Aloft Runs for Children ADNEC 2014

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Average Rating: 7.6
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7.8
I would take part again
7.1 Medals · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Medals should be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category, male and female. Giving for just 1st place looks very cheap. Also it wasn't so easy to find out our times we completed the race in. Only when we got an email of race results two days after.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 09.09.2014
“Dear Participant, thank you for coming to our event and for providing us your feedback. We would like to mention that we did offer medals for 1st , 2nd & 3rd place for each category however, we did not handover 2 medals to the same person (if he/she won different races) but we provided the certificate for both. Regarding the results, we sincerely apologize for the delay and will make sure next year’s results are given earlier to all participants. Hope to see you again next year.”

8.5 Nice · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Good experience”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 14.09.2014
“Thank you and hope to see you again next year!”

7.5 Good 1st race of the season · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The route might have had tight bends, but were manageable. The bins for the water stations should have been spaced out more so you didn't have to stop to drink. Disappointed that I had to pay in the ADNEC multi-storey car park, especially as it seemed as if the VIP ground parking was free and available for runners (no signs to say this)”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 09.09.2014
“Dear Participant, thank you for participating to our event. We appreciate the feedback you provided and we would like to apologize for not communicating the parking spaces in advance. We will definitely mention the parking allocation and directions into next year event communication. Hope to see you again next year.”

8.6 Great start of the new season Jan Tytgat · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Great organization and big thanks to all volunteers for a long day of dedication to this event. The music was a nice extra. Sadly no age categories this time for the prices but hey I had 20 km of zig zagging fun in a cool atmosphere ! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 09.09.2014
“Dear Jan, BIG THANK YOU for participating to this event every year. You are a great supporter of the road to awareness campaign, we appreciate the feedback you provided and will consider your suggestion for age categories in the next year event. Hope to see you again.”

6.2 Great to run indoors but course very boring. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Going up and down the same hall was mind-numbing, running through several halls would be so much more interesting. T shirts are a waste of money, we all run so either give us a sports vest/Tshirt or keep the money for the charity! We knew nothing about the evening presentation, it wasn't publicised in the morning or at any point. We missed out on receiving something and would have loved to have come for the social side if only we had known about it! Good atmosphere, friendly and well organised.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.09.2014
“Dear Participant, thank you for taking part to our event. We appreciate and value your comments therefore, we will take in consideration your suggestions in the next events . Hope to see you again !”

8.9 Really enjoyed the event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It would be helpful to have a bit more information before the race, I was a bit confused as to whether I would need to buy a championchip and where to park etc. Otherwise excellent.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.09.2014
““Thanks for participating to our event, we will definitely look into having an automated chip timing system for the next year event and we will communicate the parking spaces/directions prior the event though premieonline.com mailing tool.Hope to see you next year too.””

8.2 Friendly run in pleasant atmosphere Toni Dimic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great opportunity to have long run/race in this period of the year in this region. The event has been announced late, maybe this is the reason of not so great number of participants. A bit sharp curves, still not comparable to treadmill running. Run free is the best option. All the best in future events.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.09.2014
“Dear Toni, thanks for taking part to our event. It is indeed the first start of the season. We appreciate your feedback and we take in consideration your suggestion on setting up the event online earlier. The number of participants is increasing year by year, the runners preferring the morning session more than the afternoon session (5 times more registrants).Hope to see you again next year.”

8.6 It was great race and organisation Didem Ishac · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was great race and organisation”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.09.2014
“Thank you for participating, we are glad you like it and hope to see you again next year.”

6.7 Running for a good cause · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.09.2014
“Thank you for participating and hope to see you next year.”

8.1 Improving each year - good first event of the year Angus MacKinnon · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great to have air con over the whole route. Music big bonus. Be helpful to have km marker. Champion chip timing would be great if possible. Slightly annoying parking - I parked in ADNEC last year and paid for parking only to be told there was no need ... Parked again this year and didn't pay and got told I had to pay! If the pre-event comms mentioned parking at the hotel I must have missed it. Would have preferred 30 AED had gone to the charity!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.09.2014
“Dear Angus, a HUGE thank you for participating to this event year after year. You are a great supporter of the road to awareness campaign and we appreciate the feedback you provided. We will definitely mention the parking allocation and directions into next year event communication and we would like to sincerely apologize for this year and previous year inconveniences. Hope to see you again next year.”

