ADCB ZSC Pink 5&10K Run by Daman Activelife

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Average Rating: 8.9
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8.5
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9.6 Fabulous work by the team · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.6 Fabulous event, well organised · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 One of the best events in the UAE · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
7.3 Very disappointing - No photos Pradeep Narayanan Nair · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 17.10.2017

“Pormise not kept "Photo Service or Download". One of the plus point of this even during last few years was that photos were available for downloading after the event. But this time, the photos were not available. VERY DISAPPOINTING”

8.3 Support the cause Elias Tellis · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 amazing amazing amazing Sheila Seiler · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything about this event was amazing - the organization on all levels, the swag bag, the breakfast bag and popsicle at this finish line, and the whole vibe and atmosphere. There were a ton of aid stations, which was important in the heat. What would make it even better would be an earlier start time. It was soooo hot and there's no way to provide ice or cold drinks for so many people, so the race needs to start slightly earlier. I don't think you'd lose any participants for a 6:30 start.”

6.9 Great Run as always · Participation 4 times I would take part again Maybe

“However, it lacks the emphasis on the Cancer Awareness (except for the overrated Pink color). Maybe next time some iconic person to say something about the breast cancer awareness as an opening remarks ;).”

9.6 Good family run Hisham El Hifnawi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Obviously the venue not the best but it has been a tradition. Only thing is that water given were warm (last loop realized the right station not on running path was cold) :)”

9.6 Had an overwhelming experience and will join again · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Though some of the marshals doesn't have the energy to cheer-up for some boosts towards the participants. Hence, over-all well organized.”

7.5 event Photo Fazal Ameen · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for your today's clarification about photos and we accept your community spirit, but are also looking for good pictures of our events. instead of giving bags, water bottles and bandanas and T shirts (most of the participants are not using any of these products, they have their own brand preference) you can have decent photographers and send us link as done earlier, that will make everybody happy. congratulation for successful events I hope you will consider my feedback”

9.4 Pretty awesome! Ted Andrew Monsanto · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 21.10.2017

“Looking forward for more runs with you guys ”

5.0 Worse than last year · Participation 2 times I would take part again No

“I won't do this race again. It was poorly organized from the post-race: no more sms' to tell you your race times, and we still haven't gotten the photos. I've heard they're posted on some random event company's Facebook group. Also, if you're going to do a race in October heat, suggest you provide more water than twice during a 5k. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2017
“Thank you for your constructive feedback. Not sure how to answer this feedback. The event guide clearly states the course map and where the water stations are. Yes we have changed the results and timing service but your results were live as you crossed the line and available straight away. The images have been posted across the Striders group and facebook page. I'm sorry you feel bad about an event that promotes a worthy cause”

10.0 x Megan Music · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“X”

7.1 i am still waiting for the event photos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Event photos please”

9.6 My entire family had a great time! Edabelle Veloso · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 Very good experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really really great event would have liked a larger t shirt they ran out of my size. Maybe more water stations. The atmosphere at the event was superb and the announcer was very funny. Great humor and great atmosphere”

7.7 Well organised Alan Usher · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I was given the wrong size T shirt, ladies large not mans and could not run in pink ! Start and finish line could be a bit wider as it felt a bit bunched. Would have been nice to finish in the stadium. Very well organised and good goodies. Would do it again ”

9.4 good run great purpose · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I participated in the 10km Hope that it would start earlier if happened to be same time of the year because it was so sunny for the next 5km and for my self I had a terrible headache after words, since we do train for the runs usually afternoon or very early morning thank you”

8.8 Great run for a great cause! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“As always, this is one of the most fun runs in Abu Dhabi. Each year it is run so well by the race organizers and volunteers. Love the freebies this year, and the change in medal! Only as suggestions, maybe consider changing up the shirt design, if only to indicate the year. Also, I know the course has changed a bit over the years, and it's great, but finishing into the sun is rough. Very happy to participate and contribute to a donation for Breast Cancer foundations. Thank you all! ”

5.8 Great event, but no photo service after the race · Participation 4 times I would take part again Maybe

“Everything was good except the late results service and didn't get the post event photos yet.”

8.5 A great run for a great cause Dawn Hall · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.10.2017

“The event giveaways (cup, bag, shirt, etc.) were phenomenal this year. The setup and booths were well organized and made the event fun. The race course was a good combination of terrain; not too aggressive and it was well organized with cones and signs. The day was quite humid so it would have been nice if the aid stations had cold water and/or ice -- the water was actually warm from being out in the heat. Overall a great run and I would recommend it highly. ”

7.7 this time photos are not provided like in mar 2017 Kartik Gandhi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
6.7 its a good event and good cause · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Considering the heat in UAE 7am start and burned by the heat while running is nto a good idea. The event is great but should start it earlier than 7am like 5 or 6am would be fab time to start it.”

