8th Sangcom Half Marathon and Fun Run

Collective Edition Ratings
Average Rating: 8.4
Sorry, it is only possible to rate an event within 10 days.
28 people have rated this event.
Average ratings
Online Registration Process
Pre-Event Communications
Event Pack Collection/Delivery
Start/Finish Organization
Support Stations
Event Staffing/Signage
Timing & Results Service
The Course/Event
Event Giveaways
Overall Value for Money
Medal / Award
Overall Rating
8.4
I would take part again
10.0 Nice race · Participation 3 times I would take part again Maybe
10.0 A well organised, fun day · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.2 Friendly & well organised event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This event has grown massively since 2014 and the races success should be attributed to a lot of hard work behind the scenes. The introduction of Premier Online and Facebook created an inclusive pre-event feel that continued throughout over the morning. Great race environment where everyone was supported and the post race sharmas were really tasty. Amazing to learn a record amount of money was raised for charity that is ultimately the main aim. Well done!! ”

7.9 Awesome, challenging and fantastic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Would do it again, any time any day.”

9.7 An event that is to be awaited for. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Can't wait for the next event in Riyadh. Will be glad to tell this to my friends. A getaway from stress while staying in Saudi Arabia.”

10.0 Great Event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent! Thanks to all volunteers and organizers. ”

9.7 Good event, not easy to organize at Riyadh. Edoardo Lando · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“With the understandable difficulties to organize an event in Saudi, as been a successful operation. Many thanks to all that dedicate to prepare the race. Congratulation.”

4.8 In general terms a brilliant day. I will repeat German De Diego · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.6 Fun charity event Richard Slater · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This year the organisation did the event justice - which wasn't the case in previous years!”

7.1 thoroughly enjoyable event damian donohue · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“availability of water at the finish would have been nice”

8.0 A well organised and enjoyable day! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.7 Really good day I had a great time · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Praise to the volunteers who helped with charity event. ”

7.8 Good organisation, boring course Peter Szappanos · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.4 Good · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.5 Good publicity. Clunky registration website. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Promotional information gives cost in Saudi Riyals. Online registration only allows payment in Dirhams!! T-shirts given out were too small for the size stated.”

8.0 Great Race! hope to have more races here in KSA · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.8 Well organized and Family Oriented Event! Edgar Guerrero II · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was well organized and one that is family oriented. I hope you’ll arrange more runs in Riyadh! However, it would have been better if runners were provided more than just water to hydrate and recover from a long run. I believe it wouldn't take much from the funds being raised for the intended cause.”

8.1 Well organized Amr Moemen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Great atmosphere and event but boring course · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Organization is great and volunteers very welcoming and nice. Spot is also nice but although it is good for people who does not want to run the half marathon as you are able to run 1/6, 2/6,... of it, for those running the whole race it is boring to make 6 laps to a very monotonous and tedious sightseeing place in terms of landscaping etc... Still, shawarmas were excellent, water available, sodas, changing rooms perfect, recreation for kids amazing and access and security strong but not tedious.”

7.7 Perfect organization · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great race Musaad Al Turaif · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for the organizers, ”

10.0 Very fun and organised. Areej Ali Ahmed · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I loved it so much! Everyone working there as well as the fellow athletes were so nice, helpful and welcoming. I especially loved the support groups at every water station, and how they cheered for everyone no matter how fast or slow they were going. And the free shawarmas were awesome. All in all, it was perfect. ”

6.9 Could be better Kenan Homsi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I am a slow runner. I did like the venue, expected much longer entry process, but it was fine. There was a bad swage smell during one km part of the race, and I was not able to get enough water, there were only two stations, and by my 5th lap, there was no more water available so i ran on dry. Overall it was great company, nice people and a nice race.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 06.02.2015
“Thank-you for your comments which we will use to improve next year's event. Unfortunately there is not much we can do about the smell, but we do note the water issue. Unfortunately our supplier delivered 20% less water than what we ordered, which caused issues. While we did get additional amounts, they weren't necessarily placed exactly where they should have been causing issues for the slower runners. ”

8.2 Enjoyable David McNamara · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyed the event,very friendly and good support”

5.1 A lot of pain for Charity Rurik Ian Santos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“From a safety and nutrition point of view, I observed that there were no energy supplements, gels, bars or even fruits after the 10th km. I expected that organizers are aware that water is not enough for such a half marathon. But nothing was given. I was hoping to get hydrated and recover at the end but STILL no fruits, or again hydration supplements to provide the runners. If this is how it is from precious races then its a painful way for charity. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 06.02.2015
“Thank-you for your comments which we will use to improve next year's event. Unfortunately our supplier delivered 20% less water than what we ordered, which caused issues. While we did get additional amounts, they weren't necessarily placed exactly where they should have been. I also note your comments about the fruits at the end.”

8.5 Great experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Great event. great turnout. very friendly · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.0 Ok Luca Giorgini · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well”

Your browser (Internet Explorer) is outdated

We need you to update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Click here to update your browser