Participants in the NBK Walkathon
The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) announced that the 17th Annual Walkathon, scheduled to kick off on Saturday 12th March, is heading for yet another record year with over than 2,000 competitors enrolled up to date. The participants, joined by several public figures and NBK senior officials headed by NBK Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer Isam Al Sager, will take to the smooth course of the race along the scenic coastline areas on the Gulf street, monitored and assisted by tens of NBK volunteers and amidst the cheers of fans, relatives and friends.
NBK Executive Manager- Public Relations & Advertising Manal Al Mattar said: "the Walkathon is growing year on year, and we are extremely thrilled to take our involvement with this exciting event to a new level as more than 2,000 participants had already been registered until now. The number of participants for this year is expected to by far exceed the 12,000 record numbers witnessed last year ".
"Our commitment to being community-connected is the reason why we feel it is important for us to maintain organizing NBK Walkathon annually. This year, NBK's Walkathon is marked by a variety of fun, entertainment and health awareness-raising activities as it comes on the occasion of Kuwait's celebration of 50 years over its independence, 20 years over its liberation from the Iraqi invasion and 5 years since H.H. the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah assumed his post", Al Mattar added.
Registration is open until Friday, 11th March at NBK Registration Tent next to the Scientific Centre from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm in addition to NBK Branch at The Avenues (evening shift only). NBK will be awarding top 10 winners in each category and will conduct a draw for a grand prize - a brand new KIA Cerato Koup 2011- for all participants.
The Walkathon for the male participants will start from the Scientific Center located in Ras Salmiya, while the walk for female participants will begin from the Marina Crescent and the walkathon for kids and Zaina Friends club members will be conducted at the Green Island