UCB participated in one of the island’s biggest sporting events, the Bahrain Marathon Relay which took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on Friday October 25, with 153 teams from schools, universities, companies, hospitals and other organizations. The event is a major annual charity fundraiser organized by the Bahrain Round Table Society and the event has been running for 33 consecutive years. The money raised from this year’s marathon will go to charities including the Downs Syndrome Society, Isa Town Charity Fund and the Fellowship Society for the Blind.
The UCB team consisted of 6 current students and one staff. The race was designed with 16 legs of three kilometres which will start and finish at the Bahrain International Circuit. The team was given a rousing send-off and was greeted at the finishing line as they completed the circuit by the UCB representative members. Finally the runners were awarded with medals upon completion of the marathon relay. The UCB students as a team performed brilliantly under the captaincy of Ms. Esmat Khalid Fakhro and bagged 100th position out of the total 153 teams competed at the event within a time slot of 4 hours, 20 minutes. “The point was not to be the ultimate winners, but to represent the University College of Bahrain for a worthy charitable cause and as well as to be a play a role in contributing to the Bahraini community”, commented Sh. Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Executive Director, Strategic Planning & Innovation.