participation of associations in the BLOM Beirut Marathon race 2010

kilometer Sign at the Cornich Beirut

Beirut Marathon Association launched the training program for the BLOM Beirut Marathon race for 2010 in the presence of the Mayor of Beirut Mr. Bilal Hamad and other prominent sports personalities, the ceremony included the inauguration of the kilometer sign which is ground panels placed along the seaside from Ayn El Mraysseh- facing hard Rock Cafe

Friday, September 3, 2010

BMA Team Visits Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon

Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon meets
with the President of Beirut Marathon Association
Mutual agreement to increase participation
In the BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BMA in Sawfar

The municipal council of Sawfar held a comprehensive meeting at its head office with the objective of enhancing the BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010 that will take place on the 7th of next November with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and in collaboration with civil society organizations. The meeting was attended by the heads and members of municipality councils representing the mountainous rural areas in addition to representatives of sports clubs, charities, women’s associations, scouts and educational sectors.

Friday, August 20, 2010

BLOM Beirut Marathon Training Program

The Beirut Marathon Association is launching its yearly Training Program, for the BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010, on Wednesday September 1, at 17:30 at Ein El Mreisseh facing Hard Rock café.
This Training Program is for 10 weeks starting September 2 till November 5, 2010 under the supervision of Dr. Ahmed Khalifeh, with special lectures done by an Ethiopian Trainer, in order to enhance the performance of the runners participating in the race, to give nutritional advices, and on how to prevent injuries, by 3 weekly sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday at 18:00 and Sundays at 7:00.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Breaking the Lebanese record for 60 m

For the first time in Lebanon, an indoor race was held on July 22, 2010 at City Mall, Dbayeh, in a press conference to officially launch the BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010.
Nine races kicked off from 6:30 to 6:54 p.m. Top winners were awarded prizes at the end of the event, and Gretta Taslakian the Lebanese record holder for 60/100/200/400m broke her personal recod with time 7:60 seconds, Congratulations Gretta From BMA Team.

BBM 2010 Launching Press Conference

Monday, July 5, 2010

partnership with Mercury Development for BBM 2010 events

وقعت جمعية بيروت ماراثون وشركة ماركوري دفلوبمنت للإنشاءات والهندسة المعمارية عقد شراكة ودعم للأنشطة والأحداث التي تقوم بها وذلك خلال حفل أقيم في مقر الشركة بمنطقة فردان (مبنى 730) حضره ممثلون عن الجانبين تقدمهم رئيس مجلس إدارة الشركة السيد مصطفى أحمد ورئيسة جمعية بيروت ماراثون السيدة مي الخليل وعدد من ممثلي المؤسسات الإعلامية.
استهل اللقاء بكلمة من المستشار الإعلامي للجمعية الصحافي حسان محيي الدين الذي اعتبر أن أي شراكة ما بين جمعية بيروت ماراثون والمؤسسات الأخرى يمثل عامل استمرار للحدث الذي تجاوز في مواصفاته وشروطه الدولية غيره من الأحداث البارزة.
من جانبها عبرت السيدة الخليل عن تقديرها لمبادرة ماركوري دفلوبمنت في قيام هذه الشراكة التي تلتقي عند أهداف وتطلعات جمعية بيروت ماراثون في اتجاه إبراز صورة الحدث الرياضي بأرقى الأشكال وأملت أن يكون سباق بلوم بيروت ماراثون 2010 محطة جديدة وإضافية في إطار النهوض بواقع الحركة الرياضية المحلية وأن نتمكن من تنفيذ سياسات الرعاية للطاقات والمواهب المزاولة لرياضة الركض وهذا من خلال ثقة الشركات والمؤسسات مثل ماركوري دفلوبمنت وعلى رأسها شخصية وطنية ناجحة مثل السيد مصطفى أحمد سيما وأن من أهداف هذا الحدث دعم الجمعيات الخيرية.
ورد رئيس مجلس إدارة الشركة فأعرب عن اعتزازه ليكون شريكاً مع جمعية ناجحة مثل بيروت ماراثون ومع حدث أثبت قدرته في توحيد الوطن واللبنانيين داعياً كل المؤسسات لأخذ المبادرة وشبك الأيدي لدعم مثل هكذا نشاطات لها الطابع الإنساني والحضاري.
ورأى أحمد أننا اليوم في مرحلة صناعة الأحداث الرياضية وهذه الصناعة تتطلب شروطاً ومواصفات مشيراً إلى أن فريق عمل الشركة سيكون وفريق عمل جمعية بيروت ماراثون عائلة واحدة.
بعد ذلك تم توقيع عقد الشراكة من جانب الخليل وأحمد وأقيم حفل كوكتيل بالمناسبة.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Radio Rotana Delta the official arabic radio station for BMA events

