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Registration closes on Wednesday to take part in first Abu Dhabi Marathon www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com
The inaugural ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon will take place on December 7 this year, with registration set to close on Wednesday.
The 42.195-kilometre marathon and the 10km race will both be timed and will see the participation of serious runners from different age groups and skill levels, while the 5km race and 2.5km ‘fun run’ will give participants of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get involved in the event.
The $379,000 prize fund will be spread across all the race categories, with $100,000 awarded to each of the male and female winners of the full-distance race, $25,000 for runners-up in each, and $15,000 for third place.
A $3,150 cash prize will also be awarded to the male and female winners of the wheelchair category.
Entry fees, plus VAT, are Dh350 for the full marathon, Dh150 for the 10km, Dh75 for the 5km and Dh50 for the 2.5km.
International athletes Abraham Kiptum, Stanley Biwott, Gelete Burka and Eunice Chebichii will all line up, with half-marathon worldrecord holder, Abraham Kiptum, also competing in the first-ever Abu Dhabi Marathon.
Paul Tergat, the Kenyan former marathon world-record holder, designed the route and expressed his pride in doing so.
“Designing the route was an interesting yet challenging task,” said the 49-year-old, who also won silver in the 10,000 metres at both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.
“We wanted participants to run by the capital city’s greatest landmarks and enjoy the scenery in an interesting way.
“The route is a mixture of modern stations and some of UAE’s oldest and most-respected landmarks, providing a great opportunity for participants and supporters to experience new adventures and visit new places.”
Participants will begin the marathon outside the ADNOC Headquarters, on Abu Dhabi’s famed Corniche, and follow a route towards the Emirates Heritage Village.
They then make their way around Marina Mall, along King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud street, and on to Qasr Al Hosn, one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest and most beautifully maintained stone buildings.
The final stretch of the race runs through Mina Zayed, before returning to ADNOC HQ.
To find out more information – or for details on how to sign up – visit www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com.
What: ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon Where: Abu Dhabi When: December 7 Contact: Visit www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com
Stunning scenery: Participants will run across Abu Dhabi.
Keeping good company: Abraham Kiptum has signed up for the race.