• Publication date: December 10, 2014

Run the town with Cairo Runners every Friday

Friday at 7 am, you are invited to run all over Cairo streets with thousands citizens who are interested in one common thing, Running

Friday at 7 am, you are invited to run all over Cairo streets with thousands citizens who are interested in one common thing, Running.

Cairo Runners is the organizer of that running event every week; the story begun when Ibrahim Safwat the founder got inspired with the sight of a group of youth who were running in Paris without any boundaries; and an idea just popped on his mind “I want to run Cairo streets when I’m back”.

As soon as Ibrahim arrived to Egypt, he spread his idea on different social media platforms, and he succeeded to announce the date of the first running event in the country which was in December 2012. Though there were only 78 participants, it was the real start for the first 21 km- marathon in Cairo.

The Egyptian Champions while participating in Cairo Runners half- marathon
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The Egyptian Champions while participating in Cairo Runners half- marathon

Cairo Runners marathons witnessed the participation of famous figures like Bassem Youssef the sarcastic announcer, Mohamed El-Sawy the founder of Sawy Culture Wheel, and the Egyptian champions in the Special Needs Olympics.

Bassem Youssef the famous sarcastic announcer while participating in Cairo Runners half-marathon
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Bassem Youssef the famous sarcastic announcer while participating in Cairo Runners half-marathon

Cairo Runners also encourages any cause or initiative to attend the running events, so that they can be able to raise awareness and fund for their causes.

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Thousands of people from different ages and backgrounds are united every Friday at 7 am for running; no requirements, no fees, just put on your sport clothes and make yourself up as early as you can.