Monday, January 17, 2011

Dubai Marathon 2011

Dubai (UAE): With just few days to go until the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will kick off, runners from around the world are making tracks for the Middle East’s biggest mass participation running event with more than 100 nationalities set to hit the start line on Friday (Jan 21, 2011).

More than 11,000 runners representing 121 nationalities took part the three races – the marathon during the last year (2010) Marathon, the 10km and the 3km Fun Run. And with some 14,000 expected competitors in 2011, record numbers are expected when the marathon gets underway outside the American University at 7am.

Start & Finish (source:

Due to the road works on Al Sufouh Road, the Start of the Marathon and 10km Road Race will be changed from the 2010 start location and will be moved to a location in front of the American University Dubai and adjacent to the entrance of the New Nakheel Metro Station.

The finish for all races will be the same as the 2010 Event, in front of the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

Marathon - 7:00 am
10km Road Race - 7:15 am
3 km Fun Run - 11:00 am

T/Shirts, Medals and Certificates
Marathon - T/Shirt, Medal and Certificate
10km - T/Shirt, Medal and Certificate
3km - T/Shirt and Medal

Live bands and DJs will be present at the Start/Finish area throughout the day to entertain the participants and spectators.

Race Day Temperature
The temperature will be approximately 10-15 degrees Celcius at the start.

Extensive parking facilities are available at Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and the Knowledge Village area.

Please come early to avoid any rush or delays.

Race Timing
The race will be timed using the 'Championchip' electronic timing system. Chips will be provided in the race package.

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