x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Hundreds take part in Sharjah walkathon in support of Earth Day

The four-kilometre walk was organised by Sharjah environment and waste management company, Bee'ah.

Hundreds of Sharjah residents joined an Earth Day walkathon to show their commitment to the environment.

The four-kilometre walk was organised by Sharjah environment and waste management company, Bee'ah.

Starting at about 5pm from Al Qasba, residents walked to Al Majjaz Park and around a 2km walking track made out of 6,000 recycled tyres.

Khaled Al Huraimel, chief executive at Bee'ah, said the walkathon was a great opportunity for green advocates to "spread their message".

"Protecting the environment should not end with Earth Day," he said. "Residents of Sharjah should continue to protect the earth's precious resources and ensure future generations inherit a planet that's both healthy and sustainable."

Free T-shirts and refreshments from Masafi were handed out to the walkers, while several outdoor activities were also set up at Al Majaz Waterfront to highlight the importance of recycling.

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