RACE in the Media


A Roman Extravaganza is the Highlight of Special Events and Conferences

Amman, May 3, 2006

RACE organizes Roman entertainment at conferences and special events in Jordan.

Following the high interest created by the RACE performance at the Grand Opening of the Kempinski Hotel in Amman last year, event management companies and organizers of conferences for incoming groups to Jordan are increasingly adding the RACE show to their itineraries.

In addition to its twice daily performances with chariot races at the Jerash hippodrome, the RACE team has performed in Aqaba and in "Little Petra". In early May RACE is scheduled to stage a Roman Army and Gladiator Extravaganza at the Farouk Systems Annual Convention to be held at the Dead Sea.

RACE now also organizes custom made "Sunset Shows" followed by a "Roman Banquet" in a nearby restaurant in Jerash. For this type of event the venue is transformed to a "Roman" setting and beginning with the menu and waiters in tunics. Lit torches, trumpets heralding the guests, legionaries serving as honour guards and citizens in togas add to the atmosphere.

The Jerash Heritage Company Ltd. is a Jordanian company with its office in Jerash. It is owned by seventeen Jordanian investors and was formed on the initiative of Mr. Stellan Lind, a Swedish citizen resident in Jordan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board. Under its brand name RACE (Roman Army and Chariot Experience), the company is staging daily performances of a company of Roman legionaries, gladiators fighting and authentic Roman racing chariots in the hippodrome in Jerash, Jordan.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Ibrahim Al Ahmad, General Manager
Mr. Stellan Lind, Chairman