This week's top sporting events

Big clashes to watch and community leagues to join

Wednesday 27

4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship
Expect two weeks of skydiving action in Dubai during this exciting competition. Screens will be set up at the Dubai Marina dropzone for spectators to get a close-up look at the stunts.
Free. Until December 10. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, (no number).

Double-header co-ed softball league
Sign up for this mixed league, starting today.
Dhs300 individual, Dhs3,000 team. 7pm-10pm. Until December 18. Dubai Softball Fields, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 447 2394).

Nad Al Sheba group ride
Join ex-professional cyclist Vitor Carvalho for a ride at Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, with an average pace of 24-26km.
Free. Wed from 6.30pm for 50km. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park,, (052 904 0031).

Volleyball league
This league is aimed at players who want a good challenge every night.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 18. Collegiate American School, (04 447 2394).

Thursday 28

Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens 2013
Expect three days of thrilling Rugby Sevens action from both male and female international teams at the city’s biggest sporting weekend of the year.
Free (Thu), Dhs300 (Fri-Sat), Dhs500 (Fri and Sat). From 8am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai to Al Ain Road (E66),

Fitness First running club
The gym giant restarts its running club with weekly runs at Safa Park (Thu, 7pm), Deira City Centre (Tue, 7pm) and Motor City (Wed and Mon, 8.30am and 7.30pm).
Free to all, register at any Fitness First club. Various locations (800 348 6377).

Try the ‘ultimate’ circuit
High-intensity interval training meets circuit training at this group class. First class free, Dhs50 per session thereafter.
Mon-Fri 6.45pm, Sat 11am. HM Fitness, Meydan Road, (050 459 9652).

Friday 29

ASICS 4km and 8km run
Take part in race two of five, choosing from a distance of either 8km or 4km.
Dhs150. From 7am. The Track, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba,

Color Walk Dubai 2013
This 5km un-timed, non-competitive walk sees participants covered in coloured powder with the completion of each kilometre.
Dhs110. From 3pm. Gate 1, Zabeel Park,

Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon 2013
Challenge yourself by taking on this half marathon, which winds around the Creek, followed by a post-race breakfast.
Dhs200. From 6.30am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club,

Saturday 30

Duplays’ Movember Kickball Tournament
All proceeds from this fun event go towards cancer research, and it’s not just the men encouraged to show off their moustaches – ladies are invited to get creative too. Expect games, a barbecue and live music. Dhs150 individual, Dhs1,200 team. 11am-5pm. Dubai Softball Fields, (04 447 2394).

Fairmont The Palm running club
This new running club has no membership fees, and is open to all, regardless of ability. There are three runs a week on Saturday (8.30am), Monday (6.30pm) and Wednesday (6.30pm). All participants get a free T-shirt, massage, smoothie and more when they complete ten runs.
Free. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3330).

Mirdif Futsal fives
Duplays’ first competitive five-a-side futsal league for men is now under way.
Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team. 7pm-9.30pm. Until December 21. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif, (04 447 2394).

Sunday 1 December

Check out a new table tennis academy
The new Dubai Table Tennis Academy is now open, founded by Polish national team player Wiktor Gniewek and offering group and private coaching to players of all ages. Open tournaments are held on the weekends.
From Dhs20 per day, Dhs150 per month, Dhs600 per year. Al Shabab Club, Al Mamzar (050 398 8005).

Pick-up Sundays
Join in Duplays’ pay-per-play ultimate pick-up frisbee sessions, which take place every Sunday evening.
Dhs40. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until December 8. Dubai Softball Fields, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 447 2394).

Monday 2

Night rides at Al Qudra
Join Probike’s Monday night rides, which are currently a short but sweet 36km or 45km out-and-back ride along the Al Qudra cycle track, with a pace of between 26-28kmph.
Free. Starts 6.40pm. Al Qudra Cycle Track, (04 325 5705).

Tuesday 3

Smart Core class
Give your core a thorough workout with this intense 30-minute class, led by Richmond.
From Dhs450 per month for unlimited group classes. 6.30pm-7pm.Smart Fitness, Cluster M, JLT, (04 438 5055).

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