Third edition of Mai Dubai City Half Marathon to return


The third edition of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be held on October 15 and will be held around Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Organised in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, the marathon will provide long-distance runners and fitness enthusiasts with a chance to compete in the classic 5km, a flat-and-fast 10km, and the ultimate 21-km challenge.

The marathon is held ahead of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that will return for its fifth edition and is expected to have very high participation. 

Alexander van ‘t Riet, CEO of Mai Dubai, said, "The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is returning to provide our running community in the UAE and all those who embrace healthy living with the best and safest outdoor event yet. We are confident of a high turnout, with an expectation of surpassing our previous record regarding the number of participants. Our confidence is rooted in the fact that more and more individuals today are continuously stepping up their efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle."

The half marathon is open to vaccinated participants aged 16 years and above who can register here.

All major COVID-19-related requirements and protocols will be observed before, during and after the event. The races will be spaced out, so proper sterilisation and cleaning of all areas and high-touch surfaces can be carried out.

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