The TriFactory, in collaboration with Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation announced the first ever Aswan Marathon, taking place on February 24th, 2017. The running event, dubbed ‘Aswan42’ in homage to the iconic marathon distance (42km), will provide participants with a unique run course: all along the banks of the River Nile. Runners can choose from the full marathon, half-marathon (21km), and the 10K race distances, while children 10 and under will be able to take on a 2K Kids Run.
Dr Magdi Yacoub is expected to attend the marathon himself, and he has taken a significant interest in the event, as running races are famous for their association with cardiovascular health. A significant portion of all race proceeds will be donated to the Aswan Heart Center, where Dr Magdi Yacoub and his team of physicians treat children suffering from heart conditions. Furthermore, Aswan42 will be an opportunity to showcase the beautiful city ot Aswan to the world, with runners from more than a dozen nationalities already signed up.
Aswan42 is powered by Inertia, a prominent real estate company that provides high quality, modern commercial and residential properties across Egypt. “We are extremely proud to be playing a role in the community, as we support a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Engineer Ahmed El Adawy, CEO of Inertia. “The communities that we are creating foster these values, and accordingly we partner with successful entities and causes who add value to the society.”