24-hour kart race, charity football, golf festival and a 10km fun run
Time Out Bahrain staff
Rotary Club Charity Football Tournament The Rotary Club of Manama’s annual six-a-side charity football tournament makes a welcome return to its regular home this year and the Rugby Club squads will be among 40 men’s and women’s teams taking to the field in this year’s competition. The tournament has been the signature fund-raising event of the Rotary Club of Manama for a quarter of a century and in that time has helped several Bahraini charities and purchased critical medical supplies. Aside from the matches themselves, there will be plenty of other entertainment including a series of games and competitions for adults and children, food stations, prize draws and a live DJ. The event will get underway at 8am, with the prize presentations expected to take place at 2pm. All welcome. March 1, Bahrain Rugby Football Club. Call (17 534 002).
Gulf Top Six fixture - Bahrain -v- Jebel Ali Dragons
Bahrain’s first XV will take on old rivals Jebel Ali Dragons, in a match that could go a long way towards deciding the fate of this year’s league title. Having been beaten in the away fixture in Dubai last month, the home side will have no shortage of motivation going into what is also their final competitive home fixture of the season. As the last home game of the season, this will be a chance for the first XV squad to show their appreciation to a home crowd, now safely regarded as the best in the Gulf, that has been instrumental in a number of big wins through the campaign and a full after-match party has been lined up to take place. March 8, Bahrain Rugby Football Club. Call (17 695 809).
Al Areen 10km run
The annual Al Areen 10k, get it out of the way before it gets any hotter. The adult’s race starts at 3.30pm and there’s a separate event for juniors aged 15 and under starting at 3pm. Entry closed on March 1 but it’s still a really good event to go along and cheer on the runners and, unlike the marathon, the start time’s not prohibitive. March 8, Al Areen. www.bahrainroadrunners.com
Karting 24-hour endurance race Teams from across the Gulf will be converging on the VIVA Karting Track at the BIC for a gruelling 24-hour endurance race which will see the region’s best drivers battling it out for a free place at the Paris 24-hour endurance race later in the year. If you haven’t visited the VIVA track take the opportunity to go along and see what it’s all about, karting’s a fun sport to watch and even better when you’re behind the wheel. March 8/ 9, VIVA Karting Track, BIC. Call (13 101 310).
Bahrain International Boat Show The largest fleet of mega yachts ever to enter Bahraini waters will be on show alongside more affordable craft and for this year’s event, while still primarily catering to boating people there’s also be an exhibition of various outdoor recreational and lifestyle products from sporting gear and clothing to camping goodies and bikes. There’ll also be a range of entertainment to keep all ages and tastes happy including some fun boat trips. March 28-30, Amwaj Marina. Tickets BD10 on the gate.
Awali Festival of Golf It’s the 50th Bahrain Open Golf Championship, the 75th anniversary of Bapco Awali Golf Club and the 25th Bahrain Ladies Open Golf Championship. There’ll be a whole range of matches played over the full week with a dinner dance to close the event. March 29-April 6, Awali Golf Club. For further details log on to www.awaaligolfclub.com