8th Sangcom Half Marathon and Fun Run
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28 people have rated this event.
“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!! ”
“Would do it again, any time any day.”
“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.”
“Excellent! Thanks to all volunteers and organizers. ”
“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.
“This year the organisation did the event justice - which wasn't the case in previous years!”
“availability of water at the finish would have been nice”
“Praise to the volunteers who helped with charity event. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Thank you for the organizers, ”
“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. ”
“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.”
“Enjoyed the event,very friendly and good support”
“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. ”