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Run Jordan to support people with disabilities at Dead Sea marathon

By JT - Dec 08,2017 - Last updated at Dec 08,2017

AMMAN — Run Jordan will support the Disabled Child Care Society in Irbid by covering the participation fees of 50 people with disabilities and their guide runners in Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon 2017, under the slogan “Run for a Cause”, a Run Jordan statement said.

As part of its agreement with the Ministry of Education, Run Jordan will offer 500 students from Aqaba public schools the chance to participate in the sporting event, with the aim of encouraging youth to take part in sports and lead a healthy lifestyle.

“Run Jordan aims to promote sports and a healthy lifestyle in the Jordanian society, and as we are keen on supporting humanitarian and charitable causes in every event we hold, we established cooperation agreements with several societies that cater for children and athletes with special needs like Ajyal Society for the physically handicapped based in Aqaba,” Lina El Kurd, Run Jordan general manager, was quoted in the statement as saying. 

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