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Calling All Runners: The Brand New Mai Dubai City Half Marathon Is Launching In DIFC This Month

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PSA: The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is launching THIS OCTOBER Y’ALL!

The weather is finally cooling down and giving way to exciting new activities in Dubai and the City Half Marathon is DEFFO one of them.

Taking place in the heart of Dubai, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), fitness fanatics and runners, mark our words, this half marathon will be like no other. Along with taking up the fitness challenge, runners will be getting to run loops around the world’s most picturesque landscape as they push themselves beyond all limits. Let’s get that #EatingWithAView changed to #RunningWithAView this 2019.

This half marathon will take place during the annual 30×30 Dubai Fitness Challenge that’s endorsed by Dubai’s very own Crown Prince.

Dare to push your limits on Friday, October 25 when you you’re running amidst Dubai’s most iconic landmarks

The first-ever half marathon in the heart of Dubai, 21km, 10km, 5km runs as well as a 2.5km community run on offer.

This will be one of the major events taking place during the city’s annual 30×30 fitness challenge starting on Friday, October 18 to Saturday, November 16 throughout Dubai.

The 2.5km category is not only for those looking to get fit, but its also for those who want to go for a chill jog – just to get up and moving whilst having some fun while they’re at it.

There are also loads of great activities such as music bands, complimentary yoga, kids workshops, free F&B  initiated by DIFC to ensure it’s a fun morning for erraonee!

Find your happy pace as you’re taking in the breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline

The running track will begin in front of The Gate building at DIFC.

The 2.5km community-run which will be flagged off by Joe Wicks will take place on Friday 25th October at 9.30am following the 5km, 10km and half marathon at DIFC. A lot of exciting activities will be taking place during the marathon, where an appearance from a fitness star is also planned for the day.

Joe Wicks will also be taking part in the half marathon so don’t be surprised if you catch someone looking like him on the course… 99.9% chances are that its Joe Wick himself

Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach will also be flying the flag to start the 2.5km event.

The marathon’s running course has been measured by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and endorsed by the Dubai Sports Council

Khalid Ali Al Awar, Director of Sports Events Department has raved about the marathon route’s brilliant backdrop that even those who aren’t hard-core runners are going to love experiencing.

A truly unique experience for the local community.

This event will be bringing together communities to spread awareness about the benefits of sports and encourage residents to embrace an active lifestyle

Don’t miss out on being a part of a record-breaking and unique running course that is an absolute delight for runners and amateurs alike

The age categories for the 5km, 10km & 21km: 16-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60+ years

How much?

  • 2.5km community-run – free for under 6 and from AED40 for 7+
  • 5km – AED 130
  • 10km – AED 180
  • 21km – AED285

To register, click here

Or visit their website for more information.

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