Ive run this race twice and both times I got a PB.
The regstration process is standard marathon. Enter online and pick up your number in the days before at a point outside the city.
The race starts at 6am because of the heat. There is a 10km too. The route is wide and flat and smooth. You literally run up the street turn at the end and turn round and go back. You can see runners going the other way for most of the race. The sun comes up at about 8 and the temperature rockets! I lived in Oman at the time of running this so the heat wasn’t a problem for me I saw a lot people struggling with it. The support is sparse at the start it’s still pretty dark and considered cold for Dubai. By the time you get to the end the support is great and the sun is shining. There’s not much to say about the route up one side and down the other. If it’s a PB you are after and you can take some time to acclimatise this race is perfect.
The medal is nice and big and chunky and the finish area had plenty of things to eat. The good thing is if you are a 4 - 430 runner you are done by 10am
Posted on 14.04.18