Official Launch of Samsung Amman International Marathon Next October
Amman International Marathon recently announced the official launch of its activities scheduled to kick off on 22 October 2010.
This announcement came in a press conference held on 1 August 2010 at Greater Amman Municipality headquarters, in the presence of HRH Prince Firas Ibn Raad, H.E Mayor of Amman, Eng. Omar Maani, Amman International Marathon Director, Mr Samir Farkouh, and the President of Samsung Electronics Levant, Mr. Sangsuk Roh and Mr. Sufian Al Salman East Med and Africa HR Director of Pepsico representative of Aquafina.
The Marathon officials announced to the press that Samsung Company, upon a cooperation agreement, is now the Title sponsor; accordingly the Marathon shall be officially called "Samsung Amman International Marathon", and they announced that Aquafina is the official water. The attendees discussed the procedures of setting the race off, the most important security and health precautions on the routes, and the target audience which includes professional runners, amateur runners, athletes, families, youth, and the physically challenged.
It is important to note that Samsung Amman International Marathon is divided into 3 levels, the 42.195 km Marathon, which kicks off at 6:30 a.m. from Greater Amman Municipality, the Fun Run, a 10 km race, starting from the Royal Culture Center at 10:00 a.m., and the 4 km Kids Run, at 11:00 a.m.
The mission and vision of Amman International Marathon are represented in making this event the most important international race among professional runners regionally and internationally, with the aim of creating a new generation of runners, and encouraging the physically challenged to participate in such an interactive sport and other competitions.