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Join in The FIRST Ever Dubai Festival City Run

Set around Dubai Festival City, participants can enter various run categories

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23 October 2018

Last updated on 23 October 2018
Dubai Festival City Run 2018

The first EVER Dubai Festival City Run is happening this November, and here's how you can get involved!

Happening on November 9th, the Dubai Festival City Run will be bringing various categories to the city for participants to get involved with.

The run, organised by RaceME, will be hosted at Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate's fully integrated mega project.

Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes and finally, kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny Tiny.

How can you register for the DFC Run 2018?

Those wishing to register can do so at and online registrations is open until November 3rd. The Dubai Festival City Run half marathon will start at 6:30am on November 9th.

Registration prices are as follows (all shown exclude VAT):

  • 1km: AED 50
  • 5km: AED 150
  • 10km: AED 195
  • 21.1km: AED 275

The run is open to both seasoned marathon runners as well as aspiring amateurs and will take them through some of Dubai Festival City’s most scenic routes including the Dubai Festival City Mall, Automotive Park and the Festival Bay, Marsa Plaza and Al Badia Residences.

There is also a Race Village located close to Festival Bay with a number of F&B options for spectators and run participants.

DFC Run 2018 by RaceME

Samer Zabian, Director – Residential & Commercial Property at Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “The Dubai Festival City Run is the first step in a number of health-focused events planned within the destination. The Run is a great opportunity for participants of all levels to take part, enjoy and truly embrace the spirit of fitness and sport and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

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Dubai Festival City has been actively encouraging Dubai residents and visitors to embrace healthy living with a number of events taking place within the destination including the Organic Souk which gave an opportunity for visitors to buy delicious farm-fresh goods directly from the people who grow them.

The Dubai Festival City Run is being held as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge and with the support of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police, Dubai RTA and Dubai Municipality.

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RaceME is the leading sports events company in the UAE. Annually offering around 30 events across Dubai catered around Swimming, Biking, Running and Triathlon. RaceME provides safe and secure environments with state-of-the-art timing systems for athletes of all ages and abilities. Operational since 2013 the company has gone from strength to strength now providing ICONIC run events in the UAE including the DFC Half Marathon, Dubai Canal Run, The Palm Run and for triathlons the Dubai International Triathlon. RaceME designs, plans and orchestrates their events from ground up working with reputable partners and securing strong sponsorship with likeminded companies throughout Dubai.




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