Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon
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117 people have rated this event.
“Thanks again for an amazing race!”
“One of the best - possibly the best - half marathons - great event all round!”
“Simply perfect end to end. From the registration to the pack collection and communications. The course is truly unique since it goes around old Dubai, wonderful scenes in the early morning. Thank you to all the marshals and support stations. Great event giveaways and unique medal. Photo service was free which is nice! Overall value for money, totally worth it, which included a delicious buffet breakfast and a generous goody bag! Highly recommended for all types of runners.”
“Thank you for another great organised event. Thank you for an amazing goody bag, one of the best ever received, definitley feel like you are getting your moneys worth. Also great race village and breakfast. ”
Can you get weather again next time?”
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“This was an event that the whole family enjoyed, not even a moment of boredom. Glad to take part, looking forward to next year. See you later.”
“Please consider either changing the course or securing it better. The first half was great, but the second half is just terrible. Running on narrow sidewalks with full traffic on the road is just not what a race should look like. For a several thousand participant road race in a city, the roads should be closed IMO (as it is in most city races I participated in). Running through a construction site wasn't exactly living up to 'the world's most beautiful half marathon' either. The rest was great.”
“Photograph service was poor. You better set up automatic photo stations at different places. There were very few photographers. And they were not engaged fully in their job.
Otherwise, it is an excellent event. The breakfast simply was outstanding.
the marshal at starting line up asking people to line up according to the colour of the BIB should be given a hand held sound amplifier. He was shouting as best as he could but was not audible enough.”
“Beautiful track, wonderful support stations (sponges are the best!), and smiling faces greet you every step of the way. This event is very well sponsored. It's honestly the best registered race I've attended. ”
“Congratulation to DCS Team for bringing once again a fabulous and great opportunity for UAE Community to take part as usual!”
“Brilliant organization. Great breakfast. Great location and course ”
“Can't fault this race at all, my favourite on the UAE racing calender year after year! Top marks to Neil and team ”
- nice landscape
- excellent organization
- plenty of goodies
- excellent breakfast
WELL DONE !”
“From the start of the race to the very end, the DCS 1/2 marathon was full of support and care and brilliantly organized. Marshalls were excellent, information was all easy to find, everything was accessible, and with the weather being absolutely perfect, the race was magical! Thank you DCS for an AMAZING run!!!!! ”
“Best race in term of organization and best race course!
Hands up to all the team. Bravo.”
“Great Run. The ambiance is just genuine. The organizers are just wonderful. Thank you sooooo much.”
“A very well organised event. Looking forward to next year.”
“Really enjoyed this race. The only suggestion I have is to put km signes for 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 km. That might be more encouraging :)”
“This was my first half-marathon and found it is well organised and great support at each sub stations where every one is very enthusiastic and cheering , track is well mark but lot of running on pavement which was not smooth.
“My favorite event to run in dubai ”
“One area to improve - bag collection for the masses was very poor. I had to wait in line for 40 minutes post race to collect.”
“The marshals and volunteers are amazing! Like many others in the blue pen, I had to fight a way through those in the green pen at the first pinch point. ”
“Everything is just great about this event. Maybe just some additional port-a-lets would ease many contestants waiting times.”
“Overall experience is superb!
3F volunteers who have been cheering all their heart out was a big help for all the runners.
Thank u so much for this wonderful event”
“You can improve in baggage counters. Finish line, runners shouldn't be in full stop. ”
“The event was just mind blowing. Everything was very well managed from start to end. Hats off to the organizers and the Marshals. ”
“This race was awesome, organisation flawless, route good & well signposted, loads of marshals, everyone really friendly, pretty epic post race breakfast.
“Fantastic organisation, route and atmosphere. If I only did one race a year, it would be this one.
“Every year is were just amazing! Well done Dubai Creek Striders organizers and volunteers.”
“In my view the event would be even better if proper changing facilities were made available at the start/finish area.”
“Praise to everyone involved the organization! the enthusiasm of the marshals! all together a great atmosphere!”
“I would highly recommend this event to all. No complaints or comments other than the course/route itself - highly congested and narrow start to the race followed by lots of tight turns and narrow areas along bridges and footpaths making it hard to pass other runners and run at a consistent pace. Aside from that, a great event with excellent management and organisation. ”
“Excellent in every respect....this year with the added bonus of excellent weather for running. Well done and thanks to all those involved in setting it up.”
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“Great even and a lot of hard work has gone in to get this off the ground . The start was a touch out of sync but other than that fantastic. It's a pretty challenging course and you do have to watch your footing at all times . Fair play to the guys who post good times in this race.”
“More signed needed for directions around the village to toilets, bag drop etc..”
“I really enjoyed the event. The route was well marshaled and water and drinks were supplied all along the route.
