In celebration of  Global Running Day, The Westin Doha  Hotel and Spa in collaboration with Liz McColgan the renowned Olympic athlete and founder of Doha Athletic club have organised a community race event for children and young adults.

Global Running Day is an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. The idea behind it to empower the well-being of the community and to participate in activities whether a solo walk, a long run with friends or even a game of tag with kids.

The community ‘night to time your best’ event took place at  Al Sadd Club and gathered around 100 participants which consists of children and young adults from 5 to 17 years old along with adults from different nationalities.

During the event, all particpitants have received a Westin pack lunch bags that contains fresh juices and nutritious snacks to promote healthy eating habits. Additionally, the winners were given medals, certificates and Hotel vouchers in order to recognise their participation and commitment towards a healthy lifestyle.

Gianrico Esposito, General Manager of  The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, said:

As a leader wellness brand in hospitality, we strive to share our passion for sports and inspire others to get moving.’

He added:

We strive to spread well-being activities among the community because it is part our global initiative, and we are committed to being part of the country’s vision for a healthier nation. ‘

Liz  McColgan Ex Olympic athlete and founder of Doha Athletic club, said:

Athletic Zones are pleased to collaborate with The Westin Hotel to present the ‘night to time your best’ evening of athletics to celebrate National Global Running Day.’

She added:

This community event encourages families to exercise together and also set standards so that in the future they can assess their development. As founder of  Doha Athletic Club, this event gives our members an opportunity to compete and improve their personal bests.’

The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa has organized an internal activation for its associates on 6 June where participants from all the departments have joined in a 5K run at Aspire Zone.

And to empower the wellbeing of their guests, the hotel is running a competition for their gym members for a whole month to encourage them to track their running progress, at the end of the competition, the winner will get a complimentary one-month membership and a weekend stay.