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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.
Here’s everything we know about the event this year.
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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 42.195km marathon course as well as a 10km route for recreational and professional runners and a 5km course for children.
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.
All participants will receive an official race t/shirt, a finishers medal, and a downloadable finishers certificate.
Dubai Run 2024 date and time
The official date for the 2024 edition of the Dubai Run is not announced yet. We will update this article as soon as it is announced.
The Dubai Run 2023 was held on November 26 and offered participants the choice between a 5km or 10km route. During registration, participants had the flexibility to select their preferred arrival time, as distinct time slots were designated for each route. To ensure the safety of all participants, there was a maximum capacity for each time slot, and the first run commenced at 4 a.m.
Dubai Run 2024 location
Both the 5km and 10km courses offer participants a unique opportunity to run alongside Sheikh Zayed Road, a one-of-a-kind experience available only once a year.
The 5km route commences in the vicinity of the Museum of the Future, proceeds past renowned landmarks such as Burj Khalifa and Dubai Opera, and concludes near Dubai Mall. Notably, this route is predominantly flat and caters to individuals of all age groups and running proficiencies.
On the other hand, the 10km route also initiates near the Museum of the Future and follows Sheikh Zayed Road, leading to the Dubai Water Canal. Subsequently, it loops back towards the World Trade Centre before culminating on Al Mustaqbal Street near Dubai International Financial Centre. This course is more suitable for seasoned runners, offering a slightly more challenging experience.
Dubai Run 2024 registration
Registration for the 2024 Dubai Run isn’t underway yet.
For the 2023 Dubai Run event, participants were required to complete a free registration on www.dubairun.com with their e-mail and other details, and subsequently obtain their Dubai Run bib. It’s crucial to note that participation won’t be permitted without this bib.
Dubai Run 2024 facilities
Here are some of the facilities available at the Dubai Run 2023. A similar preparation is expected for the Dubai Run 2024.
Water drinking stations available every 2.5km from 5km to 40km and at the finish for marathon runners; 3km, 8km and at the finish for the 10 km runners; and only at the finish for 4km runners.
ORS hydration stations available at 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km and the finish for the marathon runners, and at 8km and the finish for the 10km runners.
Baggage facilities available near the start and finish area for Marathon and 10km runners only.
Sponges, toilets, and medical services available at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km, and at the finish.
Live bands, entertainment shows and activities, and food and beverage stalls available throughout the Marathon Village on the day of the Run.
Dubai Run 2024 entry fees
Participation in Dubai Run 2024 comes at no cost. Individuals from all walks of life can relish the exhilaration of this fitness event without any fees involved.