Dolphin Energy Doha Dash 2015
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68 people have rated this event.
“Great run but... I received a thousand emails reminding me how to collect the Bib! Once (or twice) is more than enough.
Only very few pictures of the race on the net”
“Should have started the run at 0700hrs but overall it was well organised and I like it that the runs all start on time.”
“Please add seating area for spectators and competitors waiting for their turn.
More physical activities for all ages.”
“Event is very good. Maybe a little more information near the paddock area when people arrive as there was a "welcome village" but was difficult to access as it was crowded and it was difficult to know what it was for.”
“Very well organized. Great to collect the race pack before the day. Volunteers sooo helpful. Might be nice to add a 10k. Also it would be nice to have category winners - under 13, 13-17, etc..... especially for teens - to keep them interested in sports. Food packs not very exciting. Maybe start a little earlier. Overall, a very enjoyable morning. ”
“The epicest Marathon! I am waiting for the opening of the next registration for Doha Dash Marathon. I appreciate the people who worked for this event. I liked the volunteers in the event! May God bless u guys!”
“Oh wow! What an epic event! Except for the climate there! I liked this marathon and will obviously participate in the next Doha dash and farther. Plz continue this marathon....I would like to be a part of this and would contribute generously.”
“I would like to come for Doha dash 2016. Had a Gud time! Thnkz to all the people who did homework to make this event a successful one! I also liked the volunteers who were there. They were very pleasing and helpful! ”
“Everyone were having fun specially my children, my colleagues.
Foods are good this year activities for adult and kids are fantastic....were having a great time.. Thanks to all the sponsor and organizer in this event "Doha Dash" All I can say that breathtaking, unforgettable, full of energy, relaxing massage, specially the basketball my son son and my husband enjoyed a lot and my colleagues as well, the services was good, every instructor have a wive patient specially for the children, superb!”
“Well Organized, food and uniform...maybe next time not same venue....”
“Pack collection and delviery should be done much before the event.
Therewere only a few counters for event giveaways and not all the participants received the giveaways.
Event giveways should be given to all the participants.”
“The event was on-time and organized. However, they failed to stick by the rules of not allowing participants to run without wearing the uniform”
“The event was well organized... It would be more fun if there are more gigz on the venue...”
“An excellent and organized event. i will definitely join again next year and something that i am looking forward to. i am surely invite my friends to join the next run. more power”
“Great event organization, very good shirt, give away & food”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this event, especially because I knew it was for a charity close to my heart. The presence of the organisers was noticeable at this event which added to the smooth running overall. I think the staff were enthusiastic and helpful. The location was perfect for such a large event and the Losail Race Track staff were as enthusiastic and as helpful as the organisers! A great event all round! ”
“To make this event where all members bring in there family following facility should be done:
Signage for baggage, food etc was not there at the entrance
No chairs or proper sitting arrangement for families with small kids
No counter for lost & found. I have found one Cannon Camera lense cover but do not know to whom to give
First aid counter not displayed
Quality of breakfast very poor
Good thing was that advance distribution of bags”
“No doubt it was a very good event.
Loved the photographs given immediately by the event promoters.
Basketball was entertaining but more such fun and sport corners would have been fine.
Food and drinks were plenty with quality but the space was too small for the crowd.
Washrooms were the worst part in the whole event.
Wish to have such events inside the city stadiums. I personally felt too long to drive from Wakra.
“Water stations just where needed, very welcome distance markers, great course and friendly volunteers. The pre pack distribution and accompanying vouchers from Go Spirt lead to smoother timing on the day. A pity there was such a queue for breakfast so more distribution areas needed as i”
“This is the second time i am participating for the event and I am happey overall.
But I have little concern about the event pack collection - it would be better if you allocate more days to collect the pack also it would have been some where in Doha, not in Villagio mall. also give away in 2014 was better than this time.
The support stations and route marking was not good enough when comparing with 2014 run.
Also there was little bit discimination / more previliage to Arab nationalities.”
“Enjoyed another year of this event. It's more organize in the race pack distribution.
Tho, need to be honest that last year was better than this year in terms of weather condition.
Would suggest if more short activities could be added while waiting for the next run. This will give more excitement and enthusiasm for everybody.
Again, congratulations to the event planner.
Thank you for giving everyone an opportunity to be part of this wonderful event.
“The event being part of national sports day is good as it gets people active. No fault of the organisers but the weather made participation a great challenge. The problem with the area is that it seems to be in a fallout area with lots of chemicals in the air, combined with the dust and wind, it made for a bit of an unhealthy run.
“The Pack Collection was much better this year. Races actually started close to their time! My kids enjoyed the morning, despite the sandstorm.”
“Start the races earlier like 7am. ”
“Areas for improvement.
The time between events was too long. There was too much waiting as we had different family members participating in different events.
The weather was awful, not your fault at all, but all the waiting made it feel worse, especially for the children.
It was a bit of a pain to have to collect the race packs from the other side of town.
Overall it was very well organised, and great fun for all.”
