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Updated October 2022

Each year at Dubai Fitness Challenge, fitness enthusiasts get to take part in multiple events and activities that promote healthy and active living; one of the most popular ones is Dubai Run.

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Here’s everything we know about the event this year.

What is Dubai Run?

Dubai Run began in 2019 with the opportunity to run along the Sheikh Zayed expressway for the first time. Following the popularity of the Dubai Run over the previous two years, tens of thousands of people are anticipated to flock to the city’s massive running track, which will have a 5km course for children and a 10km route for recreational and professional runners.

The event is in line with HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to convert Dubai into the world’s most active metropolis and the larger goal to make Dubai the world’s most fantastic city to live in, work in, and visit.

This year’s Dubai Run expects an even greater number of participants to join. Participants who want to get ready and train can also attend a family-friendly Halloween run at Dubai Festival City on October 29, the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon on October 30, Expo City Dubai Run on November 12 and the Dubai Women’s Run on November 13.

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Dubai Run 2022 date and location

Dubai Run 2022 will be held on November 20 at Sheikh Zayed Road.

All participants will run past some of Dubai’s instantly identifiable landmarks, including Emirates Towers and Downtown Dubai, before reaching the finishing line at Al Mustaqbal Street near the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Participants who want to follow the 5km route will pass by Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa. This track is very flat, making it ideal for social runners and families with children.

Participants who follow the 10km circuit will follow Sheikh Zayed Road to the Dubai Canal, then returns towards the Trade Centre before ending on Al Mustaqbal Street near DIFC. This path is more suitable for experienced and professional runners.

Both routes start near the Museum of the Future on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Dubai Run 2022 registration

Runners of all ages and fitness abilities are invited to register and challenge themselves to go the distance.

Dubai Run 2022 registration is now open online. All participants have to visit the official website of Dubai Fitness Challenge to register. Click here to register.

All runners of the Dubai run will get a limited edition Dubai Run T-shirt. You’ll have to choose your t-shirt size during online registration.


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