Running, as a sport or an active hobby, is a great way to get into shape and stay fit. Rather than running indoors on a treadmill (the most popular piece of cardiovascular equipment both at home and in gyms), why not go outdoors and run by the beach, instead? Especially in the season of pleasant weather and fresh air.
Running strengthens the legs, heart and cardiovascular system; moreover, this activity is a natural way to maintain a healthy weight. Regularly running on a jogging track or a walking path and mixing it up between the road and a sandy beach, for example, is a great way to challenge your body. Navigating ever-changing terrain can push you closer to your maximum performance.
Of course, always consider the risks of outdoor running, especially in UAE’s temperature and UV radiations. Runners must be careful of the possible harm caused by excessive sunshine, such as dehydration and sunburn, so be sure to wear protective sunscreen and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated while training outdoors. Try to drink plenty of water before, during and after running! Also, cool your body down with light stretches when you complete the run.
To improve your speed, strength, confidence, and mental endurance, why not participate in one or more of the upcoming Dubai Road Running Events? The Dubai Desert Road Run, Dibba Run, Run The Track are coming up. This series of road running events will definitely give you a confidence boost and provide the challenge you might need to push yourself to your limits.
Runners must pre-register online, in advance, to take part and to receive a unique race number. All finishers taking part in the Dubai Run Events will be awarded a medal at the finish line. Also, competitors that finish in the first 3 of their respective age groups also receive trophies.
Dubai Desert Road Run:
- Friday 22nd February 2019 – 7.30am
- Friday 12th April 2019 – 6.15am
- Friday 7th June 2019 – 6.00am
This is a run held at The Sevens, Al Ain Road, Dubai.
- Saturday 2nd March, 7.30am
This is a run in the beautiful Marina area of the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort.
Run the Track
- Saturday 16th March, 06:15 am
- Friday 10th May, 07:45 pm (Ramadan Night Run)
This is a run over various distances on the official Dubai Autodrome race track.
Organized as a community event, the Dubai Desert Road Run, Dibba Run, and Run The Track feature three distances; 10km, 5km and 3km. These distances can accommodate the entire running community, from first time social runners to some of the best UAE based athletes.
Age group requirements: “In the 3km, the minimum age for entry is 6. In the 5km the minimum age for entry is 12. In the 10km, the minimum age for entry is 14. Minimum ages are on the basis of health and safety.”
Price range to participate: 105.00 AED – 147.00 AED; 3km – 105aed, 5km – 126aed, 10km – 147aed
Sign up now for any of the Dubai’s most popular running events.
For more details, visit http://www.dubairunning.com/