Whether you run for fun or run to improve your personal best, there are many facilities in Dubai to accommodate your training needs. In many of the parks a special soft textured running path has been laid to reduce the risk of injury whilst running, foot paths have been laid in most of the residential areas( this was not the case until recently) and of course the many gyms contain the very latest in training equipment to help you achieve the best level of fitness possible
There are several Dubai running clubs which always welcome new members (see listings).
One of Dubai's many major sporting events is the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. Held in January each year it attracts many international accomplished athletes as well as local ones. The prize money offered is amongst the highest on the international circuit.
In addition to the Marathon there are several other races:
|ABRaS Mina 10km races||- Oct , March, May|
|RAK Half Marathon||- February|
|Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon||- December|
|Mirdiff Milers 10km||- November|
|ABRaS AC||- www.abrasac.org|
|Mirdiff Milers||- www.mirdifmilers.blogspot.com|
|Dubai Road Runners||- www.dubai-road-runners.com|
|Stride for life||- www.strideforlife.com|