#IGNITEDXB Hatta Half Marathon & Running Festival

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Average Rating: 8.7
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8.9
I would take part again
9.1 Great race James Buckingham · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great race, well organised and executed. Some hills but overall relatively flat course ”

8.6 Awesome Course Elvis Cardin · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Beautiful Location, Small friendly event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The course is tough but interesting and includes some cross country. The event is small enough to feel friendly despite quite a few people turning out for it. Only slight downside is that there are no real giveaways in the bags and the free breakfast isnt particularly appealing. But it is still quite good value for money”

9.5 Great event Louis Zsivolecz · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Look forward to next years event!”

10.0 Helps me stay active · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Great route, great atmosphere, great community! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I travelled from Kuwait to take part in this event. It was really well organized, and the route was lovely (it was nice to see mountains after so long). Loved the t-shirt too :) There was a great atmosphere on the day, everyone was friendly and there was a lot of support staff. Overall, this is a great event to participate in. I will be back next year! ”

9.3 Great Route · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.0 Fun Family day out · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Great route. Poor finish. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The rase was well organized. Good lead up. Tons of parking. The route was great and challenging. The finish line was killer. It was poorly marked, gravel, people and cars crossing! Not impressed. The meal after was complete crap. Not healthy or appealing, especially after running 21k in the heat. The shirts and medals were nice.”

9.5 Great event! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Loved this event, it was awesome. Great organisation, superb marshalling, great hills. My only niggle is the toilets at the start. PLEASE get some portaloos as there were simply not enough. It delayed the start and also meant I had to stop off en route to find a loo which cost me valuable time. Other than that, brilliant event!”

8.4 Amazing Course , loved it Abdulla Al Awar · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Loved the race course , and loved the organization great work !”

8.4 A great course · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A great course, and generally very well organised. Slight issues with timing for female start. No toilets en -route and very few at the start. ”

7.0 Good race but more offroad needed Enoch Castleberry · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Good organization overall, but 2 things i'd like to see different in future. 1) The finish line should not be the same place where people are coming/going to the "festival area" 2)i'd like to have less "out n back" sections of the course. It was a good event though and i enjoyed it. ”

8.9 Everything in line · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was a great event”

9.5 Another well run event Daniel Gatfield · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
7.5 Great race Eddie Quisora · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The tea or energy server dips their hands on the barrel on the road might be a source of germs... The uphill run to hatta dam seems unnecessary... Breakfast (bread) was like stone...hard bread Overall..amazing race”

7.7 GOOD DAY · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Timing was so early for Abu Dhabi participants.”

8.0 A challenging race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A great race set in the beautiful Hatta area -the hills were challenging but the event was thoroughly enjoyable with lovely views and great team spirit. 2 recommendations would be: 1) get more toilets and so, the race start will not be delayed - a delay is really frustrating especially going into a half marathon and 2) don't bulk buy a consignment of medals and then put a cheap sticker on the back!”

9.5 Great challenging run · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well done organizers! Really enjoyed this run. Marshals, support staff, and water stations all did a nice job out on the course. Enjoying the Sunni g shirt and nice medal. Loved the scenery. ”

9.1 Very pleased with the whole event. Marcus Brueckner · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great ! Saurabh Mehndiratta · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 A well organised and fun event John Said · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.7 Great event - hope to see more of the same Elizabeth Driver · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Fantastic scenery and challenging run Betina Roejen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Too few toilets at the start/finish line. Run was delayed due to people needed to go to the toilet. And there should have been at least 1-2 toilets along the route for the 21 km runners.”

9.1 One of the nicest and most challenging Mohamed Eita · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Challenging but great change of scenery.Loved it Hasan Itani · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A total change from most other running races in Dubai, scenic and not a boring moment as the stretches are rolling and the dam climbs are challenging both uphill and down. Great addition of the trail section which was closed last year due to weather. Nicely marshaled and organized. Highly recommended and looking forward to next year's event.Thank you”

7.7 Different to the usual with great scenery included · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Loved the venue and the course Murren Rodrigues · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Will love to do this one again!”

9.1 Thank you for another awesome event. We loved it! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Another great running event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It's always nice to get out of the city, see some of the UAE and do something different. This event was very well organised, lots of fun and a great atmosphere.”

