With plenty of New Years resolutions to keep, it is safe to say that many of us need some concrete and visual motivation to keep us going as the months (and life) pass by. I have personally become a runner since the turn of the year. And I have since then gone looking for sources of inspiration, hoping to flood all my social media accounts with running motivation (because, let’s face it, I need it). And in this search of running and sporting gurus, I stumbled across the movement called Cairo Runners.

 Founded in 2012 by Egyptian runner extraordinaire Ibrahim Safwat, Cairo Runners brings together all types of runners in the busy city of Cairo. Together, today’s 2,500 Cairo Runners have found running-friendly areas around the city, and meet up to tackle the kilometers together. It was initially founded as a way to introduce a healthy lifestyle to Egyptian society, where streets are not traditionally viewed as a place for exercise, but has grown into a new image and representation of Cairo.

Cairo Runners now organize weekly and neighborhood runs, as well as a half marathon and many other fun events for runners to take part of.




Cairo Runners are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and provide motivation for any new runner! Wish I could travel there for their weekly meets!


Cover photo via Cairo Runner’s official Facebook page.