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Event Rating Al Ain Zoo Run - Race 2
Feb 03
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Average Rating: 9.3
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10.0 Fantastic fun run experience! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised and great experience!”

9.3 Interesting route! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Happy to do it again Hilal Salman · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“It was fun, nice weather, and as usual Steve and team did great work. few things i believe can be rectified for next time: - The course was 9.5k and not 10k. - their should be some difference between the medals of 2.5k, 5k and 10k. - more sign boards and cones on the track specially at the branches that shall not be used by the runners.”

8.4 fun race but could be better · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.1 overall okay. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Love it - Such a creative course! Aishwarya C Ramachandran · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I loved the course , the event giveaways and the hospitality of the event organizers. Kudos Team - Thoroughly enjoyed it - Keep it up! ”

8.4 Awesome event, love the concept of race in a zoo · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Wonderful Event! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“ Fantastic event in a spectacular setting. To run in the midst of incredible animals and scenery ensured this opportunity was a success from the start. Congratulations to the organizer, supporting entities and Al Ain Zoo specifically for allowing this event to take place in your attraction and resulting in a truly successful endeavor. I will return next year and hope to bring along more participants to continually grow this run.”

8.2 Great run, a few organizational issues · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I enjoyed the route through the zoo and it was a fun morning. There was one spot along the route that was not marshaled where the road split and myself and another runner were confused about where to go. Some sort of drink with sugar (coke/pepsi/OJ) would have been appreciated especially at the finish line. The medal and the T-Shirt were disappointing. No bag drop or anywhere to leave car keys either. Altogether a fun event with a few minor hiccups that could have made it an excellent event.”

9.3 Awesome 10K race very happy I got my PB Kala Gurung · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Awesome family race, I did 10K and my husband with our 2 boys did 2.5K . We all absolutely enjoyed it and the rest of our day at the Alain Zoo. Thank you very much. ”

9.5 Fun run in the Zoo Marlin Coffman · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great morning run through the Al Ain Zoo. Was glad they didn't release a lion! Would have had to run faster! Nice to see some events like these in Al Ain. Well organized and very family friendly. Great job Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and race starter Steve.”

10.0 The Zoo just made it so much more special Volney Fernandes · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“If given an opportunity to participate again next week,I would do it in a heartbeat. The organizers, crew and the participants were so much fun. There was a slight delay but barely noticeable. The route was so serene and beautiful. The very thought of running in between wild animals made it so much more cooler. Few concerns mentioned below were the medals were too basic but frankly for the price you have, we got a lot more in return. Lots of goodies as well. Thank you for making it so affordable”

8.2 Unique location to host a run. Christoph Gruenwidl · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Neither T-Shirts nor Medals are depicting the unique event at Al Ain Zoo. I'd rather have to pay a higher fee covering for proper finisher medals than none-event-specific medals (and shirts).”

10.0 Great race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was my first time competing in this race, it was lovely and such an amazing experience to run around the zoo and see all the animals watching you run by. The cafe was nice and lovely idea to open pre race ”

8.4 Unusual race , the medal is useless. Jad Ghandour · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 03.02.2018

“The race is nice and unusual, you can only love it. Everything was fine just a slight delay to start. Some people do this seriously and others more for fun and like to keep the medal as a souvenir. You can clearly say that the medal is pointless, it's a standard one used for all Abu Dhabi races so there's no indication of the race, km ran, or year.. That's very disappointing as it could have a nice one with animals maybe? Hope it changes.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 03.02.2018
“Thanks Jad, Thanks for the feedback. Yes there was a slight delay as we had lots of people checking in and as you said it was a fun morning. Feedback on the medal. it does acknowledge the Al Ain zoo and ribbon is in keeping with the zoo colors. Sorry if it disappoints we will take it on board”

8.9 No specific category written on medals Tina Bundang · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything was great except for the medal, there’s no year and category written ”

10.0 Nicely and effective Majed Al Kahteeri · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Thanks for the nice event Lovely morning ”

9.3 Really Enjoyed the event, great venue Simon Taylor · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This event has a really nice family feel to it. The venue is really great and the overall experience was very positive. One minor criticism is the difficulty in finding the results online. Tried the ADSC website but there is nothing there. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 03.02.2018
“Hi Simon, Thanks for the note. I'm sorry if it wasn't clear. results were live at the time of finishing with access. you can find results online.”

10.0 Well organised event Chris Crowle · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“PA was great, helped create a fun atmosphere. Loved the run route.”