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LG marathon gains momentum.

Byline: Amman

The number of participants for the 16th LG Dead Sea ultramarathon (LG DSUM) in Jordan has reached 1,200, according to a statement.

A main fund-raising event for the Society for Care of Neurological Patients (SCNP), the event is scheduled to be held on April 10 under the patronage of Prince Raad Bin Zeid, the chief chamberlain.

The meeting point for participants will be at the Philadelphia National Schools / the Seventh Circle, at 5 am, the LG DSUM finish line and the announcement of the winners' names will take place at Amman tourist beach.

The roads to the Dead Sea will be closed in the morning, for the comfort and safety of the runners.

The LG DSUM consists of five runs, the ultramarathon (48.7 km), the marathon (42 km), the half-marathon (21 km), the fun run (10 km), and junior marathon (4.2 km).

The LG DSUM raises awareness towards the Society's existence, provides neurological patients with medical aid, and helps cover the costs of necessary surgeries.

It also aims to increase awareness towards the benefits of running, by gathering people of different age groups, from all around the globe, to join in this unique event to run to the lowest point on earth. -- TradeArabia News Service

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Publication:TradeArabia (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Mar 30, 2009
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