Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2020 taking place this January

Up to 30,000 runners set to take place in one of the world’s richest races

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2020 taking place this January

It’s time to slip on those sneakers and burn off the festive feed, as the 21st edition of one of the world’s richest races is kicking off this January.

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is making a return, with an expected 30,000 runners set to take to the streets of Dubai for a chance to win an incredible $100,000 (Dhs367,320).

Taking place on Friday January 25 with different races starting from 7am onwards, runners will begin the marathon on Umm Suqeim Road opposite Madinat Jumeirah, with views of the Burj Al Arab, then along King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.

Runners will then loop around past the start point and onto Jumeirah Beach Road, and then head raound Al Mehemal Junction and heading back.

Complete that route one more time and head to the finish line at Dubai Police Academy and congratulations, the race is complete.

If you’re there to spectate, you can cheer on the runners from any point along the route, but there will be grandstands near the end of the route at Dubai Police Academy.

Entry for the full marathon is priced at USD150 (Dhs550), but if you don’t feel ready enough for it, don’t fret as there’s also the 10km road run is from USD85 (Dhs312) and a 4km fun run set at USD50 (Dhs183).

If you’re after ways to get fit and crank up that stamina, check out these running clubs in Dubai to join.

It's time to start pounding the pavements.
Dhs550 (marathon), Dhs312 (10km), Dhs183 (4km). Fri Jan 25, 7am onwards (marathon); 8.30am onwards (10km road race); 10.30am onwards (4km fun run). Start: Umm Sequim Road, opposite Madinat Jumeirah. End: Dubai Police Academy, www.dubaimarathon.org (04 433 5669).

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