The Skechers Performance Run will be back for the third time on the 19th of November 2021 at the Ripe Market in Dubai Police Academy! If you joined us in the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, we encourage you to join us again for another fun yet thrilling race. You may be wondering: Why should I join the Skechers Performance Run if I just attended the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon last month? Or maybe you’re thinking, what’s so special about the Skechers Performance Run? Here are the top 5 differences between the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon and the Skechers Performance Run. 

1. Shorter Distances 

The Skechers Performance Run will have much shorter distances than running a half marathon. This means that you don’t have to run 21km to get to the finish line! If you’re a beginner in running and want to join a race that won’t be too hard to finish then the Skechers Performance Run is the event you’re looking for. There will be three races you can choose from at the Skechers Performance Run. 

  • 2.5km Bronze Run: This is perfect for runners who want to take things slow. If you just started to get into the habit of running and want to finish your very first race, we suggest that you choose to join the 2.5km run. 
  • 5km Silver Run: Up for a bit of a challenge? Go with a 5km run. This is ideal for those who want to take their fitness game to the next level. 
  • 10km Gold Run: Ready to go out of your comfort zone? Join the 10km run! This is going to be more challenging compared to the 2.5km and 5km run but it’s still going to be much easier than running a half marathon in Dubai! 

2. Family-Friendly Event 

The Skechers Performance Run is open to anyone ages 6 to 99 years old! If you missed the chance to bring your family with you at the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, this is your chance to bring them to a running event in Dubai! You can join the fun and family-friendly 2.5km run and bring a medal home when you finish the race. 

3. It’s a Series

Unlike the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon which only happens in Dubai once a year, the Skechers Performance Run is a running series that will take place every month starting this 19th November to March 2022. Below are the dates to look forward to:

  • 19th November 2021
  • 17th December 2021
  • 14th January 2022
  • 11th February 2022
  • 25th March 2022

4. Better Weather 

Winter is almost here in Dubai! If you think the weather was too hot to handle during the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, we can guarantee you that the temperature will be much better during the Skechers Performance Run. It’s usually a bit colder from November to March which is perfect for running!

5. Less Training Required 

Don’t have much time for training? Don’t worry. You don’t have to spend as much training for the Skechers Performance Run compared to the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon. Considering that the distance is much shorter than half a marathon, it will be easier for you to finish the race even without strict training schedules. 


We’d be glad to see you at the Skechers Performance Run this 19th of November. Register now to save a spot in the event!

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