ADCB Zayed Sports City 5k&10k Run - Race 3
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87 people have rated this event.
“I have participated in this event numerous times and again I really enjoyed it. However, after participating in it so many times I find the race shirt and medal a little boring. Maybe also you could add something extra to the race pack.”
“The 10 K medal was not enough for the participant they gave us the 5K medal ”
“Event place was close which is good for me,
a lot of parking was available near the start,
sign boards that tells how much we run was awful,
some of my friends didn't get the 10km medal they get the 5km instead :D
no extra large shirt for me so they gave me the extra large for the 5km run instead”
“Enjoyed - Well Organized”
“Thanks to the friendly individuals who were handing out the event pack on the day before the race.
Thanks to all the volunteers (big and small) handing out water at the stations.
Thanks to the individuals guiding the runners, yelling support to keep going.
Thanks all those handing out the medals, nutrition bags and helping all around.
You ALL made it a great start to the weekend!!”
“Everything was just perfect expect for reaching the parking, the communication was to use the ice rink parking but it was impossible to reach there and had to make a whole round as there was no one indicating at the beginning where to go. Also funny it a bit expensive, but will do it again considering that all proceeds are for charity. Starting and finishing at the stadium is simply stunning! Well done!”
“Think the race pack collection at the tennis stadium is better for everyone - staff handing out and runners picking up.
Is the new timing the end of our ankle straps?”
“The event has been very nicely arranged.
Smooth registration, comprehensive information given, precise track signage and nice race staff.”
“Well job , well organized ”
“Jessica Kelly in the 12-13 category of the 5k race didn't attend the race and she was listed as coming 1st. Just makes me wonder how accurate the timing all is.
“Well organized, happy event. Greta communication and the speed at which results and photos arrived was amazing!”
“Pre-event/event activities are smooth. Course running thru parking lots is boring. Football stadium start/finish sounds great but it actually feels quite depressing inside the empty stadium, so the old course was better. I know you say the course distance is accurate and it measures long on GPS because it's not run shortest line, but all the top finishers confirm it's long. Shirt is same as always. Medal is a waste of money for 5K/10K. Event is way overpriced when no roads have to be closed.”
“A well organized event that I always look forward to. Good on all counts, one minor issue with the last couple races, they changed the style of the t-shirt this year, even though its by the same company, the previous style was better fitting for most people.”
“As always these runs are very well organized! The new course was awesome. Having it in the stadium is a great idea and makes for we nice atmosphere. Also, you pass your supporters in the middle of the race which is nice (if you are doing the 10k). Great value for the money, awesome pre-race communications - told you exactly where to come in and park. MC, marshals and volunteers were, as usual superb. See you again next season!”
“At the previous event, I bought a personal timing chip for myself and my wife and now they have switched to something else. Is that lost money or will we be able to use our personal chip again?
Why is the course about 150 meters longer that the stated 5km? I understand it can't be exactly 5km per round but it seems quite a lot longer than exactly 5km.”
“Many of us come by taxi and would appreciate a taxi stop for after the race ”
“Although i could have done without running through the stadium at the half way point - it's always tough to run past the finish line and start again. it's only a small criticism on what was otherwise a great run - the encouragement from volunteers on the water stations was particularly welcome”
“Great event, best photo service of any race in the UAE. 2 bits of room for improvement: I liked the old start at the tennis stadium better, especially with all the construction in and around the stadium. Also, please consider starting the 5k runners a little later... the 10K group hadn't really thinned out by the time a stampede of the fastest 5K-ers overtook us. Got an elbow to the shoulder, which was not fun. Volunteers were great as always!”
“This was a very well organized event. The route marshals & water station staff were excellent as usual. Medal, shirt, free photo download, fast timing results...all included, well done Striders keep it up! Nice new track and finish area. Great way to end the season with a run! Thanks to all the volunteers!”
“Thank you for a lovely event once again. I like the new start/finish.
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“It was a well organised event. The new course was superb.
Thanks to all the volunteers,sponsors and the organizing team.
I participated in the 10k and was rewarded with a PB in 5k and 10k. However, I got a medal without the 10k sign as I understand it was out of stock.
Looking forward for the pink run.”
“The race was well organised, great route, some of the marshals did an amazing job of motivating us as we ran past, their energy and enthusiasm was inspiring.
I was very disappointed to be given the wrong medal, i'd just run 10k and wanted that recognised on my medal. When I noticed the mistake I tried to swap it to be told there had been a problem with the ordering/supplier so i'm left with a medal with no 10k plaque on it! I hope this can be resolved before the next race!”
