Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road: Detailed map, timings, prizes worth Dh200,000
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Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is set to make history this Friday, November 8, as Dubai Run 30×30 on Sheikh Zayed Road turns a section of the magnificent 14-lane highway into a running track for residents and visitors. The free-to-attend event will see runners set off along Sheikh Zayed Road before passing a number of the city’s iconic buildings on both the 5km or 10km routes.
The 5km fun run is open to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, while the timed 10km run is for running enthusiasts 18 years of age or older who can complete the route in 80 minutes or less.
Both routes commence 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.
All participants must register online and can start collecting their race kits from Tuesday, November 5 at Dubai World Trade Centre at the following timings on Tuesday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Wednesday from 9 pm to 11:59 pm, and Thursday from 9 am to 10 pm, and selected Sun & Sand Sports from Wednesday, November 6.
On race day, free parking will be open at DWTC from 5 am, and 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. The 10km run will start at 6.30 am, followed by the 5km fun run at 6:45 am. Latecomers will not be allowed to take part in the race.
There will also be an exciting range of prizes with a total value of over Dh200,000 to be given away on the day. Prizes will be given for the overall top three male and three female finishers of the 10km run, and spot prizes awarded throughout the morning.