“Overall, a huge thank you and virtual high five to the organisers, marshals and volunteers. You were all awesome. Only feedback I can give is re. the course (and it's an FYI for future runners rather than a complaint). It is tough if you're looking for a fast time. Lots of kerbs to jump up and down, some stretches of sandy paths, loads of tight u-turns and 90 degree turns throughout, some tight, busy stretches (pedestrians, traffic, etc). Makes keeping a consistent pace challenging. ”
“Great marshaling and support from volunteers
Beautiful course along the creek and through the old souk
Breakfast was the best part of the event ;)
The only small negative point is that as I never raced any road races over 10km I was in the blue Group and I had to overtake the slow runners from the green Group as I reached the 1st bridge where the running path was narrow. It was difficult especially that some slow runners would not even move and let us pass. ”
“Very nice course . Well organised and lots if stations while tour running ”
“Not enough toilets - no portaloos on the course and only one official toilet stop at 11.5 km!
Poor show...the Q’s before the race start rediculous and then nothing along the course at least place 2 or 3 tportaloos at the drink stops!”
“This is the best run race you could ever want to do, from registering, to the communications, awesome goody bag (more like a suitcase of treats), to the race village, actual race and the famous post run breakfast. It's a must for any runner.”
“Been to almost all the Runs/Marathons in UAE and without doubt the Creekstriders Half is definitely the best one out there.
The event Giveaways and the Race village was fantastic. A perfect 10 on 10.
Looking forward to the next the next one already.”
“Had a problem with the extra breakfast ticket as It was not
Provided to me upon the pick up of the kit. Had to go through my sms bank transaction and to my premier online account to show that I have actually paid for it. Eventually, my partner have been let in after 20mins.
Breakfast was served cold and has limited selection. ”
“Loved the event. Lots of PB's. Would definitely do it again.”
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“As usual well organized event, and the route is beautiful.”
“Great event, hard work pays off and hats off to DCS for putting together a superb event.
Only comment for improvement is the water/drink stations should be located away from the creek and in a more eco-friendly way. Some bottles ended up floating in the creek and many thrown away after a sip (wasting all content and plastic)
Also distance was 21.3 we understand it was because of construction. ”
“Just can you get it more time for the buffet？
I bought two ticket of buffet for my friend,
but they were in Hello kitty Run,
When they reach the QD,
the buffet was finished”
“This is a great event.
The organization and volunteers are superb. Extremely enjoyable half marathon.
The only gripe I have is the location of the Dubai bag pick up - Spinneys on Beach road, for me it is a pain of a journey but I guess others it is nearer and convenient.
Will be entering for 2018.
Thank you to all organizers who make the event possible.”
“I must say this was the best day in the history of my running. Everything about this event was perfect. Keep up the good work, organizers and volunteers!”
“Overall a brilliant event, many thanks to the 2:15 Pacers, they got me round in 2:14 & a bit...”
“A grand day out. 2017 PB to boot! But 16 years & I still didn't see the 1km marker!
Thank you Dubai.”
“As always, great event, wonderful organisation, amazing commitment from the organisers, exciting atmosphere at the start and finish, array of goodies in the bag, finish line giveaways, prompt service across all aspects of the race.......
DCS Half, you rock! Cannot think of any area for improvement. So, just Keep it up guys! ”
“A very well organized race as every time that I have participated. Missed it last year, very happy to have been there yesterday. Thank you for organizing this Half Marathon.”
“Superbly organised, super friendly and great route. The event against which all others should be judged!”
“This is my second times to join and the experience was terribly fantastic. The event was well organized. I salute to all the organizers who made this event a very successful one. I like very much the venue, the scenery, the buffet meal breakfast and everything. Good job guys!!! and see you next year!”
“As always - remains one of my favourite half marathons.”
“The best event in Dubai and very well organised”
“Fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful organization ....well done!”
This year, race T - Shirt is very very poor.. rest all well done..”
“Dubai Creek Striders are the best running group in Dubai who are excellent at everything they do. Hats off to them. Well done DCS...We love you.”
“Course is tough but the best half marathon in Dubai !!”
“One down point, traffic not listening to the marshal. A lady almost got run over behind us and we had to stop 2 times for traffic”
“Very well organized and safe event. Great comms, fantastic route with energetic and engaged route marshalls. I can’t speak highly enough about this event and will definitely be back next year!
Thanks to everyone involved in putting on such an awesome race! ”
“Amazing as always. Great work from Neil and his team. Thank you.”
Fantastic goody bag
Excellent volunteer support”
“A very well done event, everything was great. One of the best races that I've ever participated in. Thank You!”
“The bag-drop container provided for the storage of baggage for the numbers 1315 onwards was a disaster for collecting. Even worse looking at the other two container. Two types of runners?
We all pay the same ”
“Big praises to all the marshals for supporting, your the real stars of the day!
Yet another great and well organised event, well done to the committee as it's never an easy job. Roll on 2018!”
“It was a great event and well organized. well done team !!!”
“One of the best race in the calendar... thank you”
“This was a very well-organised event. The race marshals and volunteers were all wonderful and cheerful, and the course was beautiful! Only slight improvement would be increasing the bathroom facilities. ”
“Please never cancel it :)”