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Professional and amateur runners, fancy a fitness challenge?

By Hayley Alexander

Dubai Women’s Run, the largest sporting event for women in the Arab World returns for its 9th edition.

It’s back and aims to be bigger than before, the Dubai Women’s Run is returning on Sunday November 6. Brave the morning chill (hard to imagine now, we know!) and run, jog or walk past the world’s largest observation wheel, the Ain Dubai on Bluewaters Island.

A regular fixture on the UAE’s sporting calendar since 2010, it’s making a comeback for the first time since Covid-19 hit. Organisers Plan b Group, in collaboration with the UAE Athletics Federation and Dubai Sports Council anticipate over 6,000 runners this year. Women and girls from 14 years and up are welcome to take part.

His Excellency Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, welcomed the attendees, and said: “Today we announce the organization of the ninth edition of the Dubai Women’s Run next November, which is the most important event in the world of women’s running that brings together amateurs and professionals of various categories, which will be organized this year in a unique tourist area that shines in Dubai and grabs the attention of the world, which is Bluewaters Island, where the contestants will take place in various streets of the island, and the start and conclusion will be next to “Ain Dubai” the largest of its kind in the world. The event has reached the ninth edition after achieving great successes in the eight editions. In the past where the number of participants in the eight edition reached nearly 5,000 and it is expected that the number in the ninth edition will reach more than 6,000 participants from various categories.

He added, “We are pleased that women of various nationalities, including amateurs and professionals will participate in the race, and that among the participants are female runners from our national team in the 10km category, where they will compete with international runners and be an opportunity to develop the level and continue to compete in different competitive races.”

Make it a run to remember, round-up the ladies and decide whether you’ll participate in the 5km or 10km race, though don’t put too much pressure on yourself - it’s all about the taking part, getting those steps in and basking in the magical JBR skyline in the morning.

Registration to participate will be online from July 1. On your marks ….


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