Ajman, March 28, 2016: Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, the award-winning network of health clubs operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group – UAE organized the Annual Fun Run 2016 from 6:30 am on Friday, 25thMarch at the Body & Soul Health Club & Spa in the GMU campus in Al Jurf, Ajman.
The Fun Run was conducted as part of Body & Soul’s endeavors to promote healthy lifestyles among the residents of the UAE and to stress the message of staying fit, among people of all age groups. The race was flagged off by Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of Gulf Medical University (GMU),the chief guest of the event.
Races were held in the following categories: Individual (men/women), Kids, Corporate/Group and Special Needs Runners. Prizes included cash awards, trophies and certificates. The total value of cash prizes distributed was more than Dhs.10,000. Raffle draw prizes and certificates of participation were also given away, in addition to free Fun Run t-shirts to all participants. Around 1000 people registered for the event. Besides the regular races, various fun activities such as Aerobics and Fitness Demonstrationswere also conducted.
The Fun Run was held under the watchful eyes of Ajman Police,who patrolled the race route. Mr. Farhad C., Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group felicitated Ajman Police by awarding mementos, certificates and medals to all the patrolling officers.
The event was supported by the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare – UAE, Ajman Police and the UAE Sports for All Committee. Thumbay Clinic, KEF Holdings and Vitabiotics Wellman were the sponsors. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to representatives of the event supporters and sponsors.
Body and Soul currently has five health clubs in the UAE, including ‘elite’ and ‘ladies only’ clubs. They offer extensive sports, recreation, fitness, health, social and youth programs.Body & Soul’s facilities, infrastructure and operating standards are at par with the international standards of health clubs, and are manned by highly trained, certified instructors. Mr. Farhad C said that Body & Soul was all set for a massive expansion in line with Thumbay Group’s strategic plan Vision 2020, whichwould see an addition of 100 new family-centered health clubs within the next five years, with 25 of them planned in the next two years.
Prize Winners of Annual Fun Run 2016 - Ajman:
Men 7km: Winner – Anovar El Ohouz, 1st Runner Up – EllasaouiNodman, 2nd Runner Up – LokdahayRokaya
Ladies 3km: Winner – Naomi, 1st Runner Up – Maryam, 2nd Runner Up – Assad
Boys 3km: Winner – Abaan, 1st Runner Up – Abdullah, 2nd Runner Up – Rehaan
Girls 3km: Winner – Harshini, 1st Runner Up – Ernika, 2nd Runner Up – Maliha
Corporate Team Race 7km: Winners – MouadHanane, Mohammad, Paul; Runners Up – Sofian, Abderazak, Nasser
Special Needs Runners: Winner – Dr. WajihaAjmal