The Region’s Biggest Female Sports Event, Dubai Women’s Run, Returns for its 10th Edition on Nov 5th

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The Region’s Biggest Female Sports Event, Dubai Women’s Run, Returns for its 10th Edition on Nov 5th

Dubai Women’s Run, the largest female sports event, will take place on the 5th of November at Dubai Festival City Mall. Organised by Plan b Group, in association with UAE Athletic Federation and Dubai Sports Council, the run is set to bring together the spirit to champion female health and wellbeing. For this 10th edition, the event will be flagged off by Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and alongside will be present representatives from the UAE Athletic Federation and Dubai Sports Council.

In line with the race’s sustainability theme this year, the event will be run using only solar and human power-generated features to run the Dubai Women’s Run (DWR) Village and main stage. All materials used for the race day kit, including t-shirts, bags and route maps will be re-useable, and use eco-solvent ink and recycled paper with on-ground key messaging, including taglines “Stride Towards Sustainability: Every Step Counts!” and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Even During Your Run!” promoting sustainability to all.

Split into 3km, 5km, and 10km, the first three winners of the 5km and 10km categories will be awarded cash prizes. For 10km runners, the first prize will be 5,000aed, second place takes 3,000aed and third place will be 2,000aed. Winners for the 5km run can expect 3,000aed, 2,000aed and 1,000aed for the top three respectively.

DWR’23 Awareness Partners, Friends of Cancer Patients [FoCP], will also be available on-site on the event day with the UAE’s and the region’s first and only custom-built breast and cervical cancer screening facility on wheels.  The Pink Caravan Medical Mobile Clinic will be offering free screenings and expert advice to continue with its mission of raising community awareness of the fact that early detection saves lives.

Women represent an important pillar in the Athletics Federation, contributing to enriching competitions and participating on behalf of the UAE in foreign forums. We are happy to have the opportunity to empower them and serve the national goals,” said Major General Dr. Muhammad Al-Murr, President of the UAE Athletics Federation.

“This year Dubai Women’s Run, raises the bar by being a responsible brand with a key message of backing sustainability and supported by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. This year the community grows bigger and wider with initiatives to bring unsung SHEroes to be acknowledged in “Real Women of Dubai” and “#Yes2her” campaigns. Dubai Women’s Run has a commitment towards society of not being just an event but an emotion and an equal platform for women from all walks of life. I appeal to all men to stand tall behind their women as each woman is a Woman of Substance,” said Dr. Harmeek Singh, Race Chairman – Dubai Women’s Run and Founder & Chairman of Plan b Group.

“We’re delighted to team up with Dubai Women’s Run as the venue partner for this season! Dubai Festival City is all about celebrating life, and supporting an event that brings women together for a run filled with energy, positivity, and pure fun to inspire and be inspired. Dubai Festival City is honoured to support initiatives that promote health, unity, and the unbreakable strength of women,” added Genevieve Colaco, Regional General Manager, Marketing & Customer Experience, Al-Futtaim Real Estate.

The event will include special ambassadors, including DWR’s 10 Women of Substance for Today and 5 Women of Substance for Tomorrow, prominent women supporting the mission. Community Ambassadors who are leaders in the community, take part by encouraging their own teams to gather in numbers and participate. There will also be a Special Olympics Squad with members from Sharjah, Dubai, Khorfakkan, RAK and Abu Dhabi. Patrons of the event include Uform Fitness as the fitness partner, Zulekha Hospital as the medical partner, Millennium Hotels and Resorts as hospitality partner and Lovin Dubai as the media partner.


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