Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a rerouting plan for Sunday, November 20, 2022 for the Dubai Run, tens of thousands of people are expected join.
When the run takes place, Sheikh Zayed Road will be blocked and the entire city will be transformed into a massive running track.
The RTA has recommended alternate routes for drivers during the event.
The event, now in its fourth edition, will see tens of thousands of people take to the city's giant running track with two routes to choose from: the 5km route, suitable for families and runners of all abilities, or the 10km route for more experienced runners.
Both routes start near the Museum of the Future on Sheikh Zayed Road.
It is the world's largest free fun run and one of the key highlights of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC).
The event, now in its fourth edition will have two routes: the 5km route, suitable for families and runners of all abilities, or the 10km route for more experienced runners. Both routes start near the Museum of the Future on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Following are the Dubai Run options for participants:
The 5km route passes by Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa, and is very flat -- making it ideal for social runners and families with children.
The 10km route follows Sheikh Zayed Road to the Dubai Canal, then returns towards the Trade Centre before ending on Al Mustaqbal Street near DIFC. A longer route, it's better suited to more experienced runners.
A Dubai Fitness Challenge flagship event, Dubai Run is aligned with the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to transform Dubai into one of the world's most active cities and the broader vision to make Dubai the world's best city to live in, work and visit.
146,000 participants in 2021
A total of 146,000 runners, joggers, wheelers and walkers participated in Dubai Run last year, setting a record for the number of participants and making it the largest community fitness event in the world.