برعاية وحضور وزير الشباب والرياضة الدكتور علي حسين عبدالله وتحت شعار "حتى يوصل الصوت لكل الدني" وقعت جمعية بيروت ماراثون وإذاعة روتانا – دلتا عقد اتفاقية شراكة إعلامية خلال مؤتمر صحافي لتغطية نشاطات العام 2010 وأبرزها سباق بلوم بيروت ماراثون الذي يقام بتاريخ الأحد 7 تشرين الثاني المقبل.
المؤتمر الذي عقد في مقهى "روتانا كافيه" ساحة النجمة حضره حشد من الشخصيات والفعاليات الرياضية من بينهم نائب رئيس اللجنة الأولمبية اللبنانية عضو اللجنة الأولمبية الدولية طوني خوري والمدير التنفيذي لشركة روتانا ميديا سيرفيسيز للشرق الأدنى وشمال أفريقيا ياسر صعب ومدير إدارة التسويق – روتانا للصوتيات هادي حجار إلى أعضاء في مجلس الأمناء والهيئة الإدارية لجمعية بيروت ماراثون وحشد من ممثلي الوسائل الإعلامية.
بداية بالنشيد الوطني اللبناني ثم قدمت للمؤتمر مرحبة الإعلامية في إذاعة روتانا – دلتا ميراي عيد التي أعطت الكلمة للوزير عبدالله واستهلها بالتهنئة والمباركة لفريقي العقد مؤكداً أهمية الدور الإعلامي المواكب للأحداث البارزة مثل سباق بيروت ماراثون الدولي.
وإذ أشاد بالجهود التي تقوم بها جمعية بيروت ماراثون والسمة الاحترافية التي تطبع عملها أكد ضرورة أن تقام كل الأنشطة الماراثونية بإشراف جمعية بيروت ماراثون ومن ضمن صيغة تنظيمية كأن ينشأ اتحاد ماراثوني أو لجنة متخصصة في صناعة السباقات طالباً من عضو الأولمبية الدولية طوني خوري إيجاد صيغة على هذا الصعيد.
من جانبه تكلم خوري فأشار إلى أن الأصداء الجيدة حول ماراثون بيروت وصلت إلى كل المؤسسات والهيئات الرياضية الدولية بما فيها اللجنة الأولمبية الدولية معرباً عن استعداده لتقديم الأفكار والمقترحات التي تساعد في تطوير وتحصين فكرة الماراثون في لبنان.
كما تكلم صعب وأعرب عن سعادته في قيام هذه الشراكة مع حدث وطني ورياضي تجاوز في شهرته حدود لبنان وإن الإذاعة سوف تسعى جاهدة لإيصال صوت الماراثون إلى أبعد الحدود وكما جاء في الشعار الذي يعقد تحت عنوان هذا اللقاء وهو: حتى يوصل الصوت لكل الدني.
بعد ذلك تم توقيع عقد الشراكة من جانب الخليل وصعب وبتوقيع مباركة من جانب الوزير عبدالله ثم قطع قالب حلوى تصدره شعار الإذاعة والجمعية مع كلمة مبروك.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mr. Toni Khoury Visits BMA Offices

التقى نائب رئيس اللجنة الأولمبية اللبنانية عضو اللجنة الأولمبية الدولية طوني خوري رئيسة جمعية بيروت ماراثون مي الخليل في مقر الجمعية بالحازمية وبحضور مدير عام الجمعية مارك ديكنسون والمستشار الاعلامي الصحافي حسان محيي الدين حيث عرضا لآخر التحضيرات المتعلقة بسباق بلوم بيروت ماراثون ولائحة الشخصيات الرياضية الرسمية والعالمية التي تنوي جمعية بيروت ماراثون توجيه الدعوة لها لحضور فعاليات سباق بلوم بيروت ماراثون الذي يقام يوم الأحد 7 تشرين الثاني 2010 وقد تمنت الخليل على خوري المساعدة في توجيه الدعوة إلى رئيس اللجنة الأولمبية الدولية الدكتور جاك روغ لحضور الحدث الماراثوني سيما وأن زيارة رئيس الاتحاد الدولي لألعاب القوى لامين دياك والتي تأكدت تشكل عامل داعم لأوسع مشاركة عالمية.
وقد رحب خوري باقتراح دعوة روغ وتعهد أن يقوم بالإجراءات المطلوبة على هذا الصعيد مؤكداً بأن سباق بلوم بيروت ماراثون يحظى باحترام وتقدير جهات خارجية وستكون زيارة روغ في حال حصولها ، ولم تحل دونها ارتباطات لرئيس الأولمبية الدولية ، مبادرة داعمة للبنان الرياضي عموماً والأولمبي خصوصاً ولسباق بلوم بيروت ماراثون الذي سجل العام الفائت نجاحات بارزة.
وفي ختام اللقاء وبمبادرة تعبر عن تقديره للنشاط الذي تقوم به الخليل وتقديم صورة لافتة ومتمايزة عن المرأة الرياضية في موقع القيادة الإدارية قدم خوري للخليل شارة الأولمبية الدولية الذهبية.
وقد شكرت الخليل لخوري ما عبر عنه من استعداد لدعم السباق وحيت جهوده الرامية لتعزيز واقع الحركة الأولمبية في لبنان وتجسيده صورة سفير الرياضة اللبناني في المحافل الخارجية.