Ready, Get Set, Run!

Dubai Run transforms the entire city into a running track on November 27.

Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off this Friday – and if you feel like your exercise regime disappeared during the lockdown, and is yet to make a reappearance, now is the perfect time to dust off those trainers and hit the road.

With Dubai Run, the city’s biggest fun run, set to take place on November 27, Dubai Fitness Challenge has launched six, completely free 28-day training programs specially curated by some of the region’s leading professional coaches and athletes to help both first time and routine runners to get into their stride in time for the big day. 

Coaches Manal Rostom, Tania Lolla Kaddoura, Abdullah bin Hajjar, Luke Mathews, Lee Ryan, and Luke Gaffney have each created a virtual training plan to prepare participants for this year’s run. Featuring a feature variety of step-by-step fitness guides for all levels, regardless of whether you’re looking to kick-start your running journey with a 2km course, master a 5km run or take on a 10km challenge, there’s a program for every level.


This year’s event is particularly special – rather than being limited to a specific venue, Dubai Run will instead see the entire city transformed into a personalised running track. While last year saw Sheik Zayed road taken over by more than 70,000 runners, 2020’s participants will be able to walk, run and jog wherever and whenever they wish – from their own community, neighbourhood or favourite park, and even choose the distance they want to run.

Championing inclusion for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels, Dubai Run has partnered with Dubai Cares to support students whose lives have been disrupted by this year’s unique challenges. While the event remains free-to-enter, participants are invited to support “Education Uninterrupted”, a nationwide fundraising campaign that tackles the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the education of children and youth in the UAE.

Want to get involved? Visit for more details and to register. 

Lucy Wildman

Lucy Wildman

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