Dubai: Hamdan leads 193k runners at Dubai run 2022

Incredible excitement and determination were on display at Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road this morning as Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, led more than 193,000 fitness enthusiasts of all ages, skills, and abilities in the fourth edition of Dubai Run, the world’s largest free fun run.

Presented by Mai Dubai, the once-a-year Dubai Run is one of the key highlights of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), the citywide initiative of Sheikh Hamdan. The annual DFC aims to transform Dubai into the world’s most active city.

This year, over 193,000 participants from all walks of life joined the fourth edition of Dubai Run, transforming Sheikh Zayed Road, the city’s superhighway, into a giant running track.

The Run was flagged off from the starting line near the Museum of the Future, with a sea of enthusiasts dressed in neon green colours running or walking at their own pace on the 5km and 10km routes. Both routes went through the heart of the city, passing by some of Dubai’s most recognisable landmarks.

Adorning the official Dubai Run T-shirts supplied by Sun & Sand Sports, social runners and families took the 5km route, which passed by Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa. The more experienced runners enjoyed the 10km route that followed Sheikh Zayed Road to the Dubai Canal, then took participants back towards the Dubai World Trade Centre before ending on Al Mustaqbal Street near the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Sheikh Hamdan said, “As Dubai Fitness Challenge approaches its final week, it is inspiring to see the commitment of so many of our citizens, residents and visitors to their health and wellbeing. Running alongside over 193,000 people who completed the Dubai Run today, I was moved by the strength of our community and seeing what we can achieve when we work together.”

With one week left of the annual Dubai Fitness Challenge, participants still have the chance to take advantage of the Challenge’s fun-filled event calendar, featuring an array of activities for fitness enthusiasts that celebrate inclusivity and diversity.


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