Presented in association with the Dubai Sports Council, Beach Run Dubai is the UAE’s first major beach race of the year. Competitors can compete in one of three races, which cater to all ages and abilities.
Those looking to just have some fun can take part in the 3.6km, for more serious competitors the 7.2km is more suitable, and for those with children the 1.8km family run is ideal. The event is a non-timed run, so those looking to record a time can do so, but it also takes any pressure off those just looking to take part in the fun.
When the race is over there’s also plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed. Food stalls, music and activities keep the whole family entertained within the Festival Village. Those not keen on the run itself can still come along and enjoy the Festival Village, which includes a live fitness work out for those with even more energy to burn after the Beach Run.
Over 2,200 runners are expected to take part in the event, which takes place in the shadows of Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab, the ideal spot to get that Insta-perfect photo.
Beach Run DXB is now in its fourth year having launched in 2016. Beach Run DXB has proved a huge success with runners and families over the past two years, and the 2019 event looks set to be the biggest so far. The event is fuelled by Gatorade and Aquafina, with Oakley and Emirates NBD as the main partners.
The three different race lengths mean it’s open to all ages. Last year saw a record 1,950 runners from a whopping 32 nationalities take part, with ages ranging from 18 months to 71-years-old collecting medals. As well as being a great way to get some exercise it’s also a brilliant way to spend time with the family and enjoy Dubai’s winter climate.
What: Beach Run DXB
Where: Sunset Beach, Umm Suqeim
Price: Adult prices 119 AED. Children’s prices 7.2km run – 119 AED, 3.6km run – 99 AED, 1.8km run – 99 AED. Under 5s free. Group discounts available for 4+ people.
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