7.7 A fun event open to all Lucy Byford · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This event attracts such a range of people that it is so good to see everyone striving to achieve their own goals. If there could be a little more room made at the finish line area it would be good. Overall a very enjoyable morning!”

6.7 Some services needs to be improved. · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“I am satisfied with the last 2 races i had. Currently services weren't the same. I used to receive link of my own oictures but this time it is not communicated to us. Even the BIB number is not communicated through SMS same before. Previous organization was better than this one. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2017
“Thanks for the feedback. You are correct we don't sms but we do show a participation list which is provided as a link in the pre-race email.”

9.6 Excellent race and cause. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I heard about the race on Facebook.”

9.8 A great way to support charity & research! Fatima Al Raeesi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 14.10.2017

“Loved all the activities and giveaways! The results were online right away :) amazing event and can't wait to participate again next year ! ”

9.4 Well organized event with good purpose. Aristotle Yuzon · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Hoping Photo Service to improve in next series.”

7.9 Nice run, Nice sun Fabien Viala · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
7.7 An enjoyable run Steven Fulton · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I am usual quite critical when it comes to events but I have to give high praise to the team for this one. Great pack for the runners and excellent encouragement from all.”

8.3 Super cool event. will definitely join again Bjo Prometidos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.9 Good · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Hot Anne Marie Tannous · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.0 Nice event but my shape could be better. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.9 Good organisation · Participation 3 times I would take part again Maybe
8.8 A bit hot! Kieran Corcoran · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.6 Great event Christie Ryan · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 13.10.2017

“It is an excellent event. The race packs are amazing. Please give Abu Dhabi Striders caps with the January race ,) Please give the 10km a blue shirt. I need one. I am yet to find my photos. Hope they load more. It was sadly a horrible experience for me, for the first time in my 16 years of running I came late for a race.I thought the start time was 7:30.I started 20min late, it was extremely hot which resulted in a very poor race time for me. The slowest 10km. The event made up for it though. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“Christie, glad you see the glass half full”

8.8 Great event despite the weather conditions! Davina Lewis · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event as always! Fantastic goodie bag and medal! Missed out on the photo service but that is not a big deal.. the weather was very hot and, in general, for this time of the year an earlier start is preferable. A half hour can make a lot of difference. The only rant was lack of enough water stations- usually it is every 1.5K which would have helped with the weather but 2 stations for 5K was not enough for sure. Can’t wait for the next event!”

10.0 . Janine Gr · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
9.6 Loved the lollies! Angus MacKinnon · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Another well-organised event - this time with more give-aways!”

9.2 Well organised and great atmosphere Russell Short · Participation 5 times I would take part again Maybe

“Nearly everything is perfect. A good course, very well organised, good quality giveaways, nice medal, great atmosphere. The only problem was the start time - it was way too hot, especially by the end. Starting at 6am or 6:30 would make a big difference.”

7.5 great event and lots of good fun. Paul Button · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.8 Timing Teejay Button · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Still a wonderful event. Only suggestion, given the heat maybe an extra water station. Timing however, has changed. I prefer Premier timing. I love to see if i have improved from the last race. With the new timing i can not see my NET time, only the GROSS. In such a popular race there is quite a difference in time. Also the timing information arrived long time after the race finished. In the past, it would be at my phone when i got to the car. Can we go back to the old company please?”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“Hi Teejay, thanks for the constructive feedback. click back to your results and you will see the net times along with your certificate ”

9.4 Great race Ronelle Moller · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you so much to all the volunteers who made this event possible. Much appreciated. ”

7.1 Share timing and photos Naser Wadi · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Results: old way was better(online mail and SMS service) More water stations ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“Hi Naser, The results were live as people finished. It's just a matter of time - we had signs all around pointing to the results service link. Thanks for your feedback ”

6.5 Good... but could have been much better Talib Al Salami · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Love ADCB Runs. I have participated on the previous two events (Jan., and Mar. 2017). Compared to those, this one is a little below average (however, extremely good for the cause). PROS: 1. Give aways were awesome! 2. Post Race snack were great. CONS: 1. Communication was extremely poor. The first Pick-up-Your-Shirt e-mail was sent @ 6:42PM on Wednesday and they close @ 7PM! 2. WATER!!! 3. Big part of the participation is for a cool photos (non received yet) 4. Results via SMS would be good. Thx”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“Thanks Talib, thanks for the constructive feedback. The first batch of photo's can now be found on our Facebook page. We will try and do a better job on promoting the live results service going forward”

9.8 It was worthy running for a cause · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall the organizers created an excellent atmosphere for the entire abudhabi community. It was fun and exiting. First experience for me to run with her such a large crowd. Excellent job.”

