The Dubai Run 30x30 opens on November 8, 2019.
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DUBAI – Dubai’s iconic highway of Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a running track for one morning only for the Dubai Fitness Challenge on Friday (November 8) as thousands are expected to race in the Dubai Run 30X30.
The free-to-attend event will see runners set off along the 14-lane Sheikh Zayed Road before passing a number of the city’s iconic buildings on both the 5km or 10km routes.
Here’s all you need to know:
Two races will be held on Sheikh Zayed Road: a 5km fun run and the 10km run.
November 8, with the 10km run starting at 6:30am and the 5km run starting at 6:45am. Both races start at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Participants are requested to be ready on the track with their race number visible by 6:15am for the 10km race, and 6:30am for the 5km fun run.
No. Latecomers will not be allowed to take part in the race.
The 5km fun run is open to everyone of all ages, while the 10km-run is open to anyone 18 or older. Children under 8 do not need to register for the 5km fun run.
Pre-registration is a must. Click here to register
The race will start at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC); taking all participants along a 2.5km stretch of Sheikh Zayed Road. The 10km run will then see runners make a turn towards Financial Centre Road and along Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard past some of the city’s most iconic buildings, before participants head back to the finish line at DWTC along Happiness Street.
The 5km fun run takes participants down a similar route on Sheikh Zayed Road, before heading through the high-rise buildings of DIFC, making a hairpin turn straight to the stunning Emirates Towers and back down Happiness street to the finish line at DWTC.
There will an exciting range of prizes with a total value of more than Dh200,000 to be given away on the day. Prizes will be given for the overall top 3 male and 3 female finishers of the 10km run, and spot prizes awarded throughout the morning.
Registered participants can start collecting their race kits from November 5 at DWTC:
o November 5, Tuesday: 4pm to 10pm
o November 6, Wednesday: 9am to 11:59pm
o November 7, Thursday: 9am to 10pm
Race kits can also be collected at selected Sun & Sand Sports from November 6.
Light snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at a number of cafes and outlets which will be open at DWTC and One Central. Water stations will also be available at regular intervals along both routes, courtesy of MonViso.
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