KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) will award more than 100 participants in the 23rd Annual Walkathon alongside the grand draw for two new Renault cars from Al Babtain Group. The Walkathon is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, Dec 9, 2017.
Titled “We’re Stronger … With Every Step”, NBK Walkathon this year will hold great surprises. Participants can register online, through NBKWalkathon.com. Applicants can then receive their assigned T-shirt and number at the NBK’s registration point beside the Scientific Center on the Gulf Road in Salmiya starting from Thursday, Nov 23. The number for each participant will contain a step-counting chip.
Abdul Mohsen Al Rushaid, NBK Public Relations Executive Manager said “the participation in NBK’s Walkathon is increasing year after year, and we are extremely thrilled to take our involvement with this exciting event to a new level.”
“Our commitment towards being connected with the community is the reason why we feel it is important for us to maintain the Walkathon annually,” added Al Rushaid.
Referees assigned by the Kuwait Amateur Athletic Federation (KAAF) will be present to arbitrate the race. The first ten winners from each category will be rewarded with valuable cash prizes.
Ten winners will be selected from each of the 10 categories of participants. The walk for both the female and male participants will start from the Green Island on the Gulf Road to the Shuwaikh Beach Park, parallel to the Gulf Road, next to KPC building for a distance of 11 kms.
For the first time this year, NBK initiated a new racing category for participants aged 60 years old and above to encourage a healthier lifestyle among all members of the society.
NBK strongly supports sporting events and encourages sporting activities as means to promote a healthier and more active lifestyle for members of the community. Throughout the years, NBK also organized several social awareness programs including educational, environmental, health and many other active initiatives.
For more information, visit NBK’s page on Facebook at NBK Official Page or follow NBK on Twitter and Instagram @NBKGroup.