Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 3 & 5K Run

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Average Rating: 7.4
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7.4
I would take part again
6.5 Festival but no giveaway Aloysius Dodi Setyobudi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“The event was expected to be better announced and publiced but it seemed otherwise. There was also no giveaway to participants, a small token of in the event may attract more people to join in. ”

6.5 Almost Simon Cathrine · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Hi, always enjoyed participating and not by any means do I consider myself to be a runner. Great venue, great event, Just 3 things, 1. It didn't need to be that late in the evening and the 3 and 5k could have had closer start times and run concurrently. 2. What,....no finisher medal. Unheard of. Very surprised and disappointed. 3. The circuit was not 5k, but 5.5.so advertise it as 5.5 or its true length fix those, and a typical great event.”

8.8 Great prizes, long course Cindy Beck · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 22.06.2016

“Overall this was a great event with great prize! It was a late timing but due to the time of year, that was understandable. My main concerns: 1. Course wasn't measured correctly. It was too long. 2. Due to the heat, there should be more water stations and a medical crew circling around the course constantly. Other than that, thank you!!”

7.3 Nice event but there is better Mohamed Al Kamali · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Prizes was too law comparing with the event, and there should be participation medals for all participants ”

9.0 Fun late night race with cash prizes · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I was surprised to see races posted this late in the season and also with a late evening run time. This was the first time I have seen cash prizes given for the adults and kids categories. Just wish I could be faster!! Thanks to all those who organized this event.”

9.0 Awesome Jawdat El Kadi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for organizing these sports events , which are keeping us healthy and active . Everything you are doing is excellent .”

6.8 Bad money in 3km Noaman El Assaoui · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

Comment from Premier Online - 25.06.2016
“Of the 5 people you registered, 3 of them won prize money, including yourself. All prize money was announced pre-race meaning when you registered you were aware of how much prize money there was. And yet you are dissatisfied with winning... ratings are supposed to be a fair and accurate reflection of your participation; many people would not consider winning to be so bad!”

7.5 Nice event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.0 Nice experience... · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
8.8 Well organised race, weather conditions were tuff · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
5.5 Unworthy to join again Renielyn Quito · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 21.06.2016

“I've been an avid fan of premieronline, however, I was looking forward to have the medal as a token (at least) of my participation. Medals doesnt cost that much for a 100. I assume everyone is expecting to receive one, race pack collection excluding the shirt will be fine for me, but the medal?? Come on... really disappointed. its been a classic exercise to receive one for everyone joining runs, but last nights' expectations were never met.. Really disappointing... :(”

Comment from Premier Online - 20.06.2016
“Please first note that the event was not a 'Premier Online' event; we do not organize the events, we are an online registration system for event organizers to use. Organizer contacts are listed on each event registration page. Secondly, each registration page clearly indicates what is and isn't included in your entry fee. It is unreasonable to complain that you didn't receive something that was not an expectation from the start. You are correct that medals generally do not cost 100dhs. You are remiss however for not considering that there is a cost associated with venue rental (the F1 track is not free to use; someone has to pay to hire it!), organization, logistics (barriers, tables, manpower, water, ice, security, safety, medical etc), time keeping services, including live results and results by SMS and of course there is the small matter of 30,000dhs in prize money that was on offer. With 231 registrants you will quickly see your entry fees don't even cover the prize money. The event was generously provided by Abu Dhabi Sports Council which subsidized the large portion of the costs to enable you to compete for times and prize money in a safe, organized environment on an F1 track. We are sorry to read you feel your expectations were not met, perhaps they were a bit too optimistic?”

5.8 Waste of Money Lala Aquino · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“100 dirhams for some is just a scratch on their salary but for a breadweaner like me and striving to improve myself and participate in such event is a great boost in my confidence but the thing is; there isn't any medal ,no t-shirts as it was advertised,no freebies also. Put your shoes on our shoes and consider all types of people. What is your goal? what isnyour purpose in this event? Medal is just 5aed and no t-shirts as it was adverstised ;you even took our sizes! motivate equally”

Comment from Premier Online - 20.06.2016
“Unfortunately your comments and assumptions are inaccurate. There was no advertising of a t-shirt in the event registration, nor was there a promise of a medal. These may have been your expectations but they were unfounded if so. The registration page has information which you are invited to read before you register/pay. You accept that when paying/registering you have read and understood the event details. It is harsh to fail to do so and then criticize the event itself for your failure to do so. For more details on event vs value, please read the comment above yours.”

7.0 Not Worth 100AED (Ripoff) Bryan Silva · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“I'm not sure i'm willing to give 100AED for a BIB again... Come'on trainyas and startyas are free. ”

Comment from Premier Online - 20.06.2016
“Unfortunately your comments and assumptions are inaccurate. There was no advertising of a t-shirt in the event registration, nor was there a promise of a medal. These may have been your expectations but they were unfounded if so. The registration page has information which you are invited to read before you register/pay. You accept that when paying/registering you have read and understood the event details. It is harsh to fail to do so and then criticize the event itself for your failure to do so. Neither TrainYAS or StartYAS offer anything comparable to the event you registered for, certainly not the opportunity to win a share of 30,000dhs in prize money. It is disappointing that you appear not to have recognized the hard work from the organizers and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council if you consider all you received for your registration fee was a bib.”

6.8 Too expensive · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“The overall value for Money is definitely expensive. ”

10.0 This track is great as always Peter Hidvegi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.5 Thanks for the nice event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.0 Disappointed about race pack Ledor Rodel Mendoza · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Very disapointed on the race pack.. when i registed thru the site they ask for the size of shirt and on the detailed of race its tere...even on the race pack envelop its written...but i did not recieve any...for 100 dirhams registration even the finisher dont have medal ..the only souvener for my 1st run is my number. ”

Comment from Premier Online - 20.06.2016
“You are incorrect. When you registered for the event you were NOT asked for your shirt size, nor was there a mention on the event page that a shirt (or a medal!) would be provided. You WERE able to read the event details where it clearly indicates what is provided, it would appear you didn't read this and assumed something different. This is fine, but then criticism for your failure to read event info should not be cast. You ARE asked for your shirt size when you create an account on Premier Online, this is standard so IF any event advertises the provision of a shirt, it is not necessary to request your info as it's already available in your account details (same as your age/name etc).”

6.3 100dhs is expensive for this event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Where's the T-shirt and finishers medal?? ”

Comment from Premier Online - 20.06.2016
“Where is the mention that you would get a t-shirt and medal? ”

8.0 Very expensive with not enough benefits i.e T-shir · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Could be cheaper or offer better price offering. ”

Comment from Premier Online - 20.06.2016
“Before you registered and paid you had the opportunity to read what the event offered. Once you agree (by registering/paying) it is unreasonable to thereafter complain that you didn't receive something that wasn't offered!”

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