• 12th February | 26th March
  • 10 KM: 7 AM | 5 KM: 7:05 AM | 2.5 KM: 7:10 AM
  • The Ripe Market

All You Need to Know

Calling all Dubai runners! Ready for the next Skechers Performance Run at The Ripe Market?

Good luck with your training and see you at the start line!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the route?

  • 10km race is four laps of the Dubai Police Academy – clockwise direction.
  • 5km race is two laps of the Dubai Police Academy – clockwise direction.
  • 2.5km Family Run is one lap of the course.

When do I collect my race pack?

Bibs are to be collected from 6:00 AM at the venue on the morning of the race. Please take note that collection closes at 6.55 AM. Your timing chip is on the back of your race bib. The race bib also needs to be on the front of your tshirt/jersery.

What time do the races start?

We highly suggest that all participants be ready before the start times to implement social distancing guidance and Covid-19 mitigation.

The 10km race will start at 7:00 am.
The 5km race will start at 7:05 am.
The 2.5km Family Fun Run will start at 7:10 am.

How can I get to the venue?

The Dubai Police Academy is located on Umm Suqeim Street, opposite Mall of the Emirates.
Click here for location. As you enter The Police Academy turn left and follow the signs for parking.

How do I get to the start?

The start for all the races will be on the road approximately 100m from the entrance to the Ripe Market. From the car park, enter The Ripe Market and you will find registration and access to the start line from the point. Please do adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Can I change the distance on the day?

You must start in the distance that you have entered. 

Is there water available?

Yes, there are two Mai Dubai water stations on the course. One placed near the start and finish area and one on the route.

Do I get a medal and T-shirt?

Yes, your hard work will be rewarded! Everyone who finishes their race distance will receive a medal, a finisher t-shirt and a breakfast box after the race. 

Top 3 male and female in each race category will receive a trophy and a voucher from Skechers.

The 5km and 2.5km under 12 top 3 overall will be awarded separately.

Is there food at the event?

Yes, all runners will be provided a breakfast box after the race.

Where can I check the results?

Results will be posted on www.hopasports.com/ after the race.

Are there toilets in the venue?

Yes, toilets will be available near the start area.

Will there be medical assistance available?

Ambulance and medical cover will be present at the event. If you need any assistance please contact a marshal.

The Skechers Performance Run team would like to take this opportunity to thank Skechers, Mai Dubai, Parachute, Crimson Education, The Ripe Market, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police, Al Laith and all of our sponsors, partners and suppliers for their support and assistance to stage the event.

Good luck with your training! We look forward to seeing you!

If you have any other questions about the race, please feel free to call us on 04 321 0008. 

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