Dubai Marathon, Wadi Bih Run and other UAE fitness events to look forward to in January and February

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Are you competing in any fitness events in January and February?

Here’s our top six to get involved in!

URBAN-ULTRA BIG STINKER
Friday, January 19 

If you are ready for a serious challenge then this may well be the event for you.

Described as one of the toughest solo footraces in the UAE, the Urban-Ultra Big Stinker has three distances available for competitors – 15km, 30km and 45km.

Wanting to test your fitness after the New Year – then this is a must.

START TIME: 7AM
MORE INFO: Urban-Ultra Big Stinker

STANDARD CHARTERED DUBAI MARATHON
Friday, January 26

Over 30,000 runners are expected to take part across Marathon, 10km and 4km Fun Race distances on January 26 – the most ever to participate in the Dubai event.

Registration is still open if you wish to participate or you can still go down and watch some of the best athletes in the world in action.

In the last edition of the race, Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia clinched men’s and women’s titles.

START TIME: 6.30AM

WADI BIH RUN
Friday, February 2 – Saturday, February 3

The profile of the Wadi Bih has increased rapidly since its inception in 1993, and this year’s 50km and 72km routes will be as tough as it gets, as tarmac roads and graded grave tracks will be part of the challenges that take you through the picturesque Hajar Mountains.

The run starts and finishes in Dibba, with the beautiful mountain surroundings of Oman serving as an ideal setting to a gruelling race. It will be an unforgettable experience!

START TIME: From 4.30am (depending on the distance)
MORE INFO: Wadi Bih Run

RAK HALF MARATHON
Friday, February 9

UAE’s premier road race returns for its 12th edition.

Since being launched in 2007, the event, which has become one of the most popular sporting competitions in Ras Al Khaimah, has gone from strength to strength, attracting thousands of competitive and community runners.

And with this year’s fast track, you can look forward to witnessing an exciting race!

START TIME: 6.45AM
MORE INFO: Rak Half Marathon

URBAN-ULTRA HAJAR 50 & 100
Friday, February 16

Challenge yourself on the beautiful ultra-trail 50km or 100km trail run through the mountain passes, along jeep tracks, through boulder ravines and over spectacular sand dunes of Ras Al Khaimah.

It is a tough challenge and requires training, but generous cut-off times (24hrs overall) allow most physically fit, determined and well-prepared runners to get to the finish.

START TIME: 6.45AM
MORE INFO: Urban-Ultra Hajar 50 & 100

BEACH RUN DXB
Friday, February 23

The Beach Run Series presented by Daman Activelife in association with Dubai Sports Council, returns to Dubai for its third edition and will take place at Sunset Public Beach.

The Beach Run series is an inclusive family-orientated event with 1.8km, 3.6km and 7.2km race distances to cater for runners of various abilities and fitness.

TIME: 8am
MORE INFO: Beach Run

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