#IGNITEDXB Night Run Series - Race 2
40 people have rated this event.
“My first Ignite Dubai run - I got to know about Ignite Dubai through Premier online. Course directions were most part was fine, the only confusion happened while running down the bridge and the course intersected with runners who were still starting on to the bridge. Lighting soon after getting on the bridge was poor and made the run extremely difficult. Between 3rd and 4th lap just before the final turn the course again intersected with runners who completed 1st lap. F&B and award ceremony after race was great.”
“50 Shades Darker - The first time I joined this race, I commented about the dark 200 meters start/finish. Glad that this was corrected this time. However, when we got to the first bridge, there were no lights and it was extremely dark. I relied on the person in front of me and used him as guide. However, the second time I passed that section, the gap between the runners was much wider and therefore, I could hardly see anybody in front of me which made it dangerous! Food and medal were exactly same as last time”
“Good Experience - It was my first official race and I enjoyed with my colleagues.
Just a little concern that parts of the course are not well lighted especially on the bridge. There was a section that was quite dark.
Also, I was expecting a group warm up session before the run (maybe its not part of events like this, well it's my first time so not sure). I think it will be more fun though, maybe next time - to take the jitters away.”
“Great night, lots of fun! - Super run, great event. They need to light up that long dark section! ”
“First time, but definitely not the last - It was my first time partaking in this kind of event and I immediately fell in love with it. Running now is becoming my passion since then. I will be joining future night runs and hopefully someday I can do a half marathon - that's the goal.”
“Fun event - Needs better lighting and more marshalls to avoid cheats
Everything else was excellent”
“Different - No light on the course at the loop after the bridge was dangerous
“Would definately run again - Fun race with great giveaways. Only negative was that the course was a bit too dark in places. ”
“Good race and great after race food - The two hills offered by this course were really good especially the long one :) doing the 10k run you did both twice and it was pretty good. The only downside of the run was the lack of curb markings in the dark, could see someone tripping over it. There was about a 1km section that was completely black (no lights) otherwise great course and great support from organizers and police. Somehow separating the 5k runners in the corral would be nice too as they went to the front of the herd”
“Participants Cheating - The event was fun and well organized.
One thing that spoils the competitive spirit of the Event.
1) There was many runners jumping from one side to another to save off time, this would not be fair to others as their position slips. More Marshals and Timers to Disqualify such participants need to be placed.
“Very fun - Great event.. Just one suggestion, create a top 3 emarati award catogary similar to races events sponsored by dubai holding”
“Great event but needs better lighting - Loved the event but was very dark on the bridges so could do with lighting next time. ”
“Nice Event - I think we could do with a few more marshals on the bridge coupled with a few lights. ”
“It was a fun night...stress away... - Unlimited food and drinks after ^_^”
“Amazing event for active people - Kudos to the organizers for the well planned, hassle free, and well executed event. I just hope next time there would be a shuttle service/carpool back and forth for participants especially for those who don't have a car to minimize the overall cost joining for this event.”
“Excellent communication - Love the medal!!”
“Awesome event! - Thanks a lot to all who organized this event! You did a great job!”
“It's fine - May expedite the result and photo services”
“Looking forward to number 3. - Bit dark at one point - made it difficult to see where we were going - street lights weren't working.”
“Crisscrossing of the route and marshalls confusion - I did the 10k. There was a confusion with the marshalls just after the 4K mark, when we are heading back to the parking. Also in that same area, the course was crisscrossing, I was in the lead and we had to run in between the slowest runner coming in front of us and some where not letting us pass forcing the leaders to slow down. Maybe that part of the route need to be fixed. The rest was great. ”
“Nice overall with room to improve - The race was well organized but with a few areas for improvement: Course was very dark in some areas that made visibility difficult. Plenty of marshals and their efforts are much appreciated but they needed to be more verbal to instruct runners where to go, especially when runners were crossing paths with each other on their returns. The bridge made for a nice scenic run. The meal at the end was a big treat and much enjoyed. Lighting in parking should be provided - carpark was very dark. ”
“Fun Night Race - Well run event - Meydan Race Track always proves to be a good venue. Race organizers were great, set up early, nice job. Course if fun, although runners should be aware that on a few occasions runners' paths "criss-cross" on the course. Incredible post-event courtesies (meal and a beverage; I drank my beer a lot faster than I ran my race!). Sharp medal. Great pre-race communications. Sharp race bib. Overall - super! Thanks!”