Marriot International’s ‘Run to Give’ charity run Sept 24 | The Daily Star
06:51 PM, September 21, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:55 PM, September 21, 2017

Marriot International’s ‘Run to Give’ charity run Sept 24

Marriott International in Asia Pacific today announced that its ‘Run to Give’ charity run will take place in 206 locations across Asia Pacific on September 24, 2017, a press release said.

‘Run to Give’ is a key event in Asia Pacific under the company’s ‘TakeCare’ movement, which aims to encourage associates to live their best life by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and creating strong team synergy, while reinforcing the company’s core values of “We Serve Our World”.

‘Run to Give’ is an initiative that highlights how volunteerism efforts have made and will continue to make a difference in communities that Marriott operates in.

Debuted in 2014, the annual ‘Run to Give’ brings hotel associates together to organise the programme in different cities to support local charities.

This year Le Méridien Dhaka and Four Points by Sheraton in Dhaka will join efforts to raise funds for Room to Read Bangladesh, a non-profit organisation, which focuses on improving literacy and gender equality on education in the developing world, it said.

Craig S Smith, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Asia Pacific, said, “As Marriott International grows bigger, our core belief to serve our world stays the same. With the increased presence of our hotels in terms of footprint and associate strength, we extend our efforts to drive positive sustainable social and economic impact in the communities where our associates live and work. This is the way we take care of our people and our world.”

This year’s race in Dhaka comprises of 10km and will be flagged off by Legendary Musician, Shafin Ahmed.

The route will see participants running along the 300 Feet, starting from International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) to Kanchon bridge and back to International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB).

The run will be open for everyone to join and contribute from any walks of life.

Interested runners will have to pay Tk 500 per person as registration fees.

As part of the registration package, participants will receive a T-shirt, Certificate, Beverages and Breakfast from Le Méridien Dhaka.

Interested participants can contact at +88 01966660012or +88 01966662182

About Marriott International:

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world.

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