Here’s your last chance to begin your weekend on a healthy note and compete for a charitable cause by signing up for the ADCB Zayed Sports City Pink 5&10k Run. The event is back is for its fifth edition on Friday October 13 with more than 350 expected to flock to Zayed Sports City. And you can join them with registration closing at midnight tonight.
Whether you run regularly or a newbie, it is open to all abilities. There are 11 age categories with 5k and 10k distances on the agenda. There’s even more reason to join considering funds raised will be donated to the Al Jalila Foundation in raising awareness for breast cancer.
“This is a very special race on the calendar as we know how important the cause is for those taking part,” said Steve Watson, managing partner at Gulf Multi Sport, organisers of the event, which is presented by Daman Activelife.
“Many of those running will have someone close to them who has been affected directly or indirectly by cancer. People who have also survived have competed and it’s one of those amazing events where it’s truly focused on family, an emotional connection to breast cancer. It’s a run that we see more women than men compete in on the day.”
Entry costs Dh180 for adults and Dh120 for juniors. Included in the fee is a certificate, medal and a Saucony technical pink T-shirt. Watson believes there are plenty of positives to signing up. “The event is for all ages and fitness levels and encourages runners to achieve their ambition whether that be simply completing the course or setting a personal best,” he said.
“It’s a chance to raise money for breast cancer awareness and the Al Jalila Foundation, while it’s also the perfect start to the day by running with your friends and family.
“It will be a great event as it has been in all the previous years we have held this. The atmosphere will be fun and there will be a lot of positivity, making it an enjoyable run for the participants.
“We are so proud of the increasing participation for this event and warmly thanks our wonderful sponsors.
“We hope that the funds raised for the Al Jalila Foundation will positively change the lives of many breast cancer patients.”
WHAT: ADCB ZSC Pink 5&10k Run
WHERE: Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
WHEN: Friday, October 13 from 07:00
CONTACT: For more info or to register, visit: www.premieronline.com
Runners in Dubai took to the stairs early on Saturday morning and scaled 36 flights of the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.
It was a race to the top as participants were released at different intervals to run-up 730 steps.
The official charity for the JBR event was the Rashid Centre for Disabled.
Here, we’ve put together a round-up of Instagram posts from participants:
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Friday (September 29th) marked the second Build-Up Ride of the Spinneys Dubai 92km Cycle Challenge with over 500 cyclists on the Al Qudra Cycling Track taking on the 50km challenge in preparation for the 92km event on December 15th.
Coming in first place for the men was Nayif Al Marzoqi with a time of 01:10:16, he was closely followed by Martin Bowie who was just three seconds behind with a time of 01:10:19 and Brendan Cronin came in third (01:10:22).
Nichola McDonald had a good lead coming in first in the women’s challenge, recording a time of 01:14:05.
Apple Clarrizze Garcia came in second, finishing in 01:16:18 and in third place was Jewell Narzoles at 01:23:35.
As well as providing a dedicated event for keen cyclists and newcomers, Spinneys, the locally-owned supermarket chain was one of the main attractions in the busy Cycle Village with their delicious pancakes as a post-ride breakfast treat.
Alongside Spinneys, a number of other sponsors ensured that all cyclists, friends and family had a fantastic morning, including UPANDRUNNING with their much-needed sports massages.
The third Build-Up ride is taking place on 20th October covering 65km followed by 85km on 24th November – both taking place at Al Qudra Cycling Track.
To register or find our more information on any of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge events please visit www.cyclechallenge.ae.