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JA Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon & 10K
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JA Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon & 10K

  1. Dec, 06 Fri
  2. Dubai UAE

Start Time: from 06:00 am*

JA Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon & 10K

Dubai UAE Start Time: from 06:00 am*
This event occurred in the past; information is likely to be out of date.
Registration closed on 04.12.2019 8:59 AM.
Cancel/Refund options expired on 05.11.2019 11:59 PM.
Category change options expired on 30.10.2019 8:59 AM.

The 18th edition of this top-rated Half Marathon, which winds along, over and under Dubai Creek, is followed by its equally-popular post-race breakfast!

Bib pick-up sessions will run as normal in a variety of locations, in the week preceding the race. As an additional service to runners this year, a delivery service is also available, through Premier Sports, as an optional extra. See the FAQs on this page for more info.

Included: Goody Bag, Medal, Photo Service or Download, Refreshments, Timing
Refund Policy: Premier Online guarantees your right to cancel and receive a refund (subject to applicable fees) for paid events within specified time limits.

* Some events have multiple start times and many events request attendees to arrive by a certain time; please check the Information and FAQs sections above for details or contact the organizer for clarification.

Individual Categories / Events Price (AED)
15 - 17 Years, Male
15 - 17 Years, Female
15 - 99 Years, Male
15 - 99 Years, Female
18 - 34 Years, Male
18 - 34 Years, Female
Sub Veteran
35 - 39 Years, Male
35 - 39 Years, Female
40 - 44 Years, Male
40 - 44 Years, Female
Sub Master
45 - 49 Years, Male
45 - 49 Years, Female
50 - 54 Years, Male
50 - 54 Years, Female
Grand Master
55 - 59 Years, Male
55 - 59 Years, Female
60 - 99 Years, Male
60 - 99 Years, Female
Prices shown include VAT where applicable.
  • Race Pack Collection - FULL SCHEDULE


    MONDAY 2nd December – Time: 4pm – 7pm
    Location: Entrance of Spinneys Al Forsan at car park level, Al Forsan Village near Al Forsan Club, Khalifa City A

    SUNDAY 1st December AND WEDNESDAY 4th December – Time: 3pm – 8pm on both days
    Location: The car park of Spinneys Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim (NB NEW location)

    THURSDAY 5th December – Time: 5.00pm – 8pm
    Location: Car park outside QD’s Restaurant, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (i.e. the Race venue)

    - Race numbers, timing chips and goody bags will NOT be handed out on race day.
    - Overseas entrants who may need special pick-up arrangements should contact the race organisers on [email protected]
    - If you are unable to personally collect your race number and bag you may give the Official RECEIPT/TAX INVOICE (you can print this directly from your fr

  • Race Pack Collection Options:

    If you have NOT opted to purchase the Premier Pack Delivery (of your Race Number/Timing Tag) then you will be notified via email from the organizers of when and where to go to collect your (full) Race Pack before the event.

    If you DID purchase the Premier Pack Delivery your Race Number/Timing Tag will be couriered directly to the address (UAE addresses only) you provided/confirmed during registration before the event. You will be notified by email from Premier Sports once this happens. You will be able to collect your 'goody bag' from the race village after you finish the race; simply by showing your race number. Details will be provided later by email to those purchasing this service.

    Race Pack Delivery service cannot be cancelled and is non-refundable once race packs have been prepared. Usual T&C of PremierOnline.com apply.

    The Premier Pack Delivery service is operated by Premier Sports independently of, but with the agreement of the event organizers.

  • Start Positions

    WHITE Start Position 21.1km - Sub 1:30 / 41:00 in any previous qualifying* race since Dec 2017
    RED Start Position 21.1km - Sub 2:00 / 54:30 in any previous qualifying* race since Dec 2017
    GREEN Start 21.1km - Sub 2:30 / 1:08 in any previous qualifying* race since Dec 2017
    BLUE START - All 21.1km starters not qualifying for a White/Red/Green Start
    YELLOW START - All 10km runners

    *Half Marathon / 10K qualifying times

  • What is there to do in the Race Village?

