THE MUSLIM CHARITY team of runners have arrived in Morocco and are all set to take part in Sunday’s Marrakech Half Marathon 2017.
The 16-strong team from Whitechapel are raising funds in aid of the Muslim Charity’s grassroots work supporting vulnerable street children in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
Rashid Ali, Programme Officer at Muslim Charity, will be co-ordinating the team over the next few days with cultural visits and light training plans as part of preparations for the big day.
Harun Rashid, Head of Fundraising at Muslim Charity, said, “We have arrived safe and sound and over the next few days we will be enjoying some time to relax, prepare and gather our thoughts. Huge thanks go out to all our runners and supporters who have made this journey a success even before we have crossed the starting line.”
Runner Abdal Ahmed added, “We have a beautiful country, and a beautiful cause. I request everyone’s well wishes for a successful trip and thank all our sponsors for their tremendous support.”
Muslim Charity was founded over 15 years ago as a compassionate response to suffering and to tackle poverty across the globe. With your support, Muslim Charity has touched millions of vulnerable lives and implemented hundreds of relief and development projects without any racial, religious or linguistic discrimination.
Under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, the International Marathon of Marrakesh is hosting its 26th edition. More than 8,000 runners from all over the world will take part in what is considered one of the most prestigious marathons in the world.
The magical town of Marrakesh offers an exceptional setting, a very mild climate in January and a beautiful circuit considered to be one of the fastest in the world. It goes along the alleys of palm, orange and olive-trees and also along the ramparts of the city.
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