Dubai Run 2023: Registration now open
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Dubai Run 2023: Registration now open for the world’s largest free fun run

Dubai Run 2023: Registration now open for the world’s largest free fun run

Sheikh Zayed Road will transform into a racetrack on Sunday, November 26 for the Dubai Run event

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Dubai Run 2023, the world’s largest free fun run, is now open for registrations, according to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism and the Dubai Sports Council.

Returning for its fifth edition, as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), the event is expected to see more than 200,000 people line up for a run along Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai on Sunday, November 26, which is also the final weekend of DFC 2023.

Runners and fitness enthusiasts, irrespective of their age or level of ability, can now register and secure their spot in this emirate-wide fitness activity.

The free run is presented by Mai Dubai and supported by Sun & Sand Sports.

A record number of 193,000 runners, joggers and walkers participated last year –and Dubai Run 2023 is set to be bigger than ever.

Two routes on offer at the Dubai Run 2023

Participants will have two routes to choose from, both starting on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Ideal for families and runners of all levels, the five-kilometre Downtown Family route will commence near the Museum of the Future, taking runners past Dubai Opera, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

Alternatively, seasoned runners can take on the 10-kilometre Sheikh Zayed Road route, stretching from Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Canal before looping back and finishing at Al Mustaqbal Street close to Dubai International Financial Centre.

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: “Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai, epitomises the spirit of the Dubai Fitness Challenge and I invite everyone irrespective of age and fitness ability to experience this unique opportunity as we come together as one vibrant community with a shared vision for a healthier and more active future. Last year, the event saw a record number of participants, with numbers continuing to grow. I look forward to seeing even more take part in the thrill of our city’s iconic free fun run.”

Mohamed Bodiat, SVP Brands – Sports, GMG, said: “As one of the most highly anticipated events on the DFC calendar, Sun & Sand Sports, a part of GMG, is thrilled to extend its support for the third consecutive year for the Dubai Run. This steadfast commitment aligns perfectly with our three-year strategic partnership with DFRE.”

Dubai Run presented by Mai Dubai is a flagship event of DFC.

How to register

Registration can be made for free.

Once you’ve signed up, you will be invited to collect your bibs and t-shirts, provided by Sun & Sand Sports, from DFC’s all-new Run and Ride Central, located at One Central.

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