OFF TO THE RACES

Friday - - The Leisure Charts -

There’s a health­ier way to cel­e­brate Easter this year: you can feast on the choco­late eggs and candy, then burn all those calo­ries chas­ing af­ter a rab­bit, Alice In Won­der­land-style at the Big Bunny 5K Run (pic­tured, above) tomorrow at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. You get to eat choco­late eggs at the start of the race and at spe­cific in­ter­vals as you nav­i­gate a mix­ture of grass, sand, gravel and paths across the nine-hole cham­pi­onship course while hunt­ing for the Easter Bunny and golden eggs at the fin­ish line. Dh100 for chil­dren and Dh150 for adults; the race starts at 5pm.

Abu Dhabi’s first ladies-only night run – the FBMA Ladies Night Run – will be held at Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit on April 19 at 8pm. Run­ners can choose a 5km or 2.5km looped course lit by flood­lights. There’s also a driv­ing range dash mea­sur­ing 1,500m for ju­niors. En­try Dh120 per per­son.

Al Ain is get­ting in on the UAE’s race ma­nia on April 21 at Jebel Hafeet. The Al Ain Cy­cle Race ped­als out at 7am and over 300 rid­ers will com­pete in two cat­e­gories – a short course (3x10km loops) and a long course (5x10km loops) – which will both end at the top of Jebel Hafeet. Reg­is­tra­tion costs Dh50 per per­son.

Also on April 21, ad­ven­ture theme park Wadi Al Ain is host­ing the Glow and Go Run (pic­tured, be­low). The un­timed race will span the en­tire park, which will be be­decked with neon lights and glow-in-the-dark colours. Reg­is­tra­tion costs Dh150 per per­son and in­cludes en­try, a neon T-shirt, glow items, re­fresh­ments and ac­cess to an af­ter-party.

Tick­ets for all the above races are at pre­mieron­line.com.

Things get colourful in Aj­man too, with the Mo­saic Mar­ket’s Paint Run Aj­man today. The 4km race across the Aj­man Cor­niche will see par­tic­i­pants doused in colours as they cross every kilo­me­tre mark.

Af­ter the race, there will be live mu­sic and dance at the venue, which rac­ers can join in. The Mo­saic Mar­ket will have food and shop­ping booths sell­ing fash­ion ac­ces­sories, books, fur­ni­ture and art.

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