KUWAIT: Gulf Insurance Group, one of the leading insurance service providers in Middle East and North Africa region announced its long term collaboration Circuit+ Fitness to organize the region's largest fitness events, 'gig Battle Fitness Festival'.

The event will take place at the Green Island on November 1 and 2, 2019 with more than 2,500 athletes, spectators and volunteers registered to attend. Athletes will compete in a number of games, including the Athlete Games, the Super Team Cup, the Saracen Race, and - for the first time - the Powerlifting Combat.

Speaking on this occasion, gig's Group Senior Manager - Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Khaled Al Sanousi, said: "Gulf Insurance Group is delighted at this opportunity to support athletes and to take its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the next level by helping our younger generation lead a more health-conscious life. Competitive sports have gained popularity among young men and women in Kuwait in the recent years, and we hope that this event will serve to further support a more active lifestyle among this segment of the society. We wish the best of luck to the athletes."

Co-founder of Circuit+, Bader Albanna, commented: "We're excited to be elevating our event to the next level by joining forces with gig. Each year, we aim to bring something new to the table to grow our community and keep up the excitement. This year, we're most excited about welcoming powerlifting athletes, who are largely underserved in the region, to The Battle."

The gig Battle Fitness Festival is an all-encompassing fitness festival that goal of creating an annual competition that would unite the excitement of competitive fitness and the thriving athletic communities in the Middle East under one roof. Over the years, this initiative has grown to attract athletes from all around the globe.