Getting fit? Run, swim or ride at these upcoming endurance events
GIANT TransHajar MTB Race 2014 This four-day mountain bike race starting Wednesday February 5 offers a tough and challenging ride through Oman’s rather picturesque but challenging countryside. Dhs1,000. From February 5, from 8am. Race Village, Al Amaret Area, Muscat, Oman, www.premieronline.com (+968 992 18962).
Wadi Bih Run 2014 This relay run is open to teams of five (with a mandatory one female) and covers 72km and an altitude up to 1,000m. Dhs1,000 per team. Friday February 7, from 6am. Golden Tulip Hotel, Dibba, www.premieronline.com (052 645 3581).
Dubai Roadsters Coast to Coast Challenge The Spring 2014 challenge sees the city’s cycling enthusiasts tackle the 216km route from Dubai to Fujairah’s Le Méridien Al Aqah hotel. Though it’s open to all cyclists, you must have the required fitness levels and be familiar with cycling in a group in order to take part. Dhs225 per person. Friday February 14, from 5.30am. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, www.premieronline.com (04 339 4453).
Tour Dubike Cycling Festival 2014 Designed to cater for cyclists of all ages, abilities and fitness levels, there are distances of 161km, 100km and 50km, plus an 11km challenge circuit (for those building up to do as many loops as they can manage), along with a 2km and 5km kids’ event. From Dhs200 per person. Friday February 21, from 7am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66), www.premieronline.com (050 105 7845).
Wild Wadi’s Swim Burj Al Arab 2014 One of Time Out Dubai’s favourite annual sporting events, the 800m swim around the Burj Al Arab is held in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières. This year, a 1,600m swim has been added to the challenge. From Dhs275. Friday February 21, from 8am. Wild Wadi beach, Umm Suqeim, www.premieronline.com (02 631 7645).