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(General Sporting Terms) informal US a long-distance walk organized to raise money for charity


(ˈwɔ kəˌθɒn)

1. a long-distance walking race.
2. such a race held to raise funds for a charity or cause.
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Dr Kharousi said, this year, OCA branches in Salalah (Dhofar), Dakhliyah, Dhahirah, Batinah and South Sharqiyah are organising their own regional walkathons.
The 2016 Olympic Day, organized by the BOC over the next 10 days, gets underway with the first of five walkathons taking place at different parts of Bahrain.
Walkathons were additionally held during November across Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and India with over 33,000 participants coming together to demonstrate their support for diabetes awareness.
Walkathons were additionally held early this month in Kuwait and India.
During this month, the Landmark Group will host walkathons across the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and India.
William Craner, aged 29, of Fillongley, has completed 13 walkathons over the years, raising more than pounds 23,000 for cerebral palsy charity Scope4 Coventry & Warwickshire.
The walkathon is held under the aegis of the events company named EMG Events who apart from organising walkathons, also light up heritage monuments in the city.
The group will also conduct walkathons in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and India (Bangalore) during November which is the International Diabetes Awareness Month.
HRH Prince Charles thanked locals for taking part in the Walkathon in 1984 Walkathon became the top supplier of charity minibuses and ambulances in the region as a result of the 1984 event By 2002, over 250,000 people had taken part in the Walkathons.
Last year, the group had organised similar walkathons in the UAE.
In line with the World Health Day celebrated on April 7 every year, Madayn and Omani Nursing Association organised walkathons on Sunday.
William Craner, a member of Scope 4 Coventry and Warwickshire, has completed 11 Walkathons and raised a huge pounds 23,940.50.