6.6 Good fun · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
“Thanks for participating and hope to see you next year too.”

9.3 Great event after a long hot summer David Morrison · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“It's a real good family event in a good cause. After a long hot summer its a real pleasure to run without worry about over cooking. Really enjoyed the run and so did the family and a good cause was supported. Look forward to next year.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
“Dear David & family, thank you for participating to our event this year too. We are pleased ready your comments, and to see that you are happy with the event .Hope to do so next year as well.”

7.7 Always great to run for a cause Clinton Seager · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I really enjoyed the run, I took part in the unlimited distance and must say that the zigzagging and hard cement floor really takes it's toll on the legs after 9 hours, it makes it tougher which is good :) All in all a well organized day, just needs some kind of timing and perhaps a 12 hour version for next year starting earlier”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
“Dear Clinton, thank you for participating to our event and more for being one of our unlimited distance runner , you are an example for all of us. We will definitely take in consideration your suggestions for next year regarding the timing and the 12 hours category. Hope to see you in the next year event. ”

8.4 Well organised, good cause Simon Putt · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“It's good to be part of this event, and I'd certainly come back for more. I enjoyed last year's course more for it's greater variety, but I suppose this year's version benefits from being air conditioned all the way. The organisers succeed in hitting the right balance: it's a fun, family event but there's a worthy reason why everyone is there. Clearly there's a lot of hard work in organising this, and the reward is that everything went smoothly. Nice job!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
““Dear Simon, Thanks a million for all the admiring words and feedback. We appreciate you coming back this year and look forward to see you next year too.””

9.3 Great start to the season Paul O'Shea · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“This event improves every year. The course was much better - no hot spots - and the music was a fantastic addition. This is a real family event and even better that it is for such a good cause - and it is all in the cool indoors. Well done and a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a huge success!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
“Dear Paul WE THANK YOU for supporting this event for the past 4 years. Your flattering comments are shared with the organizing team. Looking forward to see you again next year. ”

7.2 No timing, quite expensive, but for a good cause · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
“Dear participant, thank you for providing us your valuable feedback. We apologize for the delay in sharing with you the timing for the races however this information has now been sent to you. ”

7.9 A bit boring but a good first run of the season Lutfi Zakhour · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Thanks for putting this together - a great cause for sure. Definite improvement from last year but I still felt it was a bit boring going round and round and zigzagging. Wish that it was ChampionChip timed but maybe that would've left less to give to charity? Still haven't received my timing. Finally, wish that we could've received a medal, but again, more for charity (I hope). In all, a good family event and first for the season. Thanks!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
““Dear Lutfi,thanks a million for participating again this year and for your praising and improvement comments. Will definitely look into chips sponsorship for next year. We’ve sent you an email regarding our timing. Hope to see you back next year.””

9.3 Excellent start to the season Emma Smart · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“All good: organisation, event giveaways, info about the UNICEF/Aloft fundraising and history, the colour-coded track, DJ, kids' 2km event, which my kids loved, and the setting. And a 9am start for an event is such a luxury. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 07.09.2014
““Dear Emma,Thank you so much for your praising comments, it means a lot to us and thank you for participating to our event once more.Hope to see you back next year.””

6.9 Nice family run for the start of the season Gael Forest · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“The Tcourse presented too many corners - difficult and nor practicable for running. the drinks at the station weer tendered in cups which is not ideal for drinking and leads to spillages on the marble.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 05.09.2014
““Dear Gael, thank you for participating again to our run. rnYour valuable comments will be of a great help for our future events. Hope to see you next year. ””

5.3 Event communication and parking was not clear! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

Comment from the Event Organizer - 05.09.2014
“Dear participant, thank you for providing us your valuable feedback. rnWe would appreciate if you could send us detailed information to alina.serban@aloftabudhabi.com.rnThanks again for participating and hope to see you next year.”

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