    Many of our sponsors will have a stand in the Race Village. This is an excellent place for runners and non-runners alike
    to view and purchase the latest running gear and see what’s new in sports therapy, health and sports nutrition.
    • You can also visit the best sports physiotherapy practices in town
    • Please ensure that you spend time in the Race Village and support our race sponsors, both on the day and during the rest
    of the year. Without their support this event would not have grown into the superb event that it is today

  • When will the winners be announced?

    The announcement of the overall and category winners and presentation of prizes will take place during the post-race
    breakfast at approximately 9.15am

  • Is breakfast available after the run?

    The best post-race breakfast in the world (to complement the best half marathon in the world!) will be available after the
    race, close to the finish line.
    • Runners and their guests may purchase breakfast tickets at registration or from the organisers, at number pick up, and
    possibly on race day if stocks remain. Cost is AED 85 including VAT and must be paid for in cash.
    • The breakfast area is in ‘QDs’ immediately adjacent to the Athletes’ Village and breakfast will be served from
    approximately 7.45am.

  • Are shower and changing facilities available after the race?

    The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club has, once again, kindly agreed to make their excellent changing facilities and
    showers available for runners to use after the race
    • The changing rooms are located in the main Clubhouse
    • Please ensure that you bring your own towel as these are not provided

  • Will I receive a finisher’s medal?

    A unique 18th Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders medal will be presented to all finishers as they cross the finish line
    (providing they are within the official 3 hour cut-off time)

  • Will I receive a commemorative T-shirt?

    • Each participant in the race will receive a technical t-shirt with the race logo. This will be provided at number pick up.

  • What drinks will be available on the course?

    There will be drink stations at regular intervals along the course to ensure the hydration of the runners. Please see the
    exact points for the drink stations on the race map on the website. Water and isotonic drinks will be provided.
    • Some water stations will be designated green stations and will have no single-use plastics. Please support our
    environmental efforts by discarding all your empty cups, bottles, sponges etc in the correct bins so they can be recycled
    • Drinks will also be available in abundance at the finish of the race

  • Is there a cut-off time?

    Yes, the official cut-off time is 3 hours. After that time, we cannot guarantee your chip time will be recorded and you
    may not receive a finishers’ medal

  • Is the race run on closed roads and will the course be marshalled?

    The initial part of the race will be on the public highway and will be closed off to traffic and patrolled by the police
    • Much of the course is run on footpaths and paved routes
    • The course is fully marshalled and you must follow the directions and instructions of the marshals at all times – they are
    there to ensure your safety!
    • There will be a road crossing at the Floating Bridge near the finish of the race. This section of road is closed to traffic on
    Friday but is used by drivers to make U-turns so care must be taken when crossing. Please must abide by the instructions
    of the race marshals to ensure safety

  • Will there be pace groups in the race?

    For the Half Marathon event, there will be pacers for runners who are aiming for the following finish times:
    • 1hr 30, 1hr 35m, 1hr 40m 1hr 45m, 1h 50m, 2h, 2hr 15m and 2hr 30m.
    • The pacers for each category will be easily identified prior to the start of the race with specially marked shirts and a flag
    denoting their pace time
    • Please note that the pace runners are human and although every effort will be made to finish in the predicted time, no
    responsibility can be attached to the pacers or the organisers if you fail to finish in the predicted time.

  • What is the starting procedure for the race?

    Half Marathon runners who qualify to run under 1:30 will start in wave 1 (white numbers with no coloured band)
    • Half Marathon runners who qualify to run under 1:50 will start in wave 2 (white numbers with a red band)
    • Half Marathon runners who qualify to run under 2:10 will start in wave 3 (white numbers with a green band)
    • All other non-seeded Half Marathon runners will start in wave 4 (white numbers with a blue band)
    • All 10km Runners will have a solid yellow coloured bib
    To qualify for a seeded start, you must have either a race history with Premier Online or submit to them a qualifying link
    within the published time frame. Seeded start positions are limited and assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Is there a minimum age requirement?

