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For the first time in history, Sheikh Zayed Road is going to be transformed into a running track as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge. Runners of all abilities are invited to get involved in a 5km or 10km run on Friday, 8th November.

Take in the cityscape on foot

Participants can enjoy a new perspective of the city’s iconic buildings which line Sheikh Zayed Road during the debut edition of ‘Dubai Run.’ A section of the 14-lane highway will be dedicated to runners, and thousands are expected to show up for this unique experience. Both routes will begin and end at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Anyone can take part

The 5km is open to anyone who wants to take part and is suited to fun-runners, families with youngsters, wheelchair users and those with strollers. For those aged 18 and above looking for something a little more challenging, a 10km run is also on offer.

There’s no charge to get involved in this Sheikh Zayed Road run but anyone taking part must register (except children under the age of 8). To participate, all you have to do is sign up here at Platinumlist.

Photograph credit: Dubai Fitness Challenge

There’s plenty more going on

With the Dubai Fitness Challenge underway until 16th November, residents and visitors can still take part by working out for at least half an hour daily. It doesn’t have to be running, it can be any type of exercise, even a simple walk ticks the box. So far, we’ve seen people turning up for group yoga, HIIT sessions, zumba classes. Coming up there’s Tough Mudder, a triathalon, the Spinneys Cycle Challenge and plenty more. Whatever your preferred method of getting fit, there’s something to suit everyone and many activities are free! Download the Dubai Fitness Challenge app to see what’s in your area and log your workouts.

Photograph credit: Facebook/Dubai Fitness Challenge
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