One Team, One Run: AUBH completes 5K at 3rd annual President’s Run

Over 200 runners, and more than 200 attendees and visitors joined the American University of Bahrain (AUBH) for this year’s President’s Run.

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) just concluded their annual President’s Run held on 18th October, marking the beginning of the new academic year.

The event was under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who attended the Run’s opening ceremony and blew the horn for the runners to start their race.

Dr. Susan Saxton, AUBH Founding President and President of the Bahrain Schools & Collegiate Athletics Association, Dr. Sh. Sager Al Khalifa, kicked off the opening ceremony and welcomed the guests and commemorated His Highness’ esteemed presence with a frame of appreciation.

The University’s ethos is “Sound Mind, Sound Body” – this annual sporting event aims to put emphasis on confidence, positive thinking, and resilience necessary for success.

Students, experienced runners, faculty, and influencers were put to the challenge of completing a 5K and enjoyed working as a team.

Senior officials in the Kingdom and youth from national high schools and universities also joined the AUBH Community at the fitness extravaganza.

During the race, the runners received great support from the volunteers and student marshals who provided them with water and enthusiastically cheered them on. The AUBH President was also running along with the students, role modeling.

Meanwhile, the guests enjoyed the festivities surrounding the event featuring student-owned businesses, supporting students’ talents and entrepreneurship.

University professors and admin staff were also present to show their academic spirit and support the runners as they crossed the finish line. There were cheerers motivating the runners the entire way, which encouraged the runners to push forward and keep going. Finishers received medals after the run and a selection of prizes were given out through a lucky draw.

The slogan “One Team, One Run, AUBH!” was truly reflected in the interactive, supportive, and energetic environment that day.

After the run, there was live entertainment kids’ activities and a “Meet & Greet” with the AUBH Community.

The Annual AUBH President’s Run has rapidly grown over the past few years, with this year’s event being the largest.

As their student body keeps flourishing, they further replicate the American experience in Bahrain. The run was an unforgettable feat, and the smile on each race finisher’s face is a sight to remember for years to come.

For more information on AUBH, visit their website, call +973 7799 9997, or WhatsApp +973 33653343.


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