We have great news! The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be back this 30th of October 2022! We can’t contain our excitement anymore! Are you ready for an even bigger and better Dubai Half Marathon? Here are five essential pre-race day tips to help prepare well and fully enjoy the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon. 

1. Familiarize Yourself With the Route Map. 

If you still haven’t downloaded the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon Route Map, do it now! Study the map to avoid getting lost during the event. Most importantly, identify where the starting line will be to ensure that you get there at least 30 minutes before the race starts. 

Before the race, it is also beneficial to visit the site and create a plan. Try to visit DIFC to know what to expect in terms of hills and elevations. This will help you craft a running strategy that will help you perform your best during the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon. 

Last but not the least, know where your friends and family will be cheering for you to help you prepare and look good in pictures! 

2. Don’t be stressed.

It’s normal to panic and feel nervous the day before running a half marathon. Try not to overtrain yourself the day before the race. Enjoy and relax at home. Read a book, go for a short walk, or watch a tv show. Don’t try anything new like new shoes, new food, new exercises a day before race day and stick with a routine that works for you. 

3. Hydrate (Water is Life!) and eat healthy.

Dehydration will be your biggest enemy during the event. Although the weather during the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is not bad, it’s still important that you maintain good hydration. Everyone’s body is different. Listen to your body to ensure that you don’t become overhydrated which can also affect your performance. 

Try to avoid eating food with lots of salt. Eating foods that are high in sodium may lead to health conditions like high blood pressure. Instead, eat meals that are high in magnesium and potassium to help you stay hydrated and avoid muscle cramps. 

4. Prepare well and early. 

Have you prepared all your necessities for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon? Have you collected your race pack? If not, go get it today. Today is the last day of the race pack collection from 12:00 – 19:00 in Gate Avenue Zone D, near Carrefour opposite Hair Creators Salon. Don’t prepare at the last minute to make sure you don’t forget anything important. It’s also crucial to review your travel arrangements to ensure that you arrive at DIFC on time. 

5. Get a good night’s sleep. 

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon starts at 6:00 AM. That’s why it’s essential that you sleep early to be able to wake up early and arrive on time. Set an alarm to make sure that you have enough time to prepare. If you struggle to sleep the night before, try reading a book while laying down in bed and minimize your use of electronics to avoid blue light which can negatively affect melatonin.

Looking to join the best running event in Dubai? You’re lucky because we know and we organize the best running events here in Dubai! Check out the events below:

Mai Dubai City Half Marathon 

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is one of the most popular running events in Dubai. The next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be held on the 30th of October. Register now. You can also join our 5km and 10km races. To get more details about the next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon event, follow us at @promosevensports on Instagram.

Skechers Performance Run Series 

The Skechers Performance Run has 2.5 km, 5km, and 10km races available and it’s a family-friendly event which is great if you want to bring your family with you. The first race of the series will be back on November 2022.

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay was held in DIFC last 9th of February 2022. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is the only corporate race in the world and anyone can enter as a team of 10 for a great team-building activity. 

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