ADCB Chairman Joins 260 runners for the Second ADCB Sponsored 'Striders' Zayed Sports City 10km Run

19 January 2012

Abu Dhabi, 19 January 2012: H.E. Eissa Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ("ADCB") today led by example and took part in the 2nd Zayed Sports City 10km race presented by ADCB in partnership with Abu Dhabi Striders alongside fellow runners, ADCB customers and ADCB staff. The event sponsorship is in line with the bank's vision to support and encourage people of the UAE to lead healthier, more active lives.

The Zayed Sports City 10km series presented by ADCB is a set of three races which are designed specifically to help runners measure their progress throughout the UAE running season and set personal goals to work towards over the winter months. All races in the series are open to participants of all running levels.

ADCB is very proudly committed to supporting community enriching initiatives which encourage ambition and active participation. All ADCB customers and employees were encouraged to participate with the reward of a complimentary healthy recovery breakfast after the race.

H.E. Eissa Al Suwaidi,commented after his finish: "This time of the year is often an opportunity to reflect on our financial health as we move into the coming year, however, we must also pay close attention to our own physical health and well being and set personal goals to work towards. While ADCB guides customers through what we call the wealth journey, we are also huge advocates of the health journey and our commitment to the wellness of the nation can be seen through sponsorship of events like this. These worthy initiatives enrich the broader community and naturally cultivate personal ambition. At ADCB we encourage all our employees as well as members of the community to endeavour in leading a healthier lifestyle during 2012."

"I would like to take this opportunity to extend a special word of thanks to the event organizers: Abu Dhabi Striders, to Zayed Sports City and to all 260 participants who took on the challenge today and made the event such a success. "

The ADCB Stretch Zone helped ensure a less painful muscle recovery for all runners with free professional stretch sessions from the experts at Haddin's gym post-race. Participants were also encouraged to bring along their old trainers to the race where there was a designated collection box. All the "old soles" collected will be distributed to "Good Soles" which is organized by All proceeds from the race series will go to Special Care Centre, Abu Dhabi. Look out for the next in the series on the 9th March 2012 at Zayed Sports City.