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 features two distances; 10km and 3km. Both 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
RACE ENTRY FEE
The participation fee for each race is listed below. Spectators are welcome and there is no fee to access the venue for spectators.
3km - 90dhs, 10km - 130dhs
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.
RACE DATES & START TIMES
(All times listed are actual race start times)
Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 6.15am
Saturday 16th December 2017 - 7.45am
Saturday 17th February 2018 - 7.45am
Saturday 14th April 2018 - 6.15am
Saturday 16th June 2018 - 6.00am
After race presentations for all races commence 1 hour 45 minutes after race start time.
RACE NUMBER & TIMING CHIPS
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 NUMBER COLLECTION
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.
RACE START/FINISH POINT & PARKING
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 FACILITIES & BAG STORAGE
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.
WATER & REFRESHMENTS
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.
RACE AWARDS & PRIZES
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.
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.