Beirut Marathon Association will be launching a press conference on July 28, 2023 at 05.30 PM at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel in Sin El Fil, to officially announce the kick off of the 2023 edition of the “RIGHT 2 RUN” series and initiative, supported by ‘Penny Appeal’ which will kick off on Sunday, July 30 in Tripoli.
The ‘Right to Run’ series, an inspiring event aimed at promoting fitness, empowerment, and equality for all especially in the underprivileged communities.
The Right to Run series is an annual event organized by Beirut Marathon Association, dedicated to celebrating the progress we have made towards gender equality, while also recognizing the continued work needed to create a more inclusive society. The initiative comprises a series of races and activities, bringing together children between the age of 7 to 17, from diverse backgrounds and abilities, united by their shared commitment to breaking barriers and advocating for inclusion.
Along with Penny Appeal, Beirut Marathon Association believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their age, gender, or running experience. The ‘Right to Run’ series offers a 2KM fun run for children in 5 regions across Lebanon where the 1st one will start in Tripoli, followed by Chanaii, Beirut, Deir El Ahmar and will end in Qalamoun.
In addition to the mini-races, the ‘Right to Run’ series will feature engaging activities such as guest speakers, where children engage, learn and grow. It promises to be a day filled with camaraderie, support, and a celebration of the indomitable spirit of children throughout our communities.
Sports have an unparalleled ability to transcend differences and create a common ground for all. The impact of sports goes beyond physical exercise and skill development. It extends to the realm of emotional well-being, confidence building, and social integration.
With this partnership, we can now take significant steps towards breaking barriers and creating positive change in the lives of countless individuals who lack access to sports programs and opportunities. The kindness and support from Penny Appeal have not only encouraged us but also served as a beacon of hope for those we strive to help. We promise to utilize your contribution responsibly and transparently to maximize its impact and reach.