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“The signs of distance were not all provided as it was shown in the attached map
Water volunteers would randomly splash with waters when it isn't the most appropriate time as we were carrying electronics that could be damaged.
After event giveaways from Activebeats was complicated due to incompatible with some mobile software versions & such reasons.
Clean roads, Happy smiles, enough water stations, Excellent time, great location, delicious complementary breakfast, the music could of been better
“I suggest to drop the participation cost to 100AED to make it affordable for more participants. ”
“Make the event a bit more affordable so the whole family can race.”
“Couldn't put my finger on what was different today. Was it the fantastic new course? Not the volunteers - they are always brilliant. Wayne Young is always a fantastic MC. Then I realised Steve was awol - LOL! Send him away again, didn't feel so frightened in the Start shoot even though I joined the 46 minute runners and took 47 minutes!! Thanks everyone for your hard work, see you next year.”
“Very dissapointed on the 10k medal, the 10k tag is missing and when i ask they told me is not anymore available/finished. I wish you can arrange me a 10k tag..”
“Thanks for another well executed race! loved the new track....much better than before!
One more before the summer :)?”
“* I barley made it to the parkings (6:45- 6:50), left my phone in the car and went running to collect my bib and stuff could get it in no time for me +1.
* The race started on time +1
* While running, I saw the 1KM sign and the 4KM sign!! I think they should have more signs if there only two. -1
* Results, photos and the medal been reported/ handed fast and a professional way. +1
* Rest area and breakfast was awesome +1
Good work and keep it up”
“Loved the start and finish in the stadium. Loved the seating and Costa coffee.”
“Absolutely loved the communication before the event and after. i was really impressed with the immediate feedback of timing and photos. Outstanding job!!”
“I really enjoyed and motivates me with all the participants and staff of this event. i will surely attend next adcb run. thank you so much”
“Great event, well organized, gets better every race. Was a great idea to start and finish in the stadium. Thanks to all involved. ”
“Amazing event! Very well organized! You get your results and photos just few minutes after the race ”
“Really enjoyed the ZSC Stadium atmosphere and very good new 10Km route. Well organised and race pack pick up was easy and helpful. Thank you very much for the volunteers and the organiser.”
“My 1st 10km with ADCB was awesome ”
“Packidelivery is very bad, I ran without my bib number cause your guys missed to bring it, bad organization really.
I paid for a breakfast but failed to get it or direction for it. ”
“Event was wonderful as always, Good job organizers, I strongly suggest for more half/full marathons in Abu Dhabi”
“Great event, new course was good!! Medical responders should've been visible at the start/finish area and no gazebo at the medical stand. Exhausted runners who needed assistance were sitting in the sun, one runner lying on the ground with only tissue paper under him! Otherwise, great course and wonderful atmosphere ”
“Very good idea to end and finish inside the stadium ”
Good Job Abu Dhabi Striders!
Fees abit pricey but overall Awesome!”
“I loved the atmosphere and organization as well as the medal and tshirt. This was my first ever 10k run and happy his was the one I did it on. Although the route was marshaled well with great volunteers who were supportive, there were a few cars of early finishers on the road which was a bit of a hazard as some wouldn't even stop to let us pass first. I'd do it again though ”
“Race pack collection was poorly organised and not in the box office as noted. Parking on arrival this morning was chaotic with clueless marshalls; you had to drive between the cones to get to the stadium car park. I'd prefer a running vest rather than a t-shirt but that's a personal note. Enjoyed the run despite the above! ”
“I absolutely loved the marshals spirits. It was uplifting and motivating.
I liked the new route. It is a good change. Keep it like this.
I rated the giveaways low because I really want another Abu Dhabi striders cap (Tennis hat). I got one during the very first race that I did, it is yellow with purple writing. I will also buy one if you can let me know where. But I must say, that was the best give away ,)
I love the shirt, I am jealous of the 5km blue one. Please make the next 10km one blue.”
“A very big well done for the orgnaisation and atmosphere. All helpers organisers were very helpful and courtious. One of a kind!!!”
“I ran this race earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. That being said - congratulations and thanks to the event coordinators for vastly improving this race. The availability of the stadium to marshall, start, finish, and recover after the race not only created a great atmosphere but it was very functional. Further, it "freed up" on-site parking and allowed for easy-departure from the event. New course wasn't fast but a nice course. Well organized, decent shirt and medal. Must run!”