Dubai Holding Vertical Marathon 2015
16 people have rated this event.
“Interesting challenge - Worth it for the change of scene. A bit short on the freebies, but it is a charity event.
Quirky and offbeat. I'll be back.”
“Host was great, event was well done - Very well done event. The breakfast was particularly outstanding since it was completely healthy, diverse, and done with care. The hosting hotel was also of very good service and quality. Only improvement would be directions of which direction to go during the race and some more support stations to cheer racers on. ”
“A good one to start with - This is my first event or marathon, so will cherish these memories life long. How ever when we registered we have provided the sizes of our t-shirts and the distribution should have happened with respect to the registrations made by the respective participants. Since this was not governed properly, I didn't get my size which I've ordered and so I haven't collected the T-Shirt. It would have been very good to keep the T-shirt as a memory which I don't have one now.”
“Great experience. Would love to do it again - The pre and post racing activities were very well organized. Also the race starting organization, the timing, etc. were very well planned.
If there were things to be done better, no posts guiding the people to the event.
One of the major negatives was that the stairwell was not well ventilated and cooled”
“Registration and Race Packs - I suggest delivering the race packs before the race day to be ready for the race an don need to carry your things around.
The chip instructions and options on the website were not clear. I ended up buying a yellow chip which I now do not need.”
“Fun event for a great course - Overall a great event and very well organized on the day and all for a very good cause. As per others feedback, I do have to agree that the pre event communication was poor. Also a little disappointed there was no medal especially as it is quite a unique challenge. Would I do it again....most definitely!”
“A fun morning for a good cause - An excellent event and the entry cost seems to have fallen since 2014!”
“Well organized event for a worthy cause - I like how everything was organized and inflate for the participants which clearly showed how experience the people behind this event. The volunteers were very helpful and love the friendly competitive atmosphere among participants. just one question on where can I access the photos taken during the event. Appreciate your soonest response. Thanks ”
“It was Great - The event was well organized and it was really great that I have attended. I feel proud that I have participated in such charitable event. I will surley prticipate again in such events as it was nice also to network with other people and see how people achieve great targets.”
“Great event, could improve in a few areas - Enjoyed the event very much, thank you to all the organisers. Pre event communication was very poor however. Also, including breakfast in the price of the event was good for those who wanted it but, in my case, I did not want breakfast so an option to pay a lower entry fee for no breakfast would be appreciated. Considering this was the most expensive event I have entered in Dubai, the lack of a medal for finishers was a disappointment. Other than that, good work.”
“Perfect race-day, lacking pre-event support - The only improvement I would recommend is on pre-event information. E-mails to remind about the event day and procedures and maybe even some training advice would complete an otherwise perfect organization. Event-day could not be smoother. Number, chip and t-shirt collection is seamless. The timing always respected to the minute and all the event-day support flawless all the day to the prize-award ceremony. Well done to the organizers and I wish many more Vertical Marathons to come.”
“A great Dubai event for a good cause - It's great that this is a fixture in the Dubai calendar.....a real challenge that pulls together a wide range of people for a good cause. Great vibe throughout and nicely organised. But goodness, it's hard! Excellent breakfast afterwards was much appreciated. Only quibble....no pre-race communication, or did I simply not receive the email?”