Deroua, Morocco (TMT)- The second edition of the national road running event “Deroua 6KM” was organized on the 30th of July, 2016 by Ajyal Deroua Athletics Club (well-known under its French acronym CADA), in coordination with the City Council of Deroua, in the wake of the 17th anniversary of the throne day.
“The event saw the participation of various national athletes, amongst the most brilliant athletes who represent Morocco in international athletics meetings,” Youssef Bednanoun, the manager of “Deroua 6KM” road running event, told The Moroccan Times.
The number of participants has nearly reached 1000, all joining from different cities of the kingdom.
At the end of the race, “ various financial rewards, in addition to some encouraging awards for young participants, were gifted to the winners,” Bednanoun told TMT.
The organizers seized the chance as well to reward two local volunteers, including talented football players from a local club who represented successfully the city of Deroua, and by extension Morocco, in a football event in France.
“The main goal of Deroua 6KM road running event is to discover emerging young athletes from the city, and promote the field of athletics, dubbed the “mother of sports” in the city of Deroua,” Youssef told TMT.
The event also saw the participation of the BOOMTAC drumming band, among various other activities.
Yahya Echattoui for The Moroccan Times.