It’s time to lace up your trainers and hit the track for the opening race of Super Sports Run Series later this month.
More than 400 runners are expected to flock to the Track Golf Club at Meydan, Dubai on Friday October 13 and you can still join them ahead of next Tuesday’s deadline.
Whatever your ability, there are various distances to choose from, ranging from 3km to 10km.
For those who want to test themselves even further they can compete in the 10 Miler, a new category, which will see them run for 16km.
Age categories for the 16km and 10km are under 30, 30 to 39 years, 40 to 49 years, 50 years and over. The 5km is for under 19, 19 to 29 years, 30 to 39 years and 40 to 49 years and 50 years and over.
The 3km is aimed for junior runners with categories including under 9 years, 9 to 12 years, 13 to 15 years, 16 years and over.
There’s even more reason to sign up considering the Super Sports Run Series allows all athletes finishing the race a chance of winning an all-expenses paid trip to Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand.
Previous editions of the community event, sanctioned by Dubai Sports Council, have proven to be a massive hit and Warren van der Merwe, race director of Super Sports Events, organisers of the run, is confident there will be a big turn-out this month.
“The Track at Meydan will once again offer some exciting races throughout the series,” he said.
“We received some great feedback last season regarding the 15km distance, so for this season we have included a new and classic running distance – The 10 Miler (16km) along with the 3km, 5km and 10km distances.
“The Track have been amazing in supporting this event over the years and Meydan Hotel have also offered some great prizes for competitors which include, restaurant vouchers to the Hotel and Qube Sports Bar.
“The race will start and finish at The Track Golf Clubhouse and will be run along the internal roads of Meydan and Nad Al Sheba.”
Entry costs Dh175 for adults and Dh125 ( juniors), while there will be a discount for families of three or more. Included in the fee is a finishers’ medal, T-shirt, photographs, electronic chip timer and refreshments.
WHAT: Super Sports Run Series Race One
WHERE: The Track Golf Club, Meydan, Dubai
WHEN: Friday, October 13 from 06:30
CONTACT: For more information or to register, visit www.supersportsuae.com