The event will be a public tribute commemorating the exemplary leader Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who laid the foundation for one of the most ambitious and progressive Arab nations in the world," UAEAF president Ahmed Kamali said.
At the press conference, UAEAF also announced the Plan B Group as the organisers of the Unity Run that will take place across the seven emirates.
Additionally, new projects are currently under discussion between Tabreed and the UAEAF.
Tabreed's first district cooling plant was commissioned by the UAEAF in 1998 to service their facilities in Abu Dhabi and an MSA was signed two years later.
Last year, Plan b Group entered a five-year agreement with UAEAF
to organise Dubai Women's Run, which is held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee.
This is in fulfillment of the UAEAF
s rigorous requirements across an array of strategic fields and tactical geospatial applications.
The 24-year-old from Al Ahli is one of the athletes who have been targeted by UAEAF
to earn a direct qualification to next year's London Olympics.
The McDonald's Olympic Day Run will be an annual affair now with the UAEAF
signing a three-year contract in co-ordination with the Ministry of Education and the UAE Inter-School Sports Association.
Since taking over the UAEAF
a couple of years back, Al Kamali has brought in a complete revamp in UAE athletics.
Ahmad Al Kamali, President, UAEAF
and Saad Al Muhairi, General Secretary, UAEAF
got this campaign off to an earnest start by calling on Shaikh Rashid Al Nuaimi, President of Ajman Club, earlier this week.
This is the ninth year of the McDonald's Olympic Day Run and we are targeting an attendance of more than 5,000 children from schools all over the UAE," Ahmad Al Kamali, UAEAF
president told Gulf News yesterday.
Sa'ad Al Mehri, the General Secretary of the UAEAF
, said he wants to see Al Salfa and the rest of the UAE's athletes take their performance a step further.