Action sports brand XDubai, together with Spartan Arabia and supporting partner Dubai Sports Council, are bringing back the XDubai Spartan Women’s Race during the second annual Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Open to women aged 15 and above, the event, which will be held on Saturday, October 27 at Jebel Ali Racecourse, builds on the region’s first Spartan Race and will include not one, but two new race lengths, as well as a Spartan Kids’ Race designed specifically for the next generation of Spartans.
With approximately 2,000 women expected, the event will feature a 5+ km Sprint that packs more than 20 signature Spartan obstacles, and a 13+ km Super with over 25 signature Spartan obstacles, as well as a tougher and more rugged terrain.
Both Sprint and Super lengths will also feature Elite and age group category options for those wanting to test their mettle against fellow competitive athletes, while giving the top Elite racers a chance at glory and cash prizes.
Distances for the Spartan Kids’ Race, which is open to both girls and boys, range from 800m for kids aged 4-6, 1.6km for kids aged 7-9, and 3.2km for those aged 10-14.
Along with being held during the second annual Dubai Fitness Challenge, the event will take place during Breast Cancer Awareness month. In keeping with the spirit and importance of the month, Spartan Arabia has pledged to donate a percentage of the proceeds from the event to the Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends, as well as give participants an easy option to donate when registering for, or competing in, the event. Funds donated will be used to support breast cancer patients and fund ongoing research.
With tickets available now, the Sprint and Super races are exclusively open for female participants, but the fun and interactive festival area will be open to both women and men to cheer on their mothers, wives, friends and colleagues who will be competing in the race.
Mohammed Javad, general manager of XDubai said: “Last year was a monumental year for the XDubai Spartan Race with a series of firsts, including the first women’s Spartan Race to be held in the Middle East and Africa region.
“The feedback from women who participated in that race – many participating in a Spartan Race for the first time – was nothing short of incredible.
“2018 has been an exciting year for women in the region so far and as a brand that inspires people to defy their limits, we’re looking forward to what promises to be a very inspiring event.”
The region’s first Spartan Women’s Race was held in December 2017 at Jebel Ali Racecourse. The 2017 event saw approximately 1,000 women from across the UAE and the region compete in an Open Sprint Race category comprising of 5+ km and approximately 20 obstacles.
With registration open online through www.SpartanArabia.com, and tickets to the race expected to sell out fast, organisers are encouraging all Spartans to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
What: XDubai Spartan Women’s Race
Where: Jebel Ali Racecourse, Dubai
When: Saturday, October 27
Contact: Visit www.SpartanArabia.com to sign up and for more information
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