    Yes, the minimum age on race day is 15 years
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  • Is the race chip-timed?

    Yes, the race is chip-timed. Your personal Premier Bib-tag will be fixed to the back of your race bib in your registration
    pack, which you will be able to collect in advance of the race along with your goody bag.
    • Please do NOT fold or bend your race bib in any way. Bibs must be worn ONLY on your FRONT. Premier Timing tags
    are disposable and do not need to be returned.
    • Do NOT pass, give, sell or swap your race bib to a different runner, as each race bib (and affixed timing tag) is unique to
    the registered runner. Running under someone else’s number is against the race rules and will result in a record of DQF
    (disqualified) in the race results.

  • Timing & Results:

    BibTag Timing by Premier Sports | Results at www.premiertiming.com

  • When and where can I collect my race number and “goody bag”?

    Running numbers, with Premier Timing tag, and official goody bags can be collected before the race at locations shown
    below. Full details can be found in the Race Instructions.
    • MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER – Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
    • Location: Entrance of Spinneys Al Forsan at car park level, in Al Forsan Village, near Al Forsan Club, Khalifa City A
    • SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER and WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER – Time: 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm on both days
    • Location: The car park of Spinneys, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim, (NB. New location)
    • THURSDAY 5th DECEMBER – Time: 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
    • Location: Car park outside QD’s Restaurant, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (i.e. the Race venue)
    • Important: Identification is needed to collect race numbers. If you are unable to personally collect your race number and
    bag you may give the Official Confirmation email from Premier Online to your spouse or friend who can then pick up on
    your behalf.

  • My friends and family want to come and watch the race; where are the best vantage points?

    There are so many excellent vantage points to watch the start, middle and finish of the race from it would take all day to
    list them. Have a look at the race map below (or click on the ‘Race map tab) to find the best spot for you.
    • Parking along the race route will be easy as it will be early Friday morning.
    • If possible, cars should avoid driving into the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club after 7.00am as the first race finishers
    will be arriving at that time.
    • Prior to the race start, it will be very busy and parking will be limited but ensure that your friends and family are there at
    the finish to enjoy the post-race party atmosphere and celebrate your achievement with you.

  • When is the 18th Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon & 10km being held?

    6:00am on Friday 6th December 2019. 10km start will be immediately after the half marathon, at approximately 6.15am
    • The start and finish is at the car park next to ‘QDs’ at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.
    • Parking is available on site, but will be limited due to the large numbers of runners. Additional parking will be available
    at Deira City Centre. Please take a taxi to the race if possible. There is nothing worse than trying to find a parking space
    and the race start is looming.
    • Public transport – Please note that Dubai Metro does not operate on Friday mornings and Floating Bridge remains closed
    all day on Friday

  • Start Position Qualification / Change Request:

    IF you believe you qualify for a better start position than awarded during registration please complete your registration; send a link to your qualifying* result to the Help Center Team by starting a chat with them on this page and, once verified your start position and your online records will be amended accordingly.

    Note: A qualifying race is defined as a measured/certified course of either half or full marathon distance in an organized run (training runs do not qualify). Other race history to support a qualifying 10K race time may also be considered.

  • Start & Finish Location:

    Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

  • Breakfast ticket:

    If you purchased Runner breakfast tickets they will be encoded onto Race Numbers, Guest breakfast tickets will be individual tickets included in your Race Number envelope.

  • Course Difficulty:


  • Course Highlights:

    A figure-of-eight run along, over and under Dubai Creek, passing through some truly iconic areas of the old city.

  • Support Stations:

    Water & Energy Drinks every 3-5km

  • Suggested Spectator Areas:

    Start Finish Area

  • What is the cut off time?

    3 hours. Anyone running after 3 hours will be doing so unsupported and may not receive a medal or a finish time.

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