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Dubai Sports Council invites women to register for unique Running Challenge


The Women’s Running Challenge will take participants to four different locations and they will receive uniquely-designed medals.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

With only two days to go before the close of registration for the first stage of the four-part Dubai Women’s Running Challenge, Dubai Sports Council has urged women of all nationalities to rush and not risk missing out on a unique experience.

Organised in collaboration with Dubai Municipality under the slogan “It is good to compete in the World’s Coolest Winter”, Stage 1 one of the Challenge will take place on Jan.16 at Dubai Safari Park, giving participants an unforgettable experience as they run past lions, giraffes and many other exotic animals. Stage 2 will take place on Jan.23 at another unique location, the Palm Jumeirah, while Stage 3, which will be a night race starting at 9pm, will take the ladies to Dubai Garden Glow on Jan.28. The Challenge will then wound up on Feb.6 at Al Seef, allowing participants to soak in the atmosphere of the cultural and historic district.


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Registration is open now for all four stages of the Challenge on the Hopasports website (, and participants can choose from three distances: 10km, 5km and 2.5km.

Participants in the 10km run will be divided into five age groups - 12-17, 18-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-99, while the participants in the 5km race will be divided into two age groups – 12-17 and 18-99. In the 2.5km race, there will be four age group: 5-9, 10-14, 15-17, and 18-99.


To encourage and honour participants, Dubai Sports Council has designed a unique set of medals for the Dubai Women's Running Challenge. The medals for each stage have been designed to represent the landscape of that particular stage and, when put together, the four medals will spell ‘Dubai’.

Dubai Municipality, meanwhile, will give discount vouchers to all participants, which can be used against entry tickets to Dubai Safari Park.

The Dubai Women’s Running Challenge joins a growing list of initiatives and events launched by Dubai Sports Council to promote sports and a physically active lifestyle among all segments of the community, especially among women and children. The Challenge will be a boost for women of different age and nationalities, who are looking for such events to satiate their competitive urges.

The Challenge also comes as part of Dubai Sports Council's strategic objective of empowering women, and promoting sports and physical activity among women through such competitions, which encourage women of all age and abilities to take part and also enjoy a wonderful new experience.

Women’s events and tournaments organized by Dubai Sports Council are becoming increasingly popular with women of different nationalities and age, allowing them to compete in an atmosphere of privacy and in confirmation with the customs and traditions of the region.

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