ADCB Zayed Sports City 5&10K Run March 2016
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79 people have rated this event.
“The most well organised event of the season, love the music and the energetic vibe before the race. loved the warm up . loved the cheers. looking forward to the next one.”
“Thank your to the organizers!”
“Liked the event, it was great, getting out remains a problem following the event as the exit route was on the running route. ”
“Well organized event. More music playing along the route would have made it more enjoyable.”
“Congratulations to all involved for making this so generously easy for all of us. Thank you!”
“Excellent community event, will surely come back till we are in Abu Dhabi.”
“A solid run as usual - well organized, great volunteers, good atmosphere. What happened to the race photo service this time around?”
“This was a very well organised event, with lots of sponsor provided items to engage every one. The route marshals & water station staff were excellent as usual. Medal, shirt, breakfast, facebook photo by Gulf Multi Sport...all included, well done Striders keep it up! Great way to end the season with a 3rd race run.”
“Nothing but praise. This event is one of the best in the U.A.E.”
“All good and well organised”
“Great organisation but poor choice of giveaways (food).”
“Great day for a run. This event gets better each time I participate. Great job and keep up the hard work! It is much appreciated.”
“The pre race sign up and communication was good. They couldn't find my race pack on the morning and the lady behind the counter was extremely unhelpful and just said I can't find it and went to serve another person. I then had to see another person and finally got sent to the premier online people who were very helpful. This meant that i did not recieve my race tshirt. The start is so narrow that you almost end up stopping near the beginning because of the amount of people. Rude marshal”
“Thanks for organizing this event.
I really enjoyed a lot.
Keep organizing this kind of event in future as well.
“Couple of years ago I was winning second place in age group of 60+.Since then number if 60+ participants increased and now I'm in 4th place. My request is to create group of 60 to 64 years and second group 65 to 70 years. This will motivate me to run regularly. Thank you for your understanding. ”
“A little confusion when the 5k with the 5k and 10k runners. I have competed in several runs in the UK and head phones are banned. Seriously think you should do the same ”
“A great race overall but the start and finish were very jumbled and there was a lot of crowding. Maybe the marshalls could have kept a clearer area in the beginning and end? We want better breakfasts!”
“It was very good.
Area to improve:
At the start the kids for the 5k were started behind which was a good idea to protect them from the initial confusion.
Suggest that the same applies to the people walking - the first 500 meters were quite dangerous with the need to zig zag around people that started on the first third of the pack but then walked. With the wet ground, loose pavement, short kerbs this wasn't the best part of the race.”
“Well organised and beautiful course.”
“Fab run, fab start to a Friday, would recommend. ”
“Well done - if only ITU was as well organized and had a similar approach to race goodies.”
“Thank you for the people behind the event most especially to the organizers.
“That was my first time running the "other way round" course, it is a big improvement with a much better finish.
“would advise that all those who want to WALK the 5k are seggregated in a lane seperate from those running because it was frustrating to get past people blocking the path”
“Another great race to end the year for the AD Striders! Great communication, awesome packet, started on time (as usual), nice course, and a great turnout.
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“As a first timer to this event I was unsure if music players were allowed and I checked the pre race email and I didn't see anything about that on there. On the day I saw that they were allowed but then I was told by a marshall on the course that I must leave one ear bud out to be able to hear instructions. I love being able to run with music but if it is a safety issue then there shouldn't be a grey area and they should rather not be allowed. Other than that a fantastic event. ”
too many people was walking and blocking the runner on the track.
Except from that, that it's good spirit”
“Reg fee included excellent quality Saucony T shirt, medal, sun visor, water, aqualite,breakfast pack and a CHARITY DONATION.The course was on closed roads in shade and sun with greenery. There were sports vendors at the venue,along with free activations and a coffee shop with shaded places to sit. All podium places got trophies and prizes. What an earth else could anyone want? A thousand times better than the ITU or TriYas or any other events we go to. ”
“Much better about keeping cars off the route this time.
This event is too expensive. ”
“Very nice event, which gathers fast runners who come for training, and social runner! great atmosphere. ”
“Love this race. Organisation is top-notch, love the giveaways that have cropped up each time - I'll be taking all my t-shirts from these races back to NZ and wearing them proudly. Love this course direction the best BTW. Steve, Ange, Jenny, Cynthia, Danny, Rachel (and loads of others) put so much time and effort into organising & improving these races each time for the running community of AD. We're very lucky! ”
“I have been doing the ZSC 10K race since October 2012, and I really love this race. Always well organised and supported and even as it has grown it has still provided a great athlete experience! A fantastic event! ”
“Always look forward to these three races! Well organised, nice course and just the right size. ”
“Thank you for a great experience. I was not the fastest 10k runner but people kept encouraging me all way. Thanks again for your support.”
“I would like an option to not have a medal awarded and donate extra money to charity instead. these don't really mean much to adults, I think if you had this option you would see only the kids really getting them.”
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“This run was overpriced to start, and then to think that a croissant, ice cream bar, and an apple was worth 55dhs is ludicrous.
The run itself was great, and I would do that again, but not for that exorbitant cost.”
“I really enjoyed it. It was very well organized.I love the way the results are displayed and times are given. I love the shirt and the medal. I really like the hat. I did wish to get the yellow bag this time, but it was not there again.I love the food package and the ice cream was very nice. Everyone was friendly.I will encourage people to join.I love the fact that we can run with music.I still think that Gatorade will still be an excellent add to the finish drinks.Had fun today.Thanks”
“How can anyone complain about this event, not sure what it would take to please some people. These races are the same standard every time, high. Maybe massages at the aid stations for tired runners and table service breakfast at the end - come on organisers make an effort!!! BTW thought the medal was too heavy and the ribbon chaffed my neck!! Well done to all the volunteers for giving up their free time so these events can happen. Thanks, can't wait for the next one!”
“Need more marshals and signs for parking early morning. For a newcomer who's never been to Zayed Sport City it wasn't clear.”
“Clock at the finish line was hidden, not easy to see.
Queue for breakfast pack was far too long and not moving quickly at all, very disappointing.
My medium t-shirt was same colour as last year, it would have been nice to get a purple one.”
“Better course with less twists and turns at start/finish
Need to persuade the slower runners who accumulate at the front of the start line to move back
Maybe i missed it ... But did not see a clock at finishing line
Liked the SMS soon after finishing with the provisional time”
“Thanks to all the crew organising and supporting another great event”
“Having an extra port-a-potty would be helpful:-)”
“Really enjoyed the race. On time, well signaled, nice atmosphere”
“Towels at the end of race were not given as usual they give all times.”
“Organizers and volunteers did a great job! Well marked course, parking was easy and t-shirts are nice. Course is too narrow in some areas, especially for the competitive racers trying to maneuver the crowd. The location of the packet pickup is confusing. Need more vendors and free giveaways.”
“Super fun event! Look forward to next season:)”