The 1st edition of the Independence Day Race, organised by the Veterans Club in partnership with the Minister for Youth & Sports, is on Saturday, 22 November 2008. It is a 17K race for Veterans, although all ages are welcome.
The race starts at 8:00 AM in Aley (at the Souk) and ends at Khaldeh (at the Minister’s palace), where breakfast will be provided.
The race briefing is at 7:45 AM. The course is closed to traffic, and there is a time limit of 2 hours.
There are 2 water stations, but no distance markers.
There are medals for all finishers and trophies for the 1st three in each age category over 35 years.
Buses leave from Ain El Mreisseh (Hard Rock Cafe) at 6:30 AM to Aley and will meet runners at Khaldeh and return to Ain El Mreisseh (Hard Rock Cafe).
To register please call Dr. Ahmad Khalife on 01-370682 between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name, gender, and date of birth. The deadline for registration is Thursday, 20 November.
There is no charge for registration or bus.