8.5 Great event for an even greater cause · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“As always, this is one of our favorite races of the year and again it didn't disappoint Pros: Giveaways Atmosphere Starting area with exhibits Race track Family friendly Lunch Cons: Slight issue with timing system Humidity ;) ”

7.1 good · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
7.7 Love this event but.... Curtis Huysamen · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This is an awesome event. Thanks once again for the stellar job you do in bringing cancer fundraising to the forefront of these events! I have 3 bugbears regarding this year's event. 1. T-Shirts - we were given an option to order T-shirt sizes but were not available. 2. Water Stations - thankfully they were available but the water was hot! 3. Race Timing/Photos - great new service, pity it was missed by so many of us on how to get results - past SMSs /emails were cool! Love this event! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“For photos please see our Facebook page. We are working on a new solution thanks for your support”

8.8 Well organised and enjoyable · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.7 Cold water a must! · Participation 4 times I would take part again Maybe
8.5 Great organizing and give aways Hilal Salman · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 17.10.2017

“Event organizing, medal, give aways, are amazing, water at some stations was hot which is disturbing and demotivating. In such weather its better to do it evening time ir earlier in the morning. Thanks for the full team for this amazing event. ”

9.0 great event, good organisation, exc. atmosphere · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 13.10.2017

“Could there be more distance markers? This would certainly help for motivation! When I asked a Marshall near they could not tell me how much further we had to go”

9.2 A great run. I loved the ambiance. · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“There was all sorts of excitement before and after the event which I think gave the event a fun feel. I really wish there could be both a gross and net timing for the next time.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“Click back to your results and net times are there for you to see ”

6.0 Cold water please! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.10.2017

“Well organized event as usual - lovely energy and atmosphere and great medal! 2 gripes: room temperature water that sits in the sun was hot by the 8 km mark... it was awful to drink hot water on such a hot day. Please at least start with cold water next time. Also, I preferred the old timing service, where we got text messages with results. More communication in the "info" section of premier online listing about where to get results and pics would be better. Where are the photos? ”

8.5 Fantastic Event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised. Thanks to the Organizing Team. ”

7.5 Good event · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“I hope to repeat this event every year ”

10.0 A job very well done from the organisers! Sherif El Said · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 En Rose pour une Bonne Cause · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
7.5 Could have been much better · Participation 3 times I would take part again Maybe

“This is my third race and this time the water stations were not there at every KM like last 2 times and considering the weather it was a bug let down. Even the track this year was different and in most of the track their was direct sun which made its difficult. The pics and results were delayed as well. The give aways were nice.”

6.3 Perfectly addequate Nabil Harb · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“7am in early October is still quite warm and humid for a 10km. This could have started earlier in the morning.”

10.0 Great race for a great cause! All family event! Joseph Khater · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“This was a very well organized event. The route marshals & water station staff were excellent as usual. Goody bag, medal, shirt, breakfast, free photo download...all included, well done Striders keep it up! Nice touch of free food and ice cream. Great way to start the season with a run for a great cause raising funds for breast cancer awareness! Great run for all ages and families. Thanks to all the volunteers!”

9.6 Fabulous race in support of breast cancer research · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 13.10.2017

“Thank you to the organizers for doing a fantastic job! Also thank you for all the lovely gifts and treats. The only challenge I have is finding the timing for the race. Previously I have received phone messages but not this time. There also are no results showing online when I log in to my account.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“The Results link can be found on the event registration page

9.8 Great event Heather Gorman · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Another great event. Special thanks to the marshalls and water station guys for their encouragement. My only complaint was the humidity: would you do something about it next time please?”

6.3 still too hot Fernando La Roche · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
9.4 Loved it Noor Wadi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.7 Where I can see the results? Andrea Pedroli · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 13.10.2017

“Event itself was good. Pre and post event communication very bad. No indication of the race results received ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.10.2017
“Hi Andrea, Sorry you missed the signs at race check in highlighting the results link and the emails along with FB posts highlighting the necessary information ....... The results link can be found on the event registration page with results live as you crossed the finish line .....”

10.0 Great event! Victoria Bolger · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was well organized and originally I thought it was expensive but you get a lot for the money you pay! You receive a nice pink tshirt of a high quality, nice medals, water and food throughout! ”

7.7 Great community atmosphere · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Two sides to the coin, on the one hand, it's a great charity community event with all sorts of people taking part, on the other hand, the walkers tend to take a bit of space 3 or 4 persons across. No big deal, but if there's a way to ask the walkers to please stay on one side, it'd be better. But I'm nitpicking :) ”

7.7 Fun event · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.0 Great Run, Great People · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to all the volunteers for the wonderfully organized race and all the encouragement.... and the free goodies! The person who gave me the ice water at 8km checkpoint, you are an angel.”

9.4 Well organized and a lovely atmosphere Fathima Docrat · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A wonderful event spoilt by some volunteer marshals sitting on their phones or sleeping ! Second water point was really far .... could we get some ice at the water stations to cool down ? ”

10.0 Amazing! Joanne Wong · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Well organized, high energy ... super!!!”

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