“Picking up the bib number before the race was much, much better than what happened last year.
“Pe-event collection of race packs was a brilliant idea. Worked very well.
With so much wind/dust on the day, it would have been good with an additional water station on the 5 K route.
Playball, kids corner and Go-sport/Bounce Fitness stations were great.”
“It was great, the food of Sheraton was good compare to Oryx. As my suggestion about the prize giving to make it at one time for 3KM, 5KM and 1KM for the kids, so that the 1KM ladies walk will start and finish earlier coz it’s too hot already. But I and my friends enjoyed a lot.”
“It was so frustrated, Waited more than half hour to get a Fit Bit. Oorganizers called for 5Km event. Then they said come back will give Fit Bit after the event.
When Return back said No Fit Bit. But I saw they have gave Fit Bit to some people (friends) they know only. Why do they act? It is not expected from you guys. ”
“Better organized by far than last year. Course isn't laid out for PR but it is a family fun run type of event. The race pack pick up at a separate venue before the event is a must and an improvement over last year. Value for cost is fair at best, but our family did have fun at the run so we have no serious complaints. ”
“Its was a beautiful experience as it was my first time .....but i guess the event was same as i saw the previous year pic. over all it was a good event...you need to add something new to it otherwise same people will not come ...when there will be options like today i had enrolled for a fun run too as aspire doha. please add new medal for every yearl.......y not the medal which symbollises dolpin energy ....or a medal showing lusail circuit route ..pls be creative... All the best for 2015”
“Really enjoyed it. Things to change, the food by the Rotana was basic and could have been managed by Lulu instead. The food in the warmup room was great. I was in line when the Fit bits ran out...maybe nice to mention that there were limited numbers of this giveaway, as it was disappointing to miss out after waiting for so long. Thanks for a super event...next time, we will hope for less dust and wind!”
“1.Bib collection was perfect! 100% improvement on last year
2.should have started event earlier
3.preferred last years announcer, he interacted more with the crowds
4.the course is boring but marshalls tried hard to inject some fun!
“Very good organisation ”
“My experience on this event was awesome, from registration up to the event proper, it was all smooth specially on the race pack collection. There was no hassle whatsoever, food was great. I'll definitely look forward on joining the 4th DOHA DASH, and might even join the 5k event. Thanks and more power.”
“It was fun and i enjoyed a lot inspite of the bad weather.”
“This year's Doha Dash got a little too thrifty. Unlike last year's you will enjoy the event from the start to finish. This year, you even have to make an effort in searching for a bottle of water. It's like they're hiding it somewhere secret :D The most thing I hate about this year is the warm-up before the run. I don't know about the 3K but 5K's warm up is just so lame. Last year's guide is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy better.”
“Breakfast was weak this year as compared to last year...that was my one disappointment :(”
“Good pre-race organisation made a great race day. An excellent stress-free run which captured the spirit of National Sports Day. Well done the Doha Dash team!”
“When we arrive, we don't know where to go, there is queues of people fill some coupons.
even after I ask one man was at queue, he also did not know for what this queue!! he just ride the waves :)
another thing make me confuse, they ask us to sign some clarification and bring it with us, but look like no one care to collected or even when we need to submitted .”
“Registration was a breeze! Package pick up was simple! Pre-race events were excellent! Nice touch with the massages, breakfast bags, drinks and snacks as well as bag drop-off. MCs did a great job of keeping the flow. I would like more mention of those that are faster should be up front and the slower runners in the back. Very congested initially along with the typical close quarters rudeness one would expect. Overall a great event and would certainly recommend.”
“The start zone could be more organized and there should age categories, especially for the 1k kid race (for the 3k and 5k, there could be a junior ranking as well)
Thnaks for the hard work!”
“Despite the multiple events, the organizers ran the overall day very well. Too bad the weather did not cooperate. Excellent running track. ”
“Registration closed too early. Several friends were disappointed. Registration process was amazing this year. However, there was confusion over bringing the registration email; the email itself said not to print. I don't have a printer so I brought my computer--but it wasn't necessary. That would have been nice to know. The trophies are extremely classy. My daughter was 2nd in the 3 km. The warm-up was difficult to do with so many people close together. Overall: great event! We'll be back. ”
“Interesting location, good course and felt the after race facilities were of a very good standard. Excellent idea to have a bag drop, changing and toilet facilities nearby. One minor gripe feel there could have been a few extra goodies in the goody bag. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable event. Also enjoyed the pre-race warm up another good idea. Only thing was it was rather squashed.
Perhaps possibly include a 10k in the future? ”
“Good learning from last year's race pack collection disaster - this year very smooth pre-collection at GoSport and relaxed arrival at the venue.”
“The online registration process needs to be simplified as it is very lengthy.
Giveaways event arrangement was very poor. Massage personnel number was very less. Breakfast distribution was not well organized due to that there was a long queue. Overall rating for the event is average as it could be better than that.”
“Good event shame about the weather. Would have been good to have markers with meeting points after the race to help find friends. Apart from that it was a good event. Thanks”