The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon at DIFC was an incredible success, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! 🥳 Our heartfelt congratulations to all the dedicated runners who pushed their limits and gave it their all. But the success of this event doesn’t rest solely on the track; it’s a collective victory, and we want to express our deep gratitude to each and every one of you who joined us. Your enthusiasm, energy, and commitment transformed this day into a remarkable and memorable celebration. 🙌🏽View Race Results Here
The 5th edition of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 29th October 2023.
Start timings for the race
All distances within the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will follow a route around DIFC. The fun and safe route will be clearly marked and traffic-free with Dubai Police, Dubai Road Traffic Authority and our own event marshals helping motorists to cross the course at designated points to ensure your safety when running
PLEASE NOTE ALL 21KM DISTANCE RUNNERS MUST COMPLETE THE ADDITIONAL SHORT LOOP ON THEIR FIRST LAP.
Click here for the route map
Race pack collection will be on 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th of October 2023.
Race pack collection will be in Gate Avenue Zone C, the Innovation hub next to the food court on level 1. Click here for the parking location which is Gate Avenue parking. A friend, relative or colleague is allowed to pick up a race pack on your behalf provided they show your copy of registration.
All runners who have registered before the 22nd of October by 18:00 will have personalized bibs.
All runners who have registered after the 22nd of October 18:00 will have a standard design bib.
Please see race pack collection timings below:
Race pack collection will not be available on the day of the race.
Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate in the 21km race of the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon. For the 10km and 5km races, the minimum age is 10 years and above.
DUE TO THE INCREASE OF PARTICIPANTS THIS YEAR, WE SUGGEST ALL THE RUNNERS COME BY TAXI AND ASK TO GET DROPPED OFF AT EMIRATES TOWER METRO STATION WHICH IS ABOUT 100M FROM THE START.
21km and 10km – Please click here for parking next to Emirates Financial Towers.
Please click here for the parking location which is the Gate Avenue parking.
5km – Please click here for the parking location. Ensure you take the exit near the Emirates Towers metro station or Museum of the Future to ensure you arrive on time.
Keep in mind that RTA public parking is free on Sunday’s so there are other parking opportunities in and around DIFC.
Keep in mind the metro system doesn’t operate early on the morning of the race
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race.
You must start in the distance that you have entered.
The route will be traffic-free and will be very well signed to ensure that you can have the most enjoyable run possible
Event staff will be located across the race route. If you need any assistance while on the route, please alert any of the staff members.
The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is organized with the support of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police and RTA. Entrants in the 21km event must be able to complete the full distance within 2 hours and 45 minutes. Runners who have not started their last lap by 08.30 will be directed to the finish line.
Yes, water is a must! Mai Dubai Water will be available for all runners at the start area, and on the race route at approx. 3km on the 5km loop and on the lapping lane for runners doing the 21km and 10km. Water is also provided for all runners after they cross the finish line.
Feel free to bring your own water or use a hydration pack if you wish to.
Yes, your hard work will be rewarded! Everyone who finishes their race distance will receive a Mai Dubai City Half Marathon finisher medal and an official souvenir T-shirt. Please take the T-shirt size that you requested when you registered for the event.
Yes, all runners will be provided with refreshments. F&B outlets in Gate Avenue will also be open for all runners.
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