Thanks for registering for the The Dubai Desert Road Run April 2018. If you have friends, family, or colleagues that also wish to enter, online registration is still open.

 

We are giving all runners registered by 11th April the opportunity to collect race numbers before race day at the following CAFFE NERO location on Friday 13th 9-11am, Gallerias, Palm Golden Mile, The Palm. Look for the man sitting down with lots of race numbers! Note we are only at Caffe Nero at this time and date, it is not possible to pick up your race number from there at any other time.

 

Please collect your race number before race day if you can, this cuts down on queues on race morning. Race numbers can be picked up on the day of the race from 5.00am at The Sevens (the race venue). 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 and 6:20am for the 3km. The races start ON time, if you are late you WILL miss the start – we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before race start. A map and directions to The Sevens can be found on the runsqueak.com website. When you arrive, park in the Players Club car park which is signposted. The start area is in the village area, behind Costa Coffee. Toilets, changing rooms and showers are available.

 

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 tags that we use for electronic timing of participants are simple to use, and instructions on how to wear your timing tags provided. Please loop only ONE tag through the left hand lace of each of your shoes, fasten your shoe laces and let the timing tag hang freely on the LEFT hand side of your shoe. Repeat for the other shoe, so that you have one tag hanging from the lace of each shoe. Do not tuck the tags into your shoes. We provide additional assistance for the wearing of timing tags onsite and you can watch an instructional video by clicking on this link. Please ensure timing tags 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. Note that overall race results are based on gun time, as is the international standard for running events.

 

There are water stations around the course for runners at various points including the start/finish area. The course is marshalled, with kilometre and course markers. The 10km is a two lap circuit, the 3km a shorter single lap, which turns at the first water station. 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 the10km and 3km runs (in exchange for your timing tags). There are trophies for the first three finishers (male and female) in the overall 3km 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 & 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 8.00am for all distances. 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 Run Squeak website (www.runsqueak.com) and results.events and the Dubai Desert Road Run Facebook page within 24 hours of the race, usually much sooner. 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 The Dubai Desert Road Run April 2018.

 

Kind Regards

Dean O'Grady

Runsqueak.com

 

 

 

 

RACE NUMBER PICK UP & RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS

Thanks for registering for the Dubai Desert Road Run on Friday 14th December 2018. If you have friends, family, or colleagues that also wish to enter, online registration is still open, but note that late registration fees begin from Monday 10th December.

 

We are giving all runners registered by 11the December the opportunity to collect race numbers before race day at the following CAFFE NERO location: on Thursday 13th December between 6pm -8pm at Caffe Nero Motor City. Look for the man sitting down with lots of race numbers! Note we are only at this Caffe Nero location at this time and date, it is not possible to pick up your race number from this Caffe Nero location at any other time.

 

Please collect your race number before the race if you can, this cuts down on queues on race day. Race numbers can be picked up on the day of the race from 6.15am at The Sevens (www.thesevens.ae). 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 7.30am for the 10km and 5km, and 7.35am for the 3km. The races start ON time, if you are late you WILL miss the start – we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before race start. A map and directions to The Sevens can be found on the runsqueak.com website. On entry to The Sevens, follow signs to the Player Club car park area. There are toilets and showers available.

 

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 tags that we use for electronic timing of participants are simple to use, and instructions on how to wear your timing tags provided. Please loop only ONE tag through the RIGHT hand lace of each of your shoes, fasten your shoe laces and let the timing tag hang freely on the left hand side of your shoe. Do not tuck the tags into your shoes. We provide additional assistance for the wearing of timing tags onsite and you can find an instructional video at this link. Please ensure timing tags 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 and 5km run will start first, so 3km runners should wait until the 10km and 5km 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. Note that overall race results are based on gun time, as is the international standard for running events.

 

There are water stations around the course for runners at various points including the start/finish area. The course is marshalled, with kilometre and course markers. All distances follow the track, the 10km takes in 2 laps of a 5km loop, the 5km one lap, and the 3km a shorter single lap, which turns at the first water station. 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.

 

Note to all those that choose to wear headphones whilst running - if you ignore instructions from race marshals, then you do so at your peril, and we take no responsibility for those that do not get a finish time as a result.

 

Medals will be given to all finishers in the runs (in exchange for your timing tags). 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 Note that in the 3km there are only junior age groups, adults compete for the overall top 3 only. Please check the about page at www.runsqueak.com to view the age groups for each distance. 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 9am for all distances. 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 Run Squeak website (www.runsqueak.com) and www.results.events and the Dubai Desert Road Run Facebook page within 24 hours of the race, usually much sooner. 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 The Dubai Desert Road Run on 14th December 2018.

 

Kind Regards

Dean O'Grady

www.runsqueak.com

 

 

 

 

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