Runners can pre-register for the Nike event, which was held in 2014 in Downtown Dubai
Nike have announced that their popular We Run DXB will return to Dubai later this year.
Details on the route are vague at the moment, but we do know the 10k running race will take place on Friday November 13, and be in Downtown Dubai.
Early registration for the event, which attracted more than 6,000 people in the week before Christmas last year, is open now, although you won't be able to pay the fee of Dhs100 until full details are revealed.
Dubai Desert Road Run The event consists a of 10km flat road run and a 3km fun run for newbies juniors. Registration closes Monday September 21. Dhs120 (10km), Dhs80 (3km fun run and children under 13). September 26, 6.30am. The Sevens Village area, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.premieronline.com (050 624 5095).
Ice Warrior Charity Challenge VI
Promising the ‘toughest commando assault course on snow’, this sub-zero race will get athletes powering through up to 15 different obstacles on the slopes of Ski Dubai. The proceeds of this year’s event go towards supporting Dubai Centre for Special Needs. To get involved, sign up by Sunday September 27. Dhs250. October 2, 8am. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.facebook.com/skidxb (04 409 925).
JLL Roy Nasr Memorial triathlon 2015
This race honours local triathlete Roy Nasr who was killed in a road accident while riding his bike in 2013. This year, competitors can enter the ‘super sprint’ (375m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run) and ‘sprint’ (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) distances. The event will be held on the grounds of JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort. Register before Saturday October 10. Dhs350 (adults), Dhs300 (under 18s). October 17, 6.45am. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.race-me-events.com (052 712 8950).
GMC Desert Warrior Challenge
Adults can choose to enter the 5km ‘Fearless’ event, which has 12 obstacles and is non-timed, the 10km ‘Desert’ non-timed event or the ‘Ultimate’ course, which is a 10km timed event with more than 20 obstacles. Registration closes Tuesday October 20. Dhs125-170 (juniors), Dhs315-570 (adults). October 23, 7am. Dubai Police Training Facility, Al Rawia, www.desertwarriorchallenge.com (no number).
Dubai Spartan Race
The Spartan Sprint and Super races will throw everything at its participants – mud, water, signature obstacles – all designed to help you discover your inner Spartan. Pre-register online to get discounted entry fees. November 6, 6am. Jebel Ali Racecourse, Al Barsha, www.spartanrace.ae (no number).
Electric Run Dubai
Run alongside British Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes at this night run, which is on its way to Dubai for the first time. The event is billed as the brightest 5km run around. Dhs165 (team of four when registered before September 6), Dhs185 (individuals before September 6). November 6. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.electricrun.ae (no number).
Dubai International Triathlon
This half-iron distance triathlon features a 1.9km open water swim in the sea near Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, a 90km bike ride from there through the Al Qudra Cycle Path to Emirates International Endurance Village and a 21.1km run between Al Qudra Cycle Path and Bab Al Shams. Registration closes Wednesday November 4. Dhs950 (individuals), Dhs1,200 (teams). November 14, 6.30am. www.dubai-tri.com (no number).
The Color Run
The so-called ‘happiest 5K on the planet’ tends to sell out wherever it’s held in the world, so to avoid the scramble for a race pack and for early-bird discounts, sign up and get your entries in before Sunday October 18. Dhs140, plus Dhs21 courier fee (early-bird tickets). November 21. www.thecolorrun.ae (no number).