Rabat - The "Morocco Obstacle Race," in support of ecology and renewable energies, is coming to Ouarzazate October 6-7.
Rabat – The “Morocco Obstacle Race,” in support of ecology and renewable energies, is coming to Ouarzazate October 6-7.
About 250 runners will take part in the event, organized by You First Sports, a multinational sports marketing company specializing in leading sports events.
The “Morocco Obstacle Race” offers participants a choice between a 7 kilometer sprint race with 13 obstacles and a “super” race of 13 kilometers with 22 obstacles.
“‘Morocco Obstacle Race’ aims to highlight the strengths and talents of the region of Ouarzazate,” said Hassan Baraka, the representative of You First Sport in Morocco, in a press conference in Casablanca.
“Prizes will be given to the best runners in the categories ‘man’ and ‘woman,’” he explained.
Baraka added that this “transgenerational” event aims to provide a guided tour of the Noor solar plant Noor to benefit students from the region.
Nearly 60 middle school students will be selected, in partnership with the Ouarzazate national education delegation, to take part in a series of multidisciplinary workshops run by Baraka himself.
The ambassador of the race has also indicated that the “sporting and resolutely cultural” event will also be marked by a great concert by Moroccan star Farid Ghannam.
The program also includes inflatable balloons, painting workshops, ceramics, and music.