Dubai Women’s Run on Friday, 4th November 2016, on The Palm Sky Dive Dubai
Olympians set sights on Dubai Women’s Run AED100,000 prize money for 10K and 5K races 5,000+ participants expected at the 6th edition of the race Proceeds from the event to benefit the Al Jalila Foundation Race date set for Friday, November 4th
Dubai, UAE – 27 October 2016: UAE Athletics Federation announced today that Emirati distance runner and Asian Games gold medalist, Alia Mohammed Saeed as well as 13 other Elite and Olympic Athletes have confirmed participation for the 6th Dubai Women’s Run, further boosting the profile of the event. Air France KLM has partnered as the Official Airline for the event and has sponsored the travel of the world-class athletes for the Run and partnered as the Official apparel outfitter for the 5000+ participants. Additionally, Al Jalila Foundation is the event’s preferred beneficiary, with all participants encouraged to dedicate funds to support medical research in the UAE.
The Dubai Woman’s Run caliber of participants has risen to the next level with these athletes. UAE Athletics Federation is contributing prize money totaling AED 100,000 annually for this event, to position it as Dubai’s official women’s international run.
International runners participating in the race include: – Stella Tamrazyan and Lilit Harutyunyan from Armenia – Ali Taher Bibiro from Chad – Kristina Maki and Simona Vrzalova from the Czeck Republic – Marie Elaine Saholinirina from Madagascar – Biljana Cvijanovic and Ana Risticevic from Serbia – Dina Lebo Phalula from South Africa Stella Chesang and Mercyline Chelangat from Uganda
IAAF Council Member and President of the UAE Athletics Federation Ahmed Al Kamali stated, “The Dubai Women’s Run supports the Government’s initiative to encourage healthy living in UAE and our sponsorship demonstrates our commitment to further spreading our ‘wellness’ message’ across the nation. We are proud to be investing in our community by supporting events like this that empower women and encourage them to live an active life.”
Over 5,000+ participants are expected at this year’s Dubai Women’s Run. With just week to go before the race on Friday, 4 November 2016, excitement is building up to the most anticipated women’s Run in Dubai. This year the Run will collaborate with the Sun and Sands Sports Fitness Fest adding a new dimension to the finale of the Run and a start to two days of fun and fitness for the public.
Liesa Euton, Race Director of the Dubai Women’s Run, commented, “I am excited to see such a large number of registrants and want to encourage more women to join us on November 4th. Dubai Women’s Run has established itself as a major sports event in the regional calendar, with runners traveling from far and wide to take part.” The organizers of the Dubai Women’s Run also take the opportunity to thank the key partners and sponsors for this event including, the Dubai Police as well as the Ambulance Department, Air France KLM, Meydan Hotel, Mon Viso Water, Neutrogena
Dubai Women’s Run, supported by Dubai Sports Council, will take place on Friday, 4th November 2016, on The Palm Sky Dive Dubai
KEY DATES TO REMEMBER
Registration Deadline: NOVEMBER 2nd, midnight
Official press conference: NOVEMBER 2nd, MEYDAN HOTEL at 11AM
Race packet pick up: NOVEMBER 2nd and 3rd, 10AM-8PM
To register for the Run, visit the website www.dubaiwomensrun.com Entrance fee is 150AED. Volunteers for the event are also needed and can register on the website.