Dial-A-Battery Desert Stinker
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20 people have rated this event.
“The course was great, both in the evening and in the morning. The whole event was very well organized and had a nice atmosphere. Next year I'll bring my own dinner - the BBQ platter was a bit small. Big thanks to organizers!”
“Wonderfully organised run, really enjoyed the course. If I do it next year, I won't camp overnight. I would love to, but for the second year in a row, the dial-a-battery team have had loud music blaring out and stopped me from sleeping, despite me asking them twice to turn the music down. While I understand the importance of sponsors and volunteers- they were great on the course- I also feel that runners should come first and get some well-earned rest. Perhaps insist on a music curfew from 9pm? ”
“The camping was spoilt by disrespectful campers arriving late and talking nonsense right outside our tent late at night. Pre race sleep is essential.
The medals could be coloured different for the different Stinker races.
Would be good to get race results a little sooner.
Event give aways are fine bit overdosed in certain food types. More variety please.”
“Very disappointed about the the Kcall food offerings. the meal was more expensive then when I would have ordered take away from them. The meat was pre-cooked and reheated. for 100 AED on a event like this you would expect a good and well prepared meal especially as we had no other place to go..
the Event was great and very well organized, but the food experience was poor and this leads to an overall lesser experience..
“Thanks to the team from Urban Ultra for another awesome event. We had a great time. The course was great and very well marked, both at night and during the day. Loved the medal! My only suggestion would be to move the camp site closer to the dunes, it's quite exposed in the middle of that wind swept plain. Timing service needs improvement. ”
“Thanks to the organizers, sponsors and volunteers. It was an extremely well organized family fun event. Amazing scenery and an incredible enjoyable atmosphere. We sure had fun even while suffering over the dunes. Urban Ultra sure have the best events!”
Edited on 29.11.2015
“Highly recommended as an event for families , serious runners and everyone who likes a combination of physical activity, the outdoors and a bit of an adventure. Superb organisation with a lot of attention to detail. Congratulations to Louise and Pascal.”
“I thought the organizers did a great job. The main sponsors also played a large role in making this event as successful as it was. I really enjoyed myself and will definitely do again, even if I did come towards the end of the field - it will give me something to train for...”
“ The ladies from Urban-Ultra did a fantastic job of organizing this event. Race packet info was clear and concise. The routes were challenging, but achievable. The overall event is very unique, but takes advantage of the real beauty of Dubai. I enjoyed my weekend out in the desert, in the company of great people. ”
“I chose he 20+20 event.
Stage 1 - An 18.9km route with track underfoot and some soft sand. Well marked, no trouble following the route.
Stage 2 - An extremely challenging half marathon. 15km of sand dunes. Once again extremely well marked.
The whole event was fantastic. Despite it being the toughest thing I have ever done. Thanks to all the organisers and marshals.”
“Excellent race as always only two suggestions,
The night race needed better reflectors it was also only 19 which ment 21 on the sand dunes the following day.
Loved parrticipating in this event.
Thanks to Louise and her crew for an anazing adventure.”
“Great location with amazing sand dunes. Well organised and looking forward to the next!”
“This was my first 'Ultra' - a real tough test, but really well organised and great fun. Everyone was very supportive - especially the guys at the support stations ringing the bull horns!
Two things to improve:
1) It would be nice to have km markers to let you know how far through you were
2) Kcal BBQ was terrible. Not worth AED 30, let alone the AED 100 we were charged. Reheated Burgers was not really what we were expecting. Really do not bother with this it was a total rip off.”