The Year of Zayed Run 2018 to Pay Tribute to the Father of the Nation
One Run, Seven Emirates
2018 is being marked as the `Year of Zayed’ to celebrate the exemplary achievements of the Father of the Nation. To commemorate His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan’s act of passing the torch of unity across the 7 emirates, the UAE Athletics Federation (UAEAF) has announced a unique inter-Emirate run titled `Year of Zayed Run 2018′ as a tribute to the great leader.
During the press conference announcing the event, UAEAF also announced the Plan b Group as the organizers of the Run that will take place across all seven Emirates.
The 5 km run in each Emirate will welcome its natives and residents. The nationwide event will also feature fan villages and daylong celebrations within them.
2018 will mark 100 years since the birth of the founding father of the UAE. The `Year of Zayed’ will highlight the role of the late leader in establishing the UAE Federation, and his local, regional and international achievements. The Year of Zayed Run 2018 will be an opportunity for all residents in the UAE to participate in a nation-wide tribute to the Founding Father in their respective Emirate, also marking the solidarity and progressiveness of the UAE.
“We are delighted to announce this Nation-wide event that will congregate residents in each Emirate on a single day to run, jog or walk alongside family and friends. The event will be a public tribute commemorating the exemplary leader Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who laid the foundation for one of the most ambitious and progressive Arab nations in the world. I invite all businesses, family and friends to come out and join us for such an auspicious event,” said Ahmed Kamali, President UAE Athletic Federation.
“The Inter-Emirate Run will further support the country’s happiness, health and fitness agenda besides being a Nation-wide event that amplifies the solidarity and unity of the UAE,” he added.
Harmeek Singh, Plan b Group Founder and Chairman, said, “The responsibility of planning and organizing a Tribute to Honor `The Father of the Nation’ is the biggest honor in its own right. The event will certainly be a patriotic highlight of 2018 and we invite all residents of the UAE to come and display their love for the Man who made the Union possible.”
“The Run will take place in all seven Emirates and the route in each Emirate will cover its iconic landmarks. The event will culminate into a celebration village in each location that will feature a specially curated tribute to the Father of the Nation as well as concerts and other cultural entertainment.’ He added.