The launch of the first full and international marathon in Riyadh.. today
The first marathon starts at a distance of 42 km from the starting line at King Saud University at 06:15 am, and provides the opportunity for participants to explore many tourist attractions around the city of Riyadh (Diriyah – main roads – Digital City – King Saud University). . The Riyadh Marathon 2022 is distinguished by being accredited by the Asian and International Athletics Federations and by the presence of success partners from government agencies starting from the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the Quality of Life Program, the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, the Saudi Athletics Federation, the National Center for Events, King Saud University and the official sponsors who are the official partner of the marathon company SABIC Principal partner Roshen Real Estate, Official Time Partner Huawei and many supporting partners, including multiple races that encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and athletic abilities to participate. Avid runners aged 18 and over can take part in the 21.1 km Half Marathon, the 10 km Open Race for the age group 17 and above, while the 4 km race is dedicated to the Junior and Kids categories. Everyone can participate in one of these races and register through the official website of the marathon.
This is in addition to the existence of the Marathon Village event on March 4 and 5, 2022, which enables participants to obtain sports uniforms, and gives visitors the opportunity to participate in the events accompanying the historical marathon, where participants and visitors can enjoy a range of sports and recreational activities, and eat different types of foods. Enjoy the musical atmosphere, take advantage of fitness classes and much more over two days, on Fridays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Saturdays from 5:30 am until 3:00 pm.
The organization of the marathon by the Saudi Sports for All Federation comes after the success of organizing the Riyadh Half Marathon in 2018, and with the presence of other races and accompanying events. The Saudi Sports for All Federation is the main body responsible for the development of community sports in the Kingdom. The Federation seeks to build a healthy and vibrant society, by inspiring and motivating all members of society to make physical activity part of their lifestyle, as part of the Federation’s endeavor to increase the rate of physical activity to 40% of the population of the Kingdom by 2030 in order to achieve the objectives of the Quality of Life Program One of the Kingdom’s vision programs.