Riyadh, The Saudi Sports for All Federation, with the direct support of the Ministry of Sports, announced the holding of the first full marathon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This confirmed the Kingdom’s position as an international sports front and in support of the growth of the sports and tourism economy in the Kingdom, mainly in an effort to encourage all members of society to exercise sports and physical activities on a regular basis, as the sports sector in the Kingdom enjoys unlimited support from the leadership, in line with the plans and objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Under the patronage of the Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, President of the Saudi Sports for All Federation, Prince Khalid bin Alwaleed bin Talal announced the date of the Riyadh Marathon on March 5, 2022, as part of the inauguration of the marathon’s starting line.
It is worth noting that the Riyadh Marathon 2022 is the first professional full marathon in the Kingdom approved by the Asian Athletics Federation, as it also includes several carefully designed races to suit all members of society with different abilities and levels of physical fitness.
Source: Saudi Press Agency