Wadi Adventure Race 9
42 people have rated this event.
“Conquering WAR 9 - WAR 9 was challenging but the obstacle course were almost the same, except for the additional rope swing (it was very challenging LOL!)”
“Nice but disappointed about organizer attitude - I liked it found it hard quite hard and it was crazy hot , just disappointed not enough water was available at first station. I would like to say that wihout this park employee who saw us walking very slowly because completely dehydrated and came to us with some water and supported us we would never have finished the race.
Also very disappointed that even if we arrived late nobody was there from the organizer side to greet us and give us the medal this is absolutely not fair.”
“Hardest! Where was the water?? - Was very difficult and what made it even worse was the lack of water! Then the HOT water!”
“Fun but not enough water - Enjoyed the course and was really proud of finishing it. The heat was Way too much at that time of day, start time should have been much earlier. The first water station had completely run out of water and after the sand bags it was where it was needed most. ”
“Enjoyable and hot - Maybe the start time should be earlier because of the heat at this time of the year. But the obstacles and the race itself is enjoyable.”
“Fun - Great event, lots of fun - recommend starting earlier this late in the year ... very hot : )”
“Very happy - only slight issue - Another great event with new course features that were appealing. However the heat on the day needed far more water stations added... as well as colder water...
Otherwise - fantastic event. ”
“Great Experience - but needed more water stations! - More water stations are needed if these races are to be run at that time of day as summer approaches. It would have been more fun to have more of the route in the wadis and surrounding hills rather than run straight out along that boring road for 2.5km. Overall though a great experience and I will certainly do more of these races.”
“Good day - * Loved the Goodie Bag!
* Water would be much better if it would be cold (At least at finish line).
* Additional obstacles where nice.
* Would be nice to have a water obstacle during the long first stretch, especially in the heat!
* More support on the track might be needed (If someone would have collapsed in the heat during that long first stretch (there or back) there would have not been anyone who could have helped).
* Desert Warrior the day prior had free kids course for the youngsters”
“Great event - Great event, would be good to start earlier in the day as we get closer to summer.
Heat was a killer.
“Excellent event - Suggestion: there should be water water available before km 3, because the beginning of the race is very tough, especially when you carry the sand bags.”
“Awesome event!! - Amazing event, well put together but it was a shame that the food was being served so late.”
“Great Experience - The race was difficult at times (mostly due to the heat!) but it was challenging and really fun! I enjoyed the combination of road racing and the water obstacles, made it bearable in the heat.”
“Great fun! - I did this event with some friends and it was a terrific team building exercise.”
“Good Time. - Great race that keeps getting better. I would try to coordinate with other races, so as not have them one day apart. I think the DWC in Abu Dhabi on Friday caused a lower turn out from the previous races. ”
“Great Fun - Such a fun experience- really enjoyed it!”
“Easy away to start on obstacle races - It was good, had fun,, i would have wanted more obstacles.. ”
“Amazing experience - I fully enjoyed participating in the event but have a few suggestions:
1. There should be 2 categories of sandbags or at least lighter sandbags for women to carry. 20 kgs for a woman is much different than 20kgs for a man.
2. It was excruciatingly hot and uncomfortable until we reached the water obstacle. I would suggest keeping the race in for the cooler months or hosing us down with water at intervals.
3. Each obstacle should have a shaded waiting/rest area in case of injury.”
“GR8 - Thanks to all involved!”
“A great challenge - I really enjoyed the event. Was my first time participating and a first time running a 10k of any sort. I highly recommend it.
The 2 things I would like to comment on is that for a first timer, I didn't know that there will be swimming involved, so I didn't want to destroy my new pair of shoes. Please inform people ahead of time.
The other issue is that I've spent more than 15 mins looking for photos of me with medal & at finish line but they could not find it. That was VERY disappointing.”
“Good fun and a real challenge in the heat - Very speedy processing before the race.
The sketchers bag in the goodies was a bit random; I'm not sure what I'd use it for, but the T-shirt and sun-cream were welcome in the heat.
I got my leg caught under a rope at the top of a wall and was dangling from my ankle; it took quite a lot of yelling to get the marshalls to stop chatting and help which cost me some skin!
More water stations before the water hazards would be good. Overall a great event ”
“Great fun! - This was my first event and I thought it was great. I would have liked a way to see more photos from the course. Perhaps starting earlier in the day would be beneficial next time.”
“Awsome!!! - My third WAR and still loving it.
Hottest one of the season which made it tougher. An earlier start would be good.
The marshalling at the start has improved at every race and it is great to see the organisers listening to feedback.
Great to have the waves turned on at the end.
Proudly wearing the T-Shirt at work today.
Can't waight for W.A.R 10
“Tough course - Well organised - First time running WAR - Course was tougher than expected.
Thin gloves would be advised as i lost a fair amount of skin throughout the race.
Weather was sapping but to be expected at this time of year.
Would run it again - Don't underestimate this one! (However obstacles are optional)”
“The toughest (and most enjoyable) one yet! - A great end to the WAR season with a gruelling course.
Had a great time with this challenge! would say though, with all the dust and high heat at the start it would be nice to have a water related obstacle in the first half. But would also defiantly ask for more water stations along the way. Some parts had a water station every 400m and other times they seemed 1km apart (especially towards the end).
Thanks again WAR for providing an enjoyable challenge. Looking forward to next season! ”
“It was ok. but the event pjot service was very bad - It was ok. but the event pjot service was very bad”
“Fantastic as usual - Best event in its class in the UAE.”
“Fantastic - Fantastic!
Earlier start would be a good idea especially with 40 degrees forecasts.”
“Another great day at WAR! - That was hard work! Very hot conditions and the dust between KMs 3 and 5 was tough on the throat. Really appreciate the organisation and support from the marshalls and guys round the park. Looking forward to the next one!”
“Lockers - Please provide more attendants to unlock and lock the lockers. ”
“Best OCR in Dubai - Great organization, helpful stuff, interesting obstacles!”
“Challenging - I really enjoyed the event and it was great to test my abilities. However, the water that was supplied during the race was very hot and would have been better if it was slightly chilled.
Thank you so much for organising the even and I would recommend all my friends and family to join.”
“A challenge worth taking. - Please put cameras along the race just in case someone passes out. There were times today that I thought if I passed out. It would take to long for someone to see me.
Invest in coolers to put the water being passed out in. The weather was hot and so was the water.
All in all I will be back in October. I had a blast. ”
“Third time this year, hot but doable - More water stations, and cold water would be nice. Really like the t-shirt and the Skechers bag!
“Solid race - waiting for new obstacles - W.A.R. always delivers. Well organized. Less participants compared to previous editions, so bags collection and start were a lot easier.
Waiting for new obstacles next season. The "squeeze" and similar should be replaced with harder obstacles (not the usual walls etc)
More water obstacles please.. incorporate existing facilities in the race”
“Very enjoyable event - Well organised, friendly and good fun.
The water at the stations was a bit too warm.”
“Fantastic event - Great event, loved the added obstacles today!! Keep it up. The medal has been the same for the 3 times I have taken part. Perhaps it could have the number added?”