Dubai Run 2016: A Record-Breaking Event

Welcome to MitGlobal Dubai Sports blog, an online resource for news, reviews, and updates on all things related to sports in Dubai! Today, we’ll discuss the amazing Dubai Run 2016, a record-breaking event that was held earlier this year. We’ll provide a brief overview of the event, and share details of the record-breaking success it brought.

Organized by the Dubai Sports Council and other local sponsors, the event was the first of its kind for the UAE, and attracted thousands of participants from all over the world. Runners and spectators alike enjoyed an exciting day of running


The highly-anticipated Dubai Run 2016 was truly a successful event, breaking records for participation in terms of both number and type of learners. A staggering 18,000 participants from 79 countries were present, a 5% increase from the previous year’s record. These participants came from a wide variety of countries, including United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Nigeria, Germany, India, and France. The event hosted a diverse range of participants, with the youngest being three-year-old children and the oldest being 76-years-old.

The participation of different types of participants, including recreational runners, professional athletes, and disabled athletes, illustrated the spirit of inclusivity in the event. A third of the overall population of participants had a physical disability while nearly half of them were under the age of 18. Of the professional runners, the majority of participants came from the United States and Europe.

The event also attracted prominent personalities, including Olympic medalists, actors, and musicians. These personalities offered sponsorships and expressed their support of the event.


The Dubai Run 2016 was released with great pomp and joy. It was organized by the government of Dubai in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council. The event planners made sure that the race was held on the most beautiful run-tracks in all of Dubai. The event was sponsored by major corporate entities and all the festivities were held in the most renowned venues in Dubai city.

With world-class infrastructure, the organizers of the Dubai Run 2016 spared no efforts to make the event the most memorable one. Apart from the strong social media promotions, they also ensured that the run was attended by some of the biggest names in the running world.

The sponsors of the event put in a lot of efforts to make sure that the event ran hassle-free. They also took care of the logistics related to the event, such as providing a proper running route for the participants, ensuring that the prize money was distributed among the winners, and providing food and refreshments for the participants during the event.

The prizes awarded to the participants of Dubai Run 2016 were very generous. The first place prize consisted of a sum of 50,000 Dirhams and a luxurious cruise package to Mauritius. The second and third prize consisted of 25,000 and 10,000 Dirhams respectively. In addition to that, merchandise items, such as t-shirts, running gear, and other goodies were awarded to the participants.

Highlights of Dubai Run 2016

This year’s Dubai run was a record-breaking event, with notable participants from all over the world. A total of 10,000 runners made the packed streets of Dubai overflow with joy and excitement. The most notable achievement was the record-breaking time of 20 minutes and 7 seconds set in the elite race by Arabian runner, Rashed Al-Mazome.

As the thousands of runners crossed the finish line on the symbolic Jumeirah Beach Front Road, it was easy to sense the sense of triumph and accomplishment. Near misses among other racers created memorable moments highlighted by the spectators’ enthusiastic cheers.

In addition to the competitive races, this year’s Dubai Run also featured a series of exhilarating side events. Participants could race against giraffes and camels to break their own speed records, or take part in a slow-moving crab race. The 5 km “Fun Run” proved to be extremely popular, with more than 5,000 runners enjoying the chance to race together.

If you thought that running a marathon was an impossible task, think again! The Dubai Run 2016 was an incredible event that saw record-breaking numbers of participants from all around the world. Find out more about this amazing event by clicking here!

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