Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019: Sheikh Zayed Road to Transform into a Running Track
Dubai Fitness Challenge motivates Dubai residents and visitors to commit to thirty minutes of exercise for thirty days. Learn about Dubai Run 30x30
Sheikh Zayed Road, the main artery of Dubai, will transform into a running track for Dubai Run 30x30 on Friday, 8thth November 2019. This is the first time that a part of the 14-lane highway will be used for such an event, as part of the ongoing Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2019, which is taking place from 18th October and will end on 16th November. DFC -- an initiative of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum -- aims to motivate Dubai residents and visitors to lead physically active lives by providing them access to free fitness events during this month.
All kinds of fitness activities such as walking, cycling, football, yoga, kayaking, etc. are being organised in different locations across Dubai as part of this annual event. People are being encouraged to take on the fitness challenge of commiting to thirty minutes of exercise for thirty days.
Dubai Run 30x30 is also a free event -- presented by DEWA, Etisalat, Dubai Police, RTA and ARN -- which will include both a 5km and a 10km run. It will start and end at the iconic Dubai World Trade Centre. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels will be able to join the 5km run as it will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers in order to be inclusive for people of determination and families. Corporate groups, government employees and schools are being encouraged to join this event in order to promote a healthy community spirit. On the other hand, the 10-km run will be focused on running enthusiasts who are 18 or above. People planning to participate in the run will need to register in advance. Attendees who are 8 years and above need to be registered for the 5km run and older participants can sign up for the 10km run.