Doha College 5K and 10K 2015
67 people have rated this event.
“Terrible route - Terrible route, breakfast and finishers pack is of low quality. Absolutely not value for money. ”
“Good race - Very expensive race”
“My first running event this was a great experience - For my first running event I wasn't sure what to expect. The organisation and planning on the day was great which made it a very enjoyable experience. The staff were well informed and helpful. The giveaways were of good quality and food was just want I needed after a tough run.”
“Great event - Wish there were more such events.”
“Very well organized event - I would have preferred not to do 4 laps - would have preferred a longer route so less laps. Secure bag drop was great. Very well organized - really enjoyed the race.”
“Great & Fun Event - I love the course being 2.5km, it makes you not to feel bored during the run & makes the run feels faster.”
“Very Pleasing Experience - Lots of People - Helpful personnel, smiling faces, events being organised during package pickup (probably due to the 50k event also).
High participation and the nice & open mood of everyone running.
Very good to have so many water stations. Very encouraging to have so many people showing the way & cheering :)
Breakfast afterwards a nice surprise.
Things I did not like: Date was announced very late - it should have been announced like in June when it was announced in October!”
“HI - Beautiful race in all respects
But I wanted to see more enthusiasm among volunteers.”
“Loads of fun! - It was such an organised and fun event. I was pleasantly surprised at how organised it was. There was a good/healthy choice of food and the volunteers were very nice and helpful. It was a professional event and it was great that there was a warm up prior to the run. :))”
“It was a great experience for me.. - Though, everything was great and well organized starting with the event registration to the awards given at the finishing line, I still felt that I'd have liked it more if I were to run on a track as opposed to running on concrete.
Overall, it was a great event and well put and it has given me the right amount of energy to come back again and have running as my second sport line next CrossFit.
Thanks to all those who organized. Special thanks to Nikki. Great effort.”
“Wonderful Family Race - Lovely and relaxed race experience. Very well organized. I loved how I ran the 10k and my daughter and nephew ran the 5K. I would perhaps suggest to have the 5K start half an hour after the 10k instead of an hour - but other than that I look forward to the race next year!”
“SUPER!!! - Another super event - well organised!!!
Kudos to Doha College and Premier Online.
Hope the Night Run becomes a regular event too. ”
“A well organized event suitable for all ages 10+ - Overall great event. Entry fee could have been set lower to allow more participation. Medal for 10k should be separate from the 5k runners.”
“Great event - Organised, on time. Brilliant. And I liked the way the 10k and 5j were seperate.”
“Excellent event! - In the next Doha Collage run include information about distance along the road and less turn which slow down.
“Very enjoyable event - This was a very enjoyable event with lots of different types of runners taking part. There were plenty of water stations and facilities along the route. One suggestion for the next year would be to try and get pace setters for beginners. All in all it was a great event and one i would do again in the future.”
“Over all great event and great organizers - It was an excellent event, well organized specially the presence of the USA winning team at the venue was great work. The route could have been made better to accommodate the better running track. It was a bit hard on feet specially along the road side. There should be some small run attractions for kids for motivation and start up.
“A wonderful fun run - Thanks to the many volunteers who made a big effort to cheer us on.
The course was the best they could do given the constraints of the area. Around the park would have been nicer, but very difficult to manage.
“Well organized but poor medal - I love Doha college events, the support stations, start/finish organization & the communication are almost perfect.
Few things to consider: The 2.5K course, the poor medal and the expensive entry fees (more expensive than a full marathon fees in many countries). ”
“A great event, well organised - This was my first 5K event and was truly well organized. Great spirit of support from the organisers and the spectators, whether your ran 50K, 10k or just 5k, everyone was there to lift your spirits. ”
“A good event overall - The evenet was well organized which is a welcome change for Doha races. The course should be re-measured as it was about 150m long and the rough brickwork along the back sections of the course were rough on the joints and slowed times.”
“Friendly and efficient - Thank you - especially to all the marshalls and helpers”
“Good organization - Pre-race registration and bib pick-up the night before was simply impossible due to parking restrictions in nearby shopping center.
Otherwise the event organization and management was very pleasant; nice event.”
“An outstandingly well organised race day! - We were all hoping against hope that the Doha College annual races would be held again in 2015 - and they were after all! What an excellent day for all concerned. Thank you, Doha College!”
“Well Done! Very organized, lots of fun! - Organized, lots of incredible volunteers and an overall good event. I really enjoyed it and will definitely participate again next yearr.
The paving stones were a bit difficult to run on and when people threw water bottles, water spilled making one area quite slippery - suggestion, do not hand out water bottles near the reddish paving stones (start/finish). Hand them out once runners are past that area - very slippery when wet.
Can the certificate be jazzed up a bit? boring/disappointment”
“It was a little bit expensive. - It was great and i like it but i was expensive.”
“A great event which is very well managed - This is the second time I have attended the 10K. The management of the race is fantastic and at lot of other events in the country should take tips from this one.
This year I did not like the course. Running around a small loop four times wasn't that interesting. Apart from that a fantastic event and look forward to it next year.
Thank you Doha College!
“Awesome First Experience! - The event was very organized, the administrative staff and the cheer leaders all were very supportive and motivated! It was my first experience and I enjoyed a lot! This is the start point from where I will be taking running very seriously as it was fun too!
Keep it up! ”
“Water - At the end of the race, there was no water
I had to walk and find the food/beverage stand which was not really at the finish line”
“Well organized, fun 10km run - I have joined this run the second time this year. Its great, we have enjoyed a lot with a couple of my friends. The only downside is less freebies for this year. But the T-shirt is nice. Until next year.”
“Great organization! Nice staff! All categories! - The organization was amazing! Fairly categories! Thank you for organizing this nice events for our community. I am very satisfied with the event.”
“Such fun & so organised. Love it! - Presentation difficult to hear
Would like a bit more fruit for breakfast
Understand construction issues but running same route 4 times?.... I personally hate loops
All minor points and won't miss the next one
Great job guys. Well done ”
“Well organised and enjoyable run - It was a lovely, easy run. I found it to be well organised with a good turn out of participants. I also appreciated the support and cheering squads along the route. Well done.”
“Thumbs up! - A shorter race for U12 please, like a 2,5km!
Great organizartion and great atmosphere. Well done DC! We are proud to be part of this school.”
“Well organized, fun event - This is a great event - the only improvement possible would be on a better surface - but that really isn't possible. Well done to the organizers and volunteers.”
“Great race with lots of different participants - Well done to all concerned. So nice to race locally. Please keep it going. ”
“Fantastic running event - The best organised running event in Doha by far! Everything is thought through, ready and on time. The atmosphere is always great. And doing this race now in December is perfect! Well done to all the organisers, a fabulous job!! ”
“Wonderful event . - Wish there would be more then once a year and maybe have a 8K as well. ”
“A good run with enthusiastic participants - Good to have water bottles around the course but even better if they were at the end straight after the tee shirts”