Newton Running 12km Race
50 people have rated this event.
“Awesome run - Awesome race and thank you to the organisers for a great event. The only thing that could have maybe been improved is the route signage or marshalling, but only at the end on the sand section where it was difficult to follow the correct route. ”
“Quality - Great event. Only issues for me were (and none were major):
Race pack collection was a bit inconvenient.
Race route was slightly unclear at one point.
Nobody told me to hang around and collect my trophy.
Otherwise absolutely mint. Great facilities. Great provisions. Lovely people. Cheers.
Oh yeah - my mate wanted a t-shirt. Other than that all good!
“My favorite course in Dubai - Really great race from registration to post-race. Really nice pre-race communications, easy packet pickup, and great giveaways in the swag bag. Also really appreciated the shop discounts offered on packet pickup days. I love the Faldo course, and although running on sand for the last part isn't ideal, I can see that it can't be helped. Overall a great event and I would definitely do it again next year! ”
“Good friendly, relaxed. - Only small gripe, toilets ( big queues, may could have done with some more ) same for most events. Everything else good”
“Good. - The view of the course is great. Race staff was okay. Only if they would have more toilets for the runners. ”
“Lovely race! - I really enjoyed this run! Look forward to doing it again next year!”
“Disappointed of this event - Although I had high hopes for this event, it turned out to be not as good as I thought. The course was the worst as I had to run on Interlocks rather than asphalt or soil, and I suffered muscle aches because of it.
I was also very surprised that the all meat sandwiches offered after finishing the race contained Bacon. I think that the food organizers should have taken into account Muslim racers.
I wont run this race again unless the organizers would change the course.”
“An awesome event for a beginner - It was my first 12km run and I can say that I really had fun in this event. I've finished the race in good condition with the help of the organizers, from the starting to finish line. I also enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the route in Emirates Golf Club while running that made it one of the factors in finishing the race. Good job guys!”
“Well organised and great distance! - Very well organized! Registration and timing were smooth and fast. Good distance this year with a first 12K loop. Marshals were helpful and encouraging, as well as support stations, thank you. Great breakfast and good giveaways (lucky draw). Overall well done and good value for money. Nice medal too! Recommended.”
“Poor value for money - Not enough people at water stops. Medal was disappointing; no reference to date, name of event, distance.....etc. Poor event goody bag. Poor breakfast and post event. ”
“It was a great event with excellent organisation - The only one thing that I would like to ask if they take picture of all the runners and the various points so we get to see ourselves in action....I didn't take my camera and couldn't get anyone to take a picture.”
“Tough Course - Weather and time was good. I dont like the sand (loose) trail. Portalets should ne next to the event area and not at the gym. Its quite far. Maybe next time T-shirts would be a good giveaway.”
“Great - Really enjoyed the event,though the medal lacked a very important part - the 12k wasn't engraved or written anywhere.
Felt it should be included.”
“A great event - An overall great event. Thank you. ”
“A wonderful event - Thank you”
“OK Event - Race pack collection location could not be any more inconvenient”
“I love it! - I love it! but i heard someone cheated during the race? maybe you can get more marshals for that. to make sure that people playing fair.”
“Loved IT! - Very well organized event. The course is fun and challenging in parts, makes a nice difference to straight road running. An extra water table or two would be nice, and a few more marshals for those poor ol front runners! All in ALL a great event and would highly recommend it,. Thanks to the Organizers - great job.”
“Overall nice experience. Nothing special - The track was bad at the end. It was however, nice to share a run with new people around.”
“Small race with lots of character - Great location and fun course! Please put water right at the finish! I had to ask 3 people where to find it.”
“Fairly enjoyable but room for improvement - Loved the scenic route but not the soft sand surfaces. Race pack collection location was awful. Really out of the way and inconvenient. ”
“More marshals or signs-tape on each turn is needed - Overall this is a good event.
Liked the goodie bag with the running belt.
The course is good, not for the masses but no issues there.
The food was good and is very good value for money.
However, there were missing marshals and no signs on the pavement or tape in certain areas.
This caused issues last year and again this year for the pack in the front (except for the the lead runner who was far ahead and following the bike).
Please, a few more marshals and course signals to become a favouri”
“Above expectation.. - It would be great if the medals contain the date and the distance.. ”
“Tough yet beautiful course. Great run! - This has to be one of the best value for money race in the season. Great course to run on, decent breakfast later & a good medal to take home. The showers and toilets were fabulous too!
This race is a great springboard into half & full marathons & I always look forward it. The slopey course + sandy finish add to the character of the race.
Thanks for organizing such a lovely event!”
“Excellent race with a varied coures - Loved the course, windy and interesting and liked that you didn't know what was around the next corner. Would have been perfect if there were a few more marshals or signage between 9k and 11k because it got a little confusing then. Also water bottles at the finish line.”
“Fun race - Enjoyable race. More washrooms would be nice.”
“Great Run - Water on the finish line was very hard to find. ”
“Great event - Very nice event. Would like to participate again”
“Beautiful course - Very scenic course. It is still warm in Dubai so the 0615 start time is a very good idea.”
“Fantastic organisation - I like the organisation and facilities,”
“Lovely course, great event - Thank you to the organizers, the volunteers, the sponsors and the Emirates Golf Course for staging the event.
It's a great event and well organized.”
“ What a lovely race - Many thanks to the organisers. This race was great from start to the end. Magic place in the heart of Dubai, running along the golf paths and trees. Friendly atmosphere and very well organised.
The kind of race we all look for.
I'll be there next year!”
“Very good - Very nice track .”
“Great race around golf - Thank you guys (and Newton) for organizing such a nice race ! The scenery couldn't be better. I'll definitely come back with some friends.
One of the best races in UAE !”
“Good event, excellent course - Suggestion: could the medal instead of being an advertisment actually have the date and distance engraved. ”
“Great new course! - Location for race pack collection not very conveniently located. More marshals / signposts on the course”