Asian Games Fun Run reaches out to West Asia

Participants start the Fun Run at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on Dec 5. [Photo/]

After the last Hangzhou Asian Games Fun Run events in Ahmed, Kuwait, the fitness-for-all program has continued to expand its reach in West Asia and recently kicked off at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, on Dec 5 local time.

The fun run took place on the sidelines of the Olympic Council of Asia/Olympic Solidarity Regional Forum.

Haider Farman, director of the Asian Games Department of Olympic Council of Asia, handed out medals, mascots and certificates to participants along with Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee officials led by Mao Genhong, the deputy secretary-general.

Representatives of security company Hikvision, official sponsor of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China next September, as well as the Chinese Business Association in Saudi were also in attendance.

Abdulaziz Al Baqous, executive director for marketing and communications of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, said it was a pleasure to host the fun run in Riyadh.

“We welcome all members of the organizing committee of the 19th Asian Games. Everyone in Saudi is excited about the Games and excited for the important strategic relationship we have with the Olympic Council of Asia,” he said.

A participant shows off his medal after finishing the Fun Run. [Photo/]

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