500 elders compete in GAM-organized walking race

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Participants in the elderly walking race in Amman. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — At least 500 Jordanians converged on the al-Hussein Public Parks Saturday for an elderly walking race organized by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

It said the evening event was in collaboration with the Right Track company.

Aged 60 and above, participants competed in a running track, taking off from the Royal Automobile Museum.

The event, the first of its kind in the Kingdom, aims to encourage the elderly to play sports, said GAM’s Director of the Department of Utilities and Social Programs Ghaida Al-Hadid.

The sports initiative comes within the efforts and programs implemented by the GAM through its project: “Amman, an elder-friendly city.”

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