Only 2 days left until the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon! We can’t contain our excitement anymore! Are you ready for the best half marathon in Dubai? 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! 

Download Mai Dubai City Half Marathon Route Map.

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.

Promoseven would like to thank everyone who registered to join the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon! Good luck and see you on the 15th of October at DIFC. 

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