Unique trophy and medals for inaugural ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon unveiled

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Route designer and former marathon record holder Paul Tergat.

With just under two months to go until the first ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, the unique trophy and medal design for the inaugural event on December 7, 2018 has been revealed.

The trophy’s contemporary design takes inspiration from the silhouette of a runner and is presented in the official ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon colours; blue and yellow.

The bespoke trophies will be awarded to the male and female winners and runners up of the ‘elite’ and ‘wheelchair’ races in a special awards ceremony to take place at the marathon’s finish line – the race village on 18th street with ADNOC Tower offering a dramatic backdrop. These runners will be the very first to be awarded the new, uniquely-designed trophy.

All runners who complete one of the four races taking place in December – 42k, 10k, 5k, 2.5k – will be awarded a bespoke ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon medal which has been designed especially for the event.

ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon trophy and medals.

ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon trophy and medals.

As a special gesture and in recognition to the Founding Father, medals will be inscribed with ‘Year of Zayed’, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Aref Al Awani, general secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “This inaugural event presents a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get together and enjoy a day out with family and friends. It is also a chance for fitness enthusiasts to test themselves in an elite environment and inspire the wider community with their determination and drive.”

Cash prizes are also on offer for the male and female victors in the full-length race, who will each receive $100,000, while second and third-place finishers will receive cash prizes of $25,000 and $15,000, respectively.

Runners who register before October 31 will receive personalised bib numbers.

There is still time to join in and take part in the various race categories. For more information visit: www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com

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