Registration now open for Dubai’s vertical tower race

Popular M1 run returns to Media One Hotel

Registration now open for Dubai’s vertical tower race

It’s time to start skipping the elevator and using the stairs, as one of the toughest races in Dubai is making a highly-anticipated return – emphasis on the ‘high’.

The M1 vertical tower race is back at Media One Hotel, and there’s more than Dhs40,000 in prizes to be won for the first run of 2020. That’s plenty of incentive to start lunging up those stairs.

Taking place on Saturday February 15 from 9am onwards in Dubai Media City, runners will have to take on a staggering climb up 33 flight of stairs, along with a 1.2km car park run to warm yourself up.

Categories to be crowned victorious include fastest man, fastest women over and below 40 and fastest team.

Not in it to win in? Not to worry, as there will be a chill-out zone at the top with goodie bags and some much-needed drinks and nibbles as well. Oh, and a medal for your efforts.

Registration for the M1 run is now open, with prices starting at Dhs145. Get yourself signed up by emailing or by visiting

If you’re more of a horizontal kind of runner, the city’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is coming up this month, and you can check out all the details right here.

For all other sporty activities to check out throughout Dubai, click here.

Good luck, stair climbers.
From Dhs145. Sat Feb 15, 9am onwards. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City,

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