Last week, Saudi Arabia's social development committee in the Tareeb governorate organized a marathon for the elderly. 

Held under the patronage of Tareeb's Mayor Met'eb Al Met'eb, and attended by the head of Assir city's Tourism and National Heritage committee, the marathon proved to be a huge success. 

Naturally, a video taken at the event made it to social media and has since gone-viral. 

Thousands are sharing the footage on social media, hailing the beautiful spirit of the elderly men who participated in the event. 

Age is nothing but a number

People loved the marathon

"An amazing idea, it made my day. May God bless these men and grant them health and wellness." 

Others want it to become an annual event

"I hope that this becomes an annual event that takes place across the kingdom. It'll help us encourage the elderly to stay healthy and fit." 

"A great initiative that brings joy to our elderly"

"A wonderful, humane initiative from the organizers of this marathon. Our elderly truly need such attention and care"

"Ya zeinhom"

"They're incredible"

"So energetic, mashallah"

"They're our blessing"

Watch the full viral marathon video here: