Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer and other UAE fitness events to look forward to in April

David Cooper - Writer 11:50 02/04/2019
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Are you competing in any fitness events this month?

Here’s our top five to get involved in!


Friday, April 5

Organisers of the event are expecting over 1,000 cyclists as popularity in the event and the sport has grown over the years.

Starting and finishing at Al Zorah Marina 1, full road closures will be in place and the exciting cycling routes will make their way through the centre of Ajman.

In addition to the longer route, Ride Ajman will also feature a dedicated 58km and 115km UAE National Development Race for UAE nationals to spark interest and participation.

TIME: 06:00
MORE INFO: Ride Ajman

Friday, April 12

The Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim is back for its 15th year, where up to 900 swimmers are preparing for a 1,600 meter open water swim in the Arabian Gulf – all in aid of a good cause.

Organised by Wild Wadi in partnership with Jumeirah Group, all funds raised at the event will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation to support obesity research.

TIME: 07:30
MORE INFO: Burj Al Arab Swim

Friday, April 12

One of the most popular races in the UAE’s running calendar is back to offer athletes another chance to take part this month.

Since its first run back in February 2012, the Dubai Desert Road Run has steadily grown to hold races several times throughout the year, bringing together some of the best in the region’s running community.

Three distances are on offer, 10 kilometre, 5km and 3km races that will be run on private roads on a safe, traffic-free course. The race, held at The Sevens, will kick-off at the village area between Pitch 1 and Pitch 8 before concluding between the village area and Pitch 5.

TIME: From 06:15am *
MORE INFO: Dubai Desert Road Run


The Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge – the region’s first cycle race dedicated to women – will take place inside the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

Participants can register as individuals or teams. Individual categories will be divided into the following age groups; Under 13 years, 13-15 years, 16-19, 20-39, 40-49 and 50-plus.

The team competition, meanwhile, will take place in three categories: Teams of four plus are encouraged in the kids, juniors and adults categories.

There are three distances offered: 10 kms for kids under 13 years, 20kms for juniors 13-15 years, 20 kms adults over 16 years and 50 kms for adults over 16 years.

TIME: From 07:00am*
MORE INFO: Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge

Friday, April 20

One of the toughest and most enjoyable races in the region, the Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer, is set to return for a six year and will take place in the stunning mountains at Wadi Showka.

The fully supported single-stage race, which features a choice of 30 kilometre, 20km and 10km distances to entrants, will see you navigate through rocky terrain and over the spectacular mount passes.

This is a race not to be missed.

TIME: From 05:00 *
MORE INFO: Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer

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