Ryan International School, Masdar City, hosted the Run for Tolerance minithon on 16 November, coinciding with the International Day of Tolerance.
Beginning at the Ryan School campus in Masdar City and ending at the My City Centre Masdar, the event saw more than 1000 participants from local schools, companies and the community.
The event comprised a 1.2 kilometre track for people of determination, 2.5 kilometre route for children, and a 5.1km for adults. 30 schools from around the UAE participated in the run, which also supports the UAE’s Year of Tolerance initiative.
The minithon was attended by a number of representatives from governmental bodies including the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Ministry of Tolerance, the Embassy of the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi Police.
At the end of the event, winners were announced across a number of categories, receiving medals, trophies and gifts.
Ryan School is one of Masdar City’s longest tenants, opening its Masdar campus in 2015. Ryan Group of Schools has been hosting Ryan Minithon events in India for over 19 years. The Run for Tolerance was the first minithon event to be hosted in the UAE.
Celebrated annually, the International Day of Tolerance is an UN-run initiative that celebrates fostering mutual understanding among cultures and people.