The Al Marmoom Dune Run.


Al Marmoom Dune Run 2020 registrations open


DUBAI – Registrations are now open for the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run in Dubai, according to the Dubai Sports Council.

The Al Marmoom Dune Run will take place on November 13 in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

The Dune Run will take participants on a 5-kilometre course across dunes and around stunning lakes in the conservation reserve.

The Dune Run is open to all residents and visitors, aged 15 and above, and they can register in one of four categories – Elite 5km for male and female, and Open 5km for male and female – through Hopasports and Premier Online

Participants below 18 years of age, however, must obtain their parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter.

Registration will close on November 8, or when slots are filled.

Participants will receive finisher medals. The top three finishers in each category – male and female – will be awarded trophies.

Participants can also attend free practice sessions at the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve on September 26, October 9, October 23 and November 6.

The Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrubland.

It is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other species, including the Arabian Oryx, Arabian gazelles, sand Gazelles, foxes, and wild cats.

The 3,000 years old Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site – one of the oldest sites in the country dating back to the Iron Age – is also located within the reserve. ICA/Expat Media

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