Lace up, ladies! The Dubai Women’s Run (DWR) is returning for its seventh edition this November. Organised this year by Plan b, the DWR places a particular focus on sport, encouraging women to prioritise health and fitness.Whether you’re a competitive runner or a casual beginner, DWR has a place for you on the track. The DWR 2017 will feature two distances: 5k and 10k, so you can pick either based on your fitness level.
The DWR is only open to women. Sorry, boys! To be eligible, just make sure you’re age 14 and up.
The Dubai Women’s Run attracts a number of elite athletes, and this year is no different. Kenyan long-distance track and road runner, Tegla Loroupe, will be participating in the DWR 2017, amongst other elite athletes. The DWR 2017 has also introduced its impressive line-up of ambassadors, which includes Lamia Tariq Malallah aka UAE Wonder Girl, the youngest Emirati gymnast competing locally and internationally. Amputee athlete and fitness instructor, Dareen Barbar and painter and philanthropist, Sana Khan were announced as ambassadors too. Joining these remarkable women is Bollywood actor/producer Sonu Sood, an advocate of causes that empower women.
Emirati gymnast Lamia Tariq Malallah at the Dubai Women's Run press conference
The DWR 2017 has also chosen the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC)as the ‘Official Soul’ of the Run this year. The DFWAC aims to alleviate violence against women and children, which goes hand in hand with the event’s commitment to empower women in the region.
The DWR 2017 will take place at Marasi Business Bay, along the waterfront promenade of the Dubai Water Canal. Get your legs pumping as you look out over gorgeous views of the canal!
You can register online at www.dubaiwomensrun.com. Alternatively, sign up at any one of the Liali stores in Burjuman Mall, Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Centre, meadows Town Centre, Spinney’s Trade Centre Road, Al Wahda Mall (Abu Dhabi) Sharjah City Centre (Sharjah). Or register at Lorna Jane at Town Centre Mall, Jumeirah or Dubai Ladies Club on Jumeirah Beach Road.
The entrance fee is Dhs 150.
Mark your calendars, ladies: the DWR 2017 will take place on Friday 17th November. The deadline to register online is Sunday 12th November. You can pick up your race packet on Wednesday 15th November and Thursday 16th November.