About The Dubai Desert Road Run

First held in February 2012, the Dubai Desert Road Run is held several times a year, appealing to all elements of the running community - from first time social runners, to some of the best UAE based athletes.

Organised as a community event in which runners of all abilities are encouraged to participate, the Dubai Desert Road Run now features three distances; 10km, 5km and 3km. All distances are run on private roads over a safe, traffic free course. The start and finish for each Dubai Desert Road Run is at the heart of 'the village' in The Sevens stadium, some 40km off the Dubai coastline.


All finishers of the Dubai Desert Road Run are rewarded at the finish line with a bespoke event medal. Additionally, those that finish competitively in the first 3 of their respective age groups also receive trophies, which are presented on completion of the mornings runs, together with a prize raffle in which participants that are present have the opportunity to win spot prizes.

Dubai Desert Road Run Coverage April 2015 by Physique TV

Dubai Desert Road Run Coverage November 2015 by Physique TV


The participation fee for each race is listed below. Spectators are welcome and there is no fee to access the venue for spectators.

3km - aed105, 5km - aed126, 10km - aed147. All prices include VAT. For all direct registrations via this website we do not charge any booking or additional card fees.

Note that all entry fees are paid online in advance. Late registration fees apply to all registrations for places still available less than 5 days prior to race day.

It is not possible to enter a run on race day under any circumstances.



(All times listed are actual race start times)

Friday 21st September 2018 - 6.15am

Friday 14th December 2018 - 7.30am

Friday 22nd February 2019 - 7.30am

Friday 12th April 2019 - 6.15am

Friday 7th June 2019 - 6.00am

After race presentations for all races commence 1 hour 45 minutes after race start time.



Each registered participant will be issued with a unique race number and timing chip for each race they are registered into. It is essential that the race number and timing chip is worn at all times during your race and that your race number is visible to race officials.



Race numbers and timing chips can be collected prior to each run, or on event day at the venue before the run.

Participants will be notified 2 weeks prior to each run, with the specific race number collection dates, times and locations.



Each of the races start and finish at the same point, in the village area of 'The Sevens'

There is plenty of free parking for all participants and spectators at the 'Players Club' car park at The Sevens. Please see the location page for details of 'The Sevens' location.



Each race route follows an accurately measured course starting and finishing in The Sevens village.



Changing and toilet facilities will be available close to the start/finish area. Bag Storage is available via lockers, a key is available for a locker from the security office on presentation of ID (No fee). There are a limited number of lockers, so are issued by security on a first come first served basis. The organisers accept no responsibility for loss of clothing or equipment. There are ample showering facilities available at The Players Club - please bring your own soap and towels.



There will be a number of water stations allocated on the course and at the finish of the race. Costa Coffee is open on site, selling food & beverage for those that wish to purchase items before and after the race is also available.



Medals will be presented to all finishers after they cross the finish line. Individual trophies for those finishing in the first 3 of male and female runners of each age group will be presented at approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes after the run start time. Age group trophies will be presented to the following categories:

3km; Age 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-20. There is no adult age group in the 3km - adults are included in overall standings.

5km; Age 12-20, 21-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.

10km; Age 14-20, 21-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.



The race results will be available on the www.runsqueak.com website, normally a few hours after race end.





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