03 May 2014 04:00
May 4, 2014
Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
"Run Forward, Enough Going Backwards" is the title of the women's marathon held on Sunday May 4, 2014, in downtown Beirut.
The event was organized by the Beirut Marathon Association (BMA), and sponsored by Lebanon's first Lady Wafaa Sleiman.
The 5 kilometer race started at 9:00 am.
Around 8000 multinational runners participated in 2 races. A 10KM race for women and special needs of ages 14+, and a 5KM race "Run For Causes" open to men, women and special needs of all ages.
According to BMA, the event planners, the idea was born out of the "Power of Sports" and the belief that the values of sports should be spread to all in order to activate a positive change in our world. The main goal of the race is Empowering Women through running.
The event ended at 11:00 am with the distribution medals for winners of all categories.
This was the second running of the women's race which was launched last year.