The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has commissioned four medals for the 2020 edition of the race.


Medal for world’s ‘fastest half marathon’ in RAK revealed


DUBAI – The eagerly anticipated medal design for the fastest half marathon in the world – the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon – has been revealed.

More than 1,000 runners have already registered for the sporting event taking place on February 21 on Al Marjan Island, according to the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism and Development Authority. Prizes total Dh1.219 million.

The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has commissioned four medals for the 2020 edition of the race – one for each of the categories.

Crafted in metal, each medal is engraved with the category and embossed with the individual race distance.

While the Half Marathon and Relay medals boast an impressive 90mm diameter with a stylised rotating disk in the middle, the 5KM and 1KM medal designs are solid discs measuring 80mm and 70mm respectively and bear the eye-catching, iconic logo of the event. The medals are made complete with colourful, individual ribbons for each category.

On course to be the biggest ever edition of the event with a record number of participants, the family-friendly race will host a number of categories including; the half marathon, two- and four-person relay, 5km and 1km Kids Run.

In particular, the relay and 5km races are perfectly suited for team building amongst school teams of teachers and students, as well as corporate teams, and friends and families alike. A special discount will be offered to group bookings to encourage teams to engage in a healthy and active challenge.

Each participant will receive a race shirt from the Half Marathon’s technical sponsor – leading Spanish sports equipment brand, Joma. Until December 31, runners can personalise their shirts with 15 characters to wear their name, nickname, cause or running club on the reverse of their race shirt.

A bus service will also be provided for runners participating from Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi for a nominal fee of Dh50, excluding VAT. Pick up locations will be announced on the website soon.

To celebrate Ras Al Khaimah recently being named the “Gulf Tourism Capital”, all participants are eligible for a 20 percent discount on some of the northern Emirate’s most enticing attractions – including Jebel Jais Flight and the Pearl Farm – when booking during the race weekend, from February 20 to 22.

The following ages limits apply to the race categories:
• 16 years of age for the half marathon (21.0975km) and two-person relay team
• 14 years of age for the 5km and the four-person half marathon relay team
• 1km Fun Run is open to all ages


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