Dubai Fitness Challenge draws over 2.4 million participants


The seventh edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) has recorded a staggering 2.4 million participants across its action-packed 30-day calendar of events and activities.

Breaking records once again, the city-wide initiative brought friends, families, visitors, colleagues and neighbourhoods together to kick start healthier habits and embrace an active lifestyle.

Smashing 2022 numbers, this year’s DFC drew people from all ages and sporting abilities, who committed to the challenge of 30 minutes of daily exercise for 30 days.

Running from October 28 to November 26, DFC featured three fitness villages that welcomed close to 400,000 visitors throughout the Challenge.

In addition, 26 community fitness hubs played a pivotal role in engaging and inspiring individuals at a grassroots level.

DFC also featured two mega events that closed the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road to traffic so that people could cycle and run through the heart of Dubai.

The fourth edition of Dubai Ride welcomed 35,000 plus cyclists, collectively covering a distance of over 546,000 km, while the 5th Dubai Run saw Dubai's Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum lead 226,000 participants.

In addition, Dubai Stand Up Paddle made its DFC debut with nearly 1,000 participants taking to the serene waters of Hatta Dam.

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