9.8 Tough but a great challenge! Tania McCaskie · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was well organized. One minor comment: It would have been great to have a wider choice of drinks at the 5km, 10km 15km and 19km marks such as coke or sports drinks to provide an energy boost. The coke at the 10km mark really helped me! Thank y ,”

10.0 Amazing place and amazing event Amr Al Wakil · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was great the only comment is; it will be great if we can get photographers in the valley while we were running on the trail ”

8.6 Great event Hilal Al Kalbani · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well done, really well put together package.”

8.6 Challenging but Awesome Shubham Jain · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 12.03.2017

“First thing first The Course is amazing & challenging as they said. The medal could be better with some engraving instead of cheap sticker at the back. The course was not properly marked, runners were taking shortcut at the end from backside of parking. There should be more route markers for the course & starting point as well.”

9.5 Friendly, helpful staff · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Great race Lora Shrake · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Another fantastic race this year! Kudos to the organizers and special thanks to the police and race marshals. Course was a fun challenge with lovely views. Only constructive comment I can offer is to encourage the marshals to better advise runners which side of road to run on when runners are crossing back on one another. This was the case for 21k on road in front of stadium which also had some cars. All other communication was great. Already looking forward to next year!”

6.8 Could have been so much better. Karim Amrouche · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Unclear access to start line. Huge queues at toilet delaying start by 15/20 minutes. No coffee voucher given to me when everybody else got one with race pack. Ran on roads open to traffic and therefore almost all of the race done besides trucks forcing runners to breath their emissions. It all the above could be resolved, it would be an amazing event as the route is great and challenging and ambiance really friendly. ”

8.9 Race is so challenging and the view is magnificent Julius Martinez · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Superb route and great elevation Ankur Dixit · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Loved it thoroughly ”

9.3 Wonderful Scenery and Well Organized Abishek Nair · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great Event, Would definitely Participate again. ”

9.8 A fantastic event from start to finish! Ruth Foley · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fun John Norris · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A challenging course, very well organised and an enjoyable early morning workout”

10.0 Perfect Chandra Gowda · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
6.8 Hill the World, Make it a Better Place! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This definitely falls under one of the half marathons I've done with the steepest hills. Despite walking the two killer hills, I thought the route was exciting, challenging, and definitely not boring. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the medal. I've got two identical medals for the two 10k Ignite night runs I did and was hoping that the 21k medal would at least be different. Unfortunately, it's exactly the same. The start line could use some better organization too. Else, great event!”

9.1 A good exp. Anas Vali Patel · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice”

9.8 A treasure of an event Tamas Lorincz · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was fantastic. Flawless organization and communication, great crowds, brilliant set-up at the start/finish. And the course... The course ... The course ... is amazing.”

8.4 Lovely course, and a different challenge Amit Aggarwal · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 19.03.2017
8.9 Great event. Jez MacKeown · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event and a challenging route. ”

8.2 Great day · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.8 Great Race! Bryan Conyers · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 10.03.2017

“Loved the addition of the trail section this year. It added a bit of mystery and allowed for some great viewing of the dam and surrounding mountains. ”

9.1 Great event, fabulous way to start the weekend Sukalyan Chakraborty · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Amazing! Great event, a Friday morning well spent! This was my second 'race.me' event, after Al Ain Half Marathon 2014. Thoroughly enjoyed, great course, great marshaling, wonderful post-race breakfast. Wondering if the medium Puma t-shirt that I received, fits any extra-large friend!! ;)”

10.0 Well planned and well organized event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“For every puma race, different type of medals and technical shirts should be given out. Other than that, amazing event.”

8.2 Very nice preparation for full Marathon Ali Aydan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“1-Medal should be categorized per number of Kilometers 2-you have to start Sharp on time as you mentioned in your website all the other thibgs are good ”

9.1 Medal could be slightly better. Praveen Rawat · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It's a general medal with a sticker for all races. I need to be proud to have a 21k memento but with medal I can't say or tell what I achieved as it has a simple sticker mentioning everything. A comment by another runner I saw is quite relevant. It could be engraved and be of different colours as it is in the standard chartered marathon. ”

8.4 Great event; stunning scenery Jon Barber · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really very good event; enjoyed it. Just 2 things ... START ON TIME - if people haven't factored in a toilet visit, tough, start without them. 2. Please engrave the medals, don't just put a cheap sticker on - they are great medals spoiled by bulk buying a load and adding a cheap sticker. ”

9.8 Great event Anthony Ryan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

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