The 2nd Mai Dubai City Half Marathon was held on the 23rd October 2020 at the Dubai International Financial Centre and was recognised as the first mass participation sports event held during the Covid-19 pandemic in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
To stage such an event under strict social distancing parameters, health and safety protocols was a major achievement and it was great that we were the first.
Whilst the numbers were restricted to ensure compliance with SDP’s and Covid-19 safety measures, the atmosphere was electric. Runners were enthused to be able to participate not just in a sporting event but in a safe environment following months of lockdown, was very well received.
On the 15th October 2021, we see the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon return for the 3rd time. It will be staged once more in the financial capital of Dubai (DIFC).
Expectations are high as we anticipate a major turnout similar to the inaugural event in 2019 when over 2,500 runners competed to be the male and female winners in distances of 5, 10 and 21km.
A special thanks of appreciation to Mai Dubai, our title partner, DIFC, our venue partner and all of the support partners who went the distance and will continue to go the distance with us in 2021.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION AND INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON THE 15TH OCTOBER 2021