Dubai: Have you been looking for the perfect opportunity to get back into a fitness routine? Well, grab your shoes and tie up those laces, because you can now register for the once-in-a-lifetime ‘Dubai Run’ to be held at Expo 2020. The event will span over distances of 3km, 5km and 10km scenic routes, on November 19.
However, you don’t have to wait until then because you can start your training right away and choose your difficulty levels (beginner, intermediate or advanced) – with the help of experienced and professional run coaches at the Expo 2020 Dubai Park in Sustainability District. The training will take place throughout the week, and participants can compete against each other every Saturday, starting October 9 to 30, in a bid to push themselves. Timings for the trainings are yet to be announced.
All you have to do is register online at the premieronline website, which closes on November 11 or sooner if slots run out. Registered participants will be categorised according to their age groups can take part in groups of four, free-of-cost. The event is open to participants of all ages, nationalities and abilities.
The family run will offer participants a 1.3km run through Ghaf Avenue – which is located near the Sustainability district of the 4.38 square kilometre venue. The main motive of the run is to help participants compete at various long distance races across the UAE as well as improving their fitness and overall wellbeing levels.
Umar Hameed, Director, AIS Athletics, said in an interview with Gulf News: “Health and fitness has always been a priority within the country, however, the lockdown wasn’t helpful last year given the pandemic. Post-lockdown, the Run Club was brought in to encourage people to get back on track. Expo 2020 Dubai has been one of the biggest blessings, especially since people world over would be coming for the six-month event. We are really looking forward to ‘run’ this event.”
Supported by the Dubai Sports Council, in association with Dubai-based AIS Athletics, the Dubai Run at Expo 2020 will also provide participants with refreshments and certificates. All you have to do is cross the finish line!