World-renowned Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon returns in February next year
22 Sep 2021
Ras Al Khaimah will host leading international athletes, regional participantsand residents at the 15th edition of the world’s fastest half marathon.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah, the nature-based Emirate with an exceptional track record for hosting world class adventure and sporting experiences is set to host the return of the fastest half marathon in the world — the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on Friday, Feb.18, 2022.
Returning for its 15th edition, the race welcomes back elite athletes, running enthusiasts and amateurs from across the globe, to participate in the world’s fastest half marathon. Taking place on Marjan Island, the adrenaline-charged event will include four established categories: Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay for teams of two, 5 km and a 1km fun run. Set to attract a world classfield of top road runners, the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon will attract participants of all abilities and ages, with the goal of inspiring young sporting talent and encouraging the wider community to get active.
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “Aligned with the continued recovery of the Emirate, we are delighted to welcome back an incredible line-up of elite athletes, as well as residents and visitors from across the globe, to the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in February 2022.
“We are extremely proud to have hosted this prestigious race for 15 editions, making the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon one of the most anticipated events on the global sporting calendar, adding to an expansive portfolio of world-class sporting events hosted in the Emirate.
“We look forward to showcasing our stunning landscape and renowned hospitality to participants and spectators as they enjoy the world’s fastest half marathon,” Phillips added.
CEO of RCS Sports and Events Michele Napoli, said: “We are delighted to announce the new 2022 date for the hugely popular Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. Once again, it is an honour to support Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority as this fantastic race returns to Marjan Island on 18th February 2022.
“The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has undoubtedly grown from strength to strength, with each edition gaining traction on both a regional and international scale, and we cannot wait for participants to experience the highly anticipated 2022 edition. We look forward to announcing our all-new offers for runners shortly, and to welcoming an incredible line-up of elite athletes. The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.’’
Marjan Island, the event’s scenic location, provides runners with a striking backdrop of Ras Al Khaimah’s picturesque landscape, with world-class hotels and resorts offering ample options to relax and unwind post-race. Participants and guests are also assured a safe and hospitable stay with Ras Al Khaimah, the first city in the world to secure the Bureau Veritas Safeguard Label and World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travel Stamp. Stringent safety measures and relevant preventative measures have been implemented across the board to safeguard participants, guests, and residents, as per global best practice and national federal directives.