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Updated January 2023

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 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.

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Dubai Run 2023 date and time

Dubai Run 2023 will be held on Sunday, 12 February.

The Marathon starts at 6:00 AM, the 10km Road Race at 7:15 AM, and the 4km Fun Run at 10:00 AM.

The temperature will be approximately 10-15 degrees celcius at the start.


Dubai Run 2023 location

The Dubai Run 2023 will take place at Umm Suqeim Road, opposite the Madinat Jumeirah and in the shadow of the iconic Burj Al Arab.

All three events – the marathon, the 10km road race, and the 4km fun run – will start at Madinat Jumeirah end of Umm Suqeim Road and end at the Dubai Police Academy end of Umm Suqeim Road.

Marathon runners will run past landmarks such as the entrance to Palm Island, the Dubai Media City entrance, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Burj Al Arab, and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

To check the route and maps of each event, click here.


Dubai Run 2023 registration

Runners of all fitness abilities are invited to register and challenge themselves to go the distance. However, individuals must be over 18 years for the marathon and over 15 years for the 10km road race. The 4km fun run is open to all ages.

Dubai Run 2023 registration is now open online. All participants have to visit the official website of Dubai Fitness Challenge to register. Click here to register.


Dubai Run 2023 facilities

Water drinking stations will be 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 will be 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 will be available near the start and finish area for Marathon and 10km runners only.

Sponges, toilets, and medical services will be 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 will be available throughout the Marathon Village on the day of the Run.


Dubai Run 2023 Run Number Collection

Run numbers can be collected from the ADIDAD – Dubai Mall on the following dates.

  • Thursday, 9 February – 10am to 10pm
  • Friday, 10 February – 10am to 10pm
  • Saturday, 11 February – 10am to 5pm.


Dubai Run 2023 Entry Fees

The prices for Dubai Run 2023 are as below:

  • Marathon: USD 150 (AED 550)
  • 10km Road Race: USD 85 (AED 312)
  • 4km Fun Run: USD 50 (AED 183)


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