If you’ve missed the chance to bring your family with you in the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon or yesterday’s Mai Dubai Community Run – you still have a chance to join next month! 

Running is a great and easy way to get the whole family to achieve a healthier lifestyle. All it takes is a pair of good running shoes, a safe environment, and a lot of motivation. It’s already time for winter and this is the perfect time to get your family into running. Here are a few of the many benefits of running with your family. 

1. Running teaches children good values. 

Running requires a lot of discipline. Runners usually have to wake up early in the morning and maintain a healthy diet to be able to run effectively. Although your training and diet don’t have to be as intense, running will still teach you and your family the importance of determination, time management, and perseverance. Being able to participate and finish in a race can also help build your family members self-esteem. The Mai Dubai Community Run is a family-friendly race event coming soon at the Ripe Market in Dubai Police Academy. Register now

2. Running promotes family bonding. 

It’s very easy to get caught up in life and not have enough time for family bonding. Today, many families believe that they are too busy with work, school and many other things. We suggest going for a run as a way of bonding with your family. Joining a community run, especially the Mai Dubai Community Run, will motivate the whole family to train together which can be extremely beneficial in reducing stress and building a better bond. Furthermore, it’s a good opportunity to get to know each other better rather than watching a movie or playing a game which doesn’t involve engaging with one another. 

Children are also more likely to gain more life skills at home than they do anywhere else. This is why it’s important to really think about how you bond with them. By training for the Mai Dubai Community Run, you’ll be able to teach them the importance of hard work and teamwork. Not only that, but running will also teach the importance of goal setting both as an individual and as a team.

3. Running boosts self-confidence. 

Let’s admit it, running boosts our self-confidence. By running with your family, you can set running goals and track your progress together. Once you start to see how your running performance is improving you’ll surely feel accomplished and feel that sense of pride. Your self-confidence will improve and carry over to other areas of your life such as work, school, or social life. 

Joining a running event in Dubai like the Mai Dubai Community Run is a great way to receive medals as a family. We know that receiving a medal can give some people a sense of accomplishment which can also help boost confidence. Since the Mai Dubai Community Run has shorter distances such as than the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, it will be much easier for you and your family to finish the race!

4. Running promotes a healthy lifestyle. 

We’re all aware that the rise of technology has led us to stare at our screens the whole day. If you feel like you aren’t getting enough physical activities throughout the day, try running. You don’t have to run for hours to be healthy, a 30-minute run is guaranteed to burn between 200 to 500 calories a day and that’s a fantastic way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When your family gets used to running, they will be able to enjoy it and make running a lifelong habit. 

If you’re really serious about running with your family, sign up at the Mai Dubai Community Run this 17th of December at the Ripe Market in Dubai Police Academy. This is the final race of the series so register now to make sure you don’t miss out! Everyone ages 6 to 99 years old are welcome to join the event. There are also 2.5km, 5km, and 10km races for you to choose from. Good and see you there! 

Looking to join the best running event in Dubai? You’re lucky because we know and we organise 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.

Mai Dubai Community Run

The Mai Dubai Community Run previously called 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 in 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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