Thanks for registering for Run The Track October 2017. If you have friends, family, or colleagues that also wish to enter, online registration is still open – however, late registration fees begin on Monday 16th October, so get them to sign up now for the best price right here


We are giving all runners registered by 18th October the opportunity to collect race numbers before race day at the following CAFFE NERO location: Friday 20th October, 9am -11am, Golden Mile Shopping, The Palm Jumeirah. Look for the man sitting down with lots of race numbers!


Please collect your race number before race day if you can, this cuts down on queues on race morning. Alternatively, and also for those registered after 18th October (if entry is not sold out), race numbers can be picked up on the morning of the race from 5:00am at Dubai Autodrome. If you collect your number on race day, we urge you to arrive early to avoid queues. Note that it is not possible to register for the race on race day, under any circumstances.


Run start times are 6:15am for the 10km/5km and 6:20am for the 3km on Saturday 21st October. The races start ON time, if you are late you WILL miss the start – we recommend arriving an hour before race start. A map and directions to Dubai Autodrome can be found on the dubairunning.com website. When you arrive, use the car park in front of the pits area. The start area is the left side of the pits area. Toilets are close to this area and signposted. There are no changing or shower facilities.


Please ensure that your race number is held securely at the front of your vest with 4 safety pins and that it is VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES to race marshals, especially at the finish. There are safety pins provided for each race number. Please do NOT run through the finish line more than once (ie with friends that have finished behind you), as this causes unnecessary problems recording finish times and positions and your race time WILL be voided. The timing chips that we use for electronic timing of participants are simple to use, and instructions on how to wear your timing chip provided. Please ensure timing chips are worn as directed, or your race time will not be recorded.


After finishing the run, please remove your timing chips and give them to the person at the medal table – your returned chips will be exchanged for a finishers medal. No chips, no medal, so keep them safe once you finish.


For the race start, please gather BEHIND the start line 5 minutes before race start. The 10km run will start first, so 3km runners should wait until the 10km has started before lining up to start. Faster runners should start nearer to the front, slower and inexperienced runners should start at the back. Only enter the start area when instructed. Take notice of cones that mark the start/finish area and the course that you need to run on. Generally, you run with cones to your LEFT. Note that overall race results are based on gun time, as with most running events.


For friends and relatives spectating, there will be a coffee cart serving drinks and snacks. Payment is by cash. There are water stations around the course for runners (6 water station points on the 10km including finish area, 3 in the 5km and 3km.


The course is marshalled, with kilometre and course markers. The 5km race is a single lap, the 10km is over 2 laps, whilst the 3km is a single shorter lap, with short cuts at the two on course water stations. Should any person face any medical difficulty on site, please report or have someone report to a marshal/water station. There is an ambulance on site for the duration of the event. Participants should ensure that they have adequate private medical cover before participating and that they are physically and medically fit to participate.


Medals will be given to all finishers in the 10km, 5km and 3km runs (in exchange for your timing chip). There are trophies for the first three finishers (male and female) in the overall 3km, 5km and 10km as well as trophies for the first 3 in each age group. Additionally, we have prizes for the male and female overall winners of the 10km, 5km & 3km as well as a raffle draw at the presentations, where ALL runners present will have the chance to win a prize. Keep your race number, as you will need this for the raffle. Presentations will take place at around 8am for all run participants in front of the pits area close to the finish line. For people that don’t stay to attend the awards, we are unable to pass on uncollected awards after the event morning, so please stay for the presentations.


Links to results will be posted on the event website (www.dubairunning.com) and results.events and the Dubai Desert Road Run Facebook page within 24 hours of the race, usually much sooner (3-4 hours after the event after we have had time to go through and change any issues). Race photos from the race day (so long as the photos are suitable for publication) will also be published on the DDRR facebook page, are free to access to all and are edited and posted at a number of times in the days following the run.


I look forward to seeing you all and I hope that you all have a great experience at Run The Track October 2017.

Kind Regards

Dean O'Grady

Run The Track








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