Special Al Marmoom Dune Run taking place this November

Registration for Dubai Sports Council’s 5km run is now open

Special Al Marmoom Dune Run taking place this November

Ready to get back outside now that temperatures are cooling down? Running through the dunes of Dubai’s deserts should get you back in action.

Dubai Sports Council is hosting a special Al Mamoom Dune Run, and registration for the one-off event is now open. Prepare for some sand in your runners

Taking place on Friday November 13 at the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, the 5km run is open to all Dubai residents and visitors above 15 years of age.

Running up and down dunes is no easy feat, so if you’re looking for some practice, registered runners can take part in four build up runs leading up to the event.

Trial sessions are free to attend, and will take place on Friday September 26, October 9 and 23, and November 6.

Those who finish the race will get medals for their grand effort, while the top three male and female participants will get a (well-earned) shiny trophy.

Ready to run through the deserts of Dubai? Registration closes on Sunday November 8, and you get signed up right here.

“Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrub land, where you can find 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species. You can also spot Arabian Oryx, Arabian gazelles, sand Gazelles, foxes and wild cats as well” said Race Director of FittGROUPME Danil Bornventure.

Looking for more places to run in Dubai? We’ve got you covered right here.
Dhs130. Fri Nov 13, 6.30am. Dune Platform, Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, www.hopasports.com/en/event/al-marmoom-dune-run-2020.

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