Summer Solstice Crazy Bonkers Ride and other fitness events to look forward to in June

David Cooper - Writer 11:18 28/05/2019
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Are you competing in any fitness events in June?

Here’s our top three to get involved in!


Friday, June 7

One of the most popular races in the UAE’s running calendar is back to offer athletes another chance to take part in the Dubai Desert Road Run.

The event will take place on June 7, marking the third time this year it has been held, following previous editions in February and April.

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.

From complete beginners and social runners to hardcore competitors, the community run appeals to everyone with a race that can be both challenging and fun.

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.

MORE INFORMATION: Dubai Desert Road Run

Friday, June 14

One of the toughest and most enjoyable races in the region, the Jabal Al Akhdar Trail Run, is set to return for another year and will take place in the stunning mountains of Oman on June 14.

The fully supported single-stage race, which features a 3km and 10km distance to entrants, will see you navigate through rocky terrain – with an elevation profile of approximately 2,200 metres in total – and over the spectacular mount passes of Jebel Al Akhdar.

This is a race not to be missed and based on the positive response from last year is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year.

MORE INFORMATION: Jabal Al Akhdar Trail Run

Friday, June 21

Cyclists looking to keep up their training during the soaring summer months can ride up to 180 kilometres in one night on June 21.

Taking place at Al Qudra, the Summer Solstice Crazy Bonkers Ride is an endurance event but not a race. It is an opportunity to clock up kilometres in the middle of the summer, on what is close to the longest day/shortest night of the year.

The 86 kilometre track, consisting primarily of a 50 km loop, is a pedal power paradise located east out of Dubai, near Studio City and Arabian Ranches.

It starts from 9pm, meaning you’ll be cycling into the early hours of the morning and, whether you’re a first-time or experienced athlete, there are different distances to choose from.

Five categories will be offer from 180km, 160km, 100km, 52km or 38km distances.

MORE INFORMATION: Summer Solstice Crazy Bonkers Ride

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