Six Senses Spa in partnership with Sharq Village & Spa Hotel organised ‘Run for a Cause’ event under the Volunteaming programme of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where groups of guests were invited to participate in different activities.
Participants were able to choose to walk or to run between 8 kilometers and 16 kilometres – starting point was Sharq Village and Spa and circling the coastline of Doha’s Corniche. With over 150 participants the event was graced by the presence of his H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Qatar Telecom and H.E. Mr. Roberto Lafforgue, Ambassador of The State of Argentina.
Run for Cause’s purpose was to raise awareness about the environment and how each individual can be part of the change, all proceeds that were collected will be donated to the Qatar Charity Foundation for the development of two waterholes in Bangladesh and Indonesia, for communities who do not have access to clean water.
The association between a long distance runner and raising funds for a cause is harmonious. Worldwide, distance running events have gained importance as fund raising platforms. Both activities require similar passion, conviction, determination and hard work. Both are very personal and self-driven. Both are extremely rewarding to the soul. Since events like these symbolise community spirit and melt barriers, they serve as a wonderful trigger and opportunity for runners to do their bit for charity.