Preparations have reached the final phase for the annual Ooredoo Marathon which will take place on Friday at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).
The fifth edition of the event has almost 1,650 registered to take part. The first race will start from the MIA Park at 6.30am, with full marathon runners taking a course that runs along the Corniche and back again.
To ensure the safety of runners and spectators, the Corniche road will be closed from 6.30am to 11.30am for the races.
As well as refreshment stations for the runners along each route, Ooredoo will provide a communal warm-up session 15 minutes before each race begins to ensure that runners are sufficiently ready to run.
Marathon spectators are requested to stand at the Corniche walkway at the Museum of Islamic Art or at the many checkpoints lining the Corniche to get an unobstructed view.
Cash prizes will be given to the best runners in a range of categories, based on age and gender.
More information could be had from Marathon.ooredoo.qa.