THE WORLD’S LARGEST FUN RUN ON SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK

  • 5km and 10km routes start on Sheikh Zayed Road at the spectacular Museum of the Future taking place 20 November
  • Everyone must be registered and pick up their official bib to participate on the day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 November  2022 – With Dubai in full preparation to host the largest free fun run, one of the key highlights of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC)- Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai,  residents and visitors are gearing up to take over the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road on 20 November. Runners of all ages and fitness abilities are able to register and enjoy a once-a-year chance to run along Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road.

The fourth edition of Dubai Run presented by Mai Dubai offers runners two routes to choose from: a 10km route and a 5km route. Both routes give a once-a-year chance to run along Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road. The 5km route, suitable for runners of all ages and abilities, begins on Sheikh Zayed Road near Museum of the Future, passes the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Opera and ends near Dubai Mall. While the 10km route follows Sheikh Zayed Road to the Dubai Canal, then returns towards the Trade Centre before ending on Al Mustaqbal Street near DIFC. A longer route, it’s better suited to more experienced runners.

Participants must register and collect their official numbered bib from a number of convenient locations.

  • Ibn Battuta Mall (India  Court, near the Elephant Clock
  • Dubai Hills Mall (first floor, near FitnGlam)
  • City Centre Deira (level 2, near Aloft Hotel)

Bib distribution is open during normal mall opening hours on Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November.

Runners should arrive at the time nominated during the registration process; starting from 4am to ensure everyone reaches on time for the run’s start at 6:30am. Dubai Metro will be open from 3:30am  and is the easiest way to travel to and from Dubai Run presented by Mai Dubai. Make sure you have a NOL card with AED 15 credit to use Dubai Metro.  If you are running the 5km route, head for Emirates Towers or DIFC metro stations to start your run. If you are on the 10km route, head for World Trade Centre or Max stations. For those who prefer to drive, there is limited parking available near all metro stations.  Alternatively, park at one of the Dubai World Trade Centre car parks for the 10km route, or at Dubai Mall for the 5km route where participants can make their way to the start line using Dubai Metro.

Hydration is key during Dubai Run, and Mai Dubai will provide water stations at the start and finish lines as well as along both routes so make sure participants have access to water throughout the event. Mai  Dubai are partnering with Dgrade to recycle the bottles into sustainable clothing after the event ensuring a sustainable future.

A total of 146,000 runners, joggers, wheelers and walkers participated in Dubai Run presented by Mai Dubai last year, setting a record for the number of participants and making it the largest community fitness event in the world.  This year, even greater numbers are expected to join and turn Sheikh Zayed Road to a sea of green with runners wearing their Sun & Sand Sports t-shirts.

This year, Dubai Fitness Challenge is bringing its biggest line-up to date, with an exhilarating month of fun and inclusive fitness activities across two fitness villages:  DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village, and RTA Last Exit Al Khawaneej Fitness Village, 19 community fitness hubs, a host of sporting events and thousands of free classes taking places all over the city.

Dubai Run is organised by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism and Dubai Sports Council; with presenting partner Mai Dubai; Association Partners Sun and Sand Sports, Etisalat by E&, Fitbit, and Emaar; Official Partners Arabian Automobiles Co, and Emirates Airline; Media Partner Arabian Radio Network (ARN); and Government Partners Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Event Security Committee, Dubai Police, and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) .

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