Scheduled for November 26th, 2023, Dubai Women’s Run, the largest sporting event for women in the Arab world, announced the very special 10th edition to be held in Dubai Festival City, part of Al-Futtaim Real Estate. The event promises an unforgettable experience as it celebrates a decade of women’s empowerment through running.
Organized by Plan b Group, in association with UAE Athletic Federation and Dubai Sports Council, the event is expected to have over 5000 participants who can choose to either run the 10 kilometers or 5 kilometers race or have the option to join three kilometers run/walk on a well-planned route. Open to women and girls from 14 years and above, the event has come a long way and major efforts will be put into building the run up to the event with more activities to help inspire women to participate.
The announcement was made during a press conference in Dubai Sports Council’s headquarters, with the attendance of Major General Dr. Mohamed Abdullah Al Murr, President of the UAE Athletics Federation; Dr. Harmeek Singh, Chairman and Founder of Plan b Group; and DSC representative.
Speaking on the occasion, Major General Dr. Mohamed Abdullah Al Murr, President of the UAE Athletics Federation, said, “It is one of our key priorities to ensure that women are given every opportunity to be encouraged in any choices they make for their betterment. The Dubai Women’s Run 10th edition to be held this November is an example of the planning and exciting initiatives that support their enthusiasm in the field of fitness and running.”
“Through the years, Dubai Women’s Run has been empowering and inspiring women to achieve their goals. We are doing all we can to ensure that we reach out to women across the board and help them understand the long terms gains of fitness and running. And in line with the visionary leaders of the country, we aim to help them understand it is not just a run but a community platform for all women to avail of,” said Dr. Harmeek Singh, Race Chairman, Dubai Women’s Run and Founder and Chairman, Plan b Group.
Her Excellency Hala Badri, Board Member Dubai Sports Council and Head of Women’s Sports said: “The Dubai Women’s Run occupies a distinguished position in the annual events that are organized in Dubai in general and in the events and tournaments dedicated to women in particular. We are pleased to meet today to announce the details of organizing the 10th edition of this distinguished race, and this is evidence of the success and continuity of the event. This race is not only the largest in Dubai or the UAE, but also the largest among women’s running events, with the participation of more than 5,000 girls and women of different ages and nationalities, aged 14 years and over.”