Marriott to host 12th edition of annual fundraising cycle challenge in Oman
In this edition, the challenge will cover nearly 450km in the Sultanate
A team of associates from the group will cover a total of 447 kms between 22 and 24 November, 2019.
The first day will see participants take a ride in and around Muscat, covering a total distance of 137 kms. On the second day, the team will ride from Nizwa to Jebel Shams and back covering 164 kms. On the last day, the group will cycle from Nizwa to Jebel Haat and back over a distance of 146 km.
The annual event will feature 37 riders who will raise a minimum of US$1500 each for local charities.
The cycle challenge will be led by the founder of Road to Awareness, Guido de Wilde, chief operating officer for Marriott International in the Middle East.
“We are very excited and honoured to embark on our journey through Oman and to support children in need across the region. The dedication and passion from each of the riders is inspiring and we look forward to doing our part to provide children with a better future and a better way to experience the world,” said Wilde.
Since its inception in 2008, hotel teams and associates have raised over $10 million through Road to Awareness. The cycling challenge will contribute towards the 12th year of the campaign’s overall goal to raise $1mn in 2019.
Last year, the Middle East and Africa team raised $739,000 for charities across the region through hotel fund-raisers and the cycle event which took place in South Africa.
Funds raised for Road to Awareness will support children in need through 14 charities across the Middle East and Africa.