Over 1,000 children on Saturday participated in a two-kilometer race organized under the title “Running into the Future”. The race took place at the Sami Abdulrahman Park in Erbil.
The age of the runners was between 6-13, and they came from different cities in the Kurdistan Region to participate in the event. The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugee children also participated in the marathon in cooperation with UNICEF,
The children were delighted for the event and expressed their happiness during the marathon.
“We are very pleased about the marathon. We hope this event will be held every year,” Sara Ali, one of the participants of the marathon.
At the end, the race finished up with a ceremony were all the children’s have participated, there were singing and dancing along with lots of fun activities have presented as well as distributing the gifts. Many officials and general consulates have attended the ceremony were the Governor of Erbil was one of them he also gave a speech. In his speech he deeply thanks AIMS and Erbil marathon organization to organise such event for children’s and talked about the important of sport and especially running for kids. He also shows his full support and cooperation for future events.
This event has organizes by Erbil Marathon organisation for Sport & Peace.