First Dubai Festival City Run to take place on November 9

Dubai: Dubai Festival City on Monday announced that the first-ever Dubai Festival City Run will take place on November 9.

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project said in a press release that it will host the run which is being organised by RaceME.


The running event is being held as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge and with the support of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police, Dubai RTA and Dubai Municipality.

Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes. Kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny Tiny.

Participants can register at www.raceme.ae/dfc and until November 3.

The run is open to both seasoned marathon runners as well as aspiring amateurs and will take them through some of Dubai Festival City’s most scenic routes including the Dubai Festival City Mall, Automotive Park and the Festival Bay, Marsa Plaza and Al Badia Residences.

There is also a Race Village located close to Festival Bay with a number of F&B options for spectators and run participants. The half marathon will start at 6:30am.

Samer Zabian, director – Residential & Commercial Property at Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “The Dubai Festival City Run is the first step in a number of health-focused events planned within the destination. The Run is a great opportunity for participants of all levels to take part, enjoy and truly embrace the spirit of fitness and sport and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

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