Annual Dubai Women's Run on November 9

Organisers expect more than 5,000 runners this time

The UAE Athletics Federation (UAEAF) is gearing up to conduct the annual  Dubai Women’s Run on November 9 under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council.

"Last year we had a record number of 3,500 plus entrants for the second year and we expect more than 5,000 for the 2012 run," said Ahmad Al Kamali, IAAF Council member and President of the UAEAF.

"We will also incorporate again this year the 10K Run. We are grateful for Nakheel to provide the Palm Jumeirah as the running route for the 5k and 10K Run," he added.

Kamali said the federation wanted to help inspire women to discover the positive power of exercise and make physical activity an everyday part of life for women and girls.

Event Director Liesa Euton said: “We want women and girls to be surrounded by words and pictures championing fit and healthy women. We want to them take part in creating a culture where fit and healthy women are celebrated and more women feel inspired to take part.”

To register for the Run, visit the website and fill out an application. Entrance fee is Dh100 or visit any Reebok Retail outlet or any Al Liali Jewellery. 

Al Liali is offering a free pearl bracelet for Early Bird Registration till September 30 while supplies last.

For more information about the race or sponsorship opportunities contact Liesa Euton on 056 778-7722 or email:

“There has already been a tremendous response on the website already for participation from women and we are pleased with the inquiries also from Government Departments. So sorry, this event is for the ladies," said IAAF Council Member and President of the UAEAF Ahmed Al Kamali.

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