ADCB Zayed Sports City 5&10k Pink Run
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42 people have rated this event.
“When I went to pick up my 'goody bag' and t-shirt, there wasn't one. I had paid for it and registered before the closing date and still didn't receive what I paid for. How can you run out of t-shirts? There was also no music along the route, and the mc was so serious! The whole point is that it should be fun! Instead we kept getting in the way of 'speedy runners' who would shout at us to move. Signage just wasn't there except the distances.”
“This was a very well organized event. The route marshals & water station staff were excellent as usual. Goody bag, medal, shirt, free photo download...all included, well done Gulf Multi Sport & ADSC keep it up! 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!”
“Good event - Race Pack collection should be available in atleast one location in Dubai for those ppl who do not stay in Abu dhabi.
“What happened to the breakfast this time? Previously we used to enjoy a banana, a muffin, some yogurt which made us stay a while and enjoy the atmosphere with all other runners. The dry energy bar and the juice didn't was not sufficient. Although I understand that the money was used for research, the post - run meal could have been better. ”
“This was a great event supporting a great cause. Pre-event communication was good and the timing, photo's, t-shirt, medal and race pack was fab. We had a lovely morning!
My only feedback would be to have a fast lane clearly coned off as the faster 10K runners got caught up with the slower 5K runners who were all over the course towards the end of the race. Water stations on both sides would also help this situation and the slower runners would not need to cross the path of the faster runners.”
“I never received a t-shirt for the event.
“Another great event! Everything went smoothly and everyone did a great job. The only thing I would add (and maybe I missed it) is a map for the course and a map where to park. Once again, great job!”
“Lovely atmosphere and a very inclusive event! Very easy to collect pre race pack. Event was well organised and the track was laid out well.
Perhaps introduce a fast lane as I know that would improve the conditions for athletes. Also have the water stations on both sides so slower runners like myself don’t feel guilty about potentially being in the way of a quicker runner.
Looking forward to next year already! ”
“Really good event enjoyed by myself and all my friends. The only slight issue was the breakdown times which did seem to be way out. However, as I’m not a really serious runner, this did not affect my enjoyment. We will be back next year.
One more note. The volunteers should know that they make a great difference to the experience. It is always fantastic to hear them cheer you on at every stage post. Thank you. ”
“Very good organized! Will do it again.”
“Like to participate in this run but the only difficulty is to reach Abudhabi all the way from ALAIN especially during the time of fog.The event was very well organised.”
“ Very well organised event only suggestion would be to move the timing to an earlier start”
“Every time we have the chance we come from Dubai to participate in this race for a number of reasons. The organization is great and the organizers are exhibiting a great sense of community through their moderation!
It's great to see a large number of people participate, probably some new to the race. It would be great if it's more so emphasized and enforced to stay right for not so fast racers.
Overall though, it's always great fun to participate. The crowd and supporters are great. Thank you!!!”
“Where are my snacks! The new route kept it a bit interesting. Some support stations were unmanned (taking selfies!), cheering squad was awesome, plastic bottles everywhere, slow runners/walkers should be on the sides. I do understand that the registration fee is going for a good cause. Yet, for that price, a better breakfast/goodies could be offered. All-in-all, good vibe, laughter, and support. Thanks you guys :)”
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“It was my first time to join ADCB Pink Run, the event is quite nice. Only my concern is they should distribute the goody bags (including socks) to everyone. We paid all this item as per the package they mention in the event.
Hence, I admire the hardwork of the organizer, marshall and volunteer.. SALUTE for their effort!!! Two thumbs up”
“I wish there was a way to reduce the use of plastic. There were a lot of plastic bottles thrown all over the course during the race.
After the race it was not clear where we could get water and fruits. Good thing one volunteer went around and handed out juices and granola bars.
Overall it was a great event and it was a great cause. Will definitely join again next year.”
“Money could be better spent on goody bags - socks and tutu wouldn’t be put to good use by many - cap or energy bars/drinks would be preferable. Offering a lower race fee for no goody bag would be a good option. Course was a bit dull esp between 2 and 4 km in the car park but great atmosphere and support along the route. ”
“We really enjoyed this run and thought organisation and support stations were wonderful. We did however think it would have served both fun runners and serious runners better if there was a defined lane for those running for a time & one for walkers/fun runners. The event is supposed to raise awareness for breast cancer and honour those who have suffered from it or lost someone to it. A shame having this tainted by runners screaming at each other because someone was in their way. ”
“I only get t shirt.. the organiser should refund the money or send me the complete pack”
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“Excellent vibe, smooth organisation and lovely t-shirt and medal. Everyone there was really focused on the important stuff - breast health awareness - and I felt it was a really inclusive event. It got pretty hot on that second lap though, once the sun was fully up!
Water stations were great, but maybe better to have them on both sides of the path so slower runners like me didn't get in the way of faster runners on the left.
Thanks to the organisers, looking forward to next year already!”
“I was supposed to get a race T-shirt but it was out of stock. I had registered two weeks before and still the lady at the counter said I had to register months ago to get a T-shirt. Soon after two late comers got T-shirts. There were no physical directions to the event and took and hour to get there. None of the security guards on duty who were the only ones around in the morning had no idea about the race.”
“But what happened to usual ADCB Post race breakfast.. was looking forward for food at the finish line like the muffin and fresh orange juices + banana and a bar... everything else was fantastic! ”
“The running was very good my first experience at Abu dhabi, I wanna continue participating ”
“One will never make a PB on this course due to the frequent turns and overlap of 5 and 10 K participants, but it's all for a great cause. I lost a friend to cancer just this week, and am glad we had this opportunity.
Many thanks to the volunteers!”
“Thank you for the event. I am glad that I participated and appreciate all your effort however the snacks after the race really decreased in quality. At the previous events we received snacks with a sandwich, apple, muffin, juice OR all of that and a smoothie but this time there was a granola bar and juice but I paid the same amount.
I do love the shirt. Wish there was a cap instead of socks but thats just my opinion.
Have a great day. ”
“Well organised and good energy around the course. Thanks to the volunteers for cheering on. There was a lot of water bottles on the ground so maybe some more bins would be good.”
“Music would have been nice. And rubbish bins along the road. Also the socks are tiny!!!!!! And very thick ”
“I believe this is the best organised run ever. Well done guys,”
“Years after years.....les and less food”
“Need to add garbage bags in the course, ”