Zayed Marathon 5K & 10K Run 2016
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76 people have rated this event.
“Special organizing for the parking and race packs”
“Brilliant event/location with excellent atmosphere. First time in Abu Dhabi and Yas Island,love this place. Will be back, well done to organisers ”
“I asked for XXL shirt and I revived just XL. I think that wasn't very professional ”
“Well organised race. Value for money.”
“Fantastic venue and place for a run.
I may add some places to change your clotes.
Wonderful and spectacular singers and other attractions.
It was a very special day.
Thank you to everybody for all your support. ”
“Very easy to register and I changed my distance without any hassle whatsoever. Will be doing it again next year ... particularly liked the motivating music around the track. ”
“Firstly it was my first event in AD, Hence has great expectation from the event.
Was terribly disappointed by way the event was managed, Simple details like the size of the T-shirt to be provided wasn't accurate. Imagine a size "XXL" individual asked to wear a "XL" because they didn't carry enough "XXL". don't know how is this possible given that the t-shirt size was provided well in advance.
Only 2 water station, not enough option for the visiting family to cheer and participate.”
“Its hard to find the location as there was no route signage as to where have parking. Medal for 10k should be mention. The shirts is nice. Is there any picture taken from the race track?”
“Had a lot of fun! It was a great family outing. I enjoyed a lot.”
“XXL shirts are not big enough they are more XL size.”
“It was fantastic to have some live acts during the course (dancers, live music). The moderation at the finish line was funny and very nice. In general, a great event!!!!”
“It would be better if individual photos was taken during the race and can be retrieved online by just entering the BRB number.”
“Great afternoon out with the family with races & events for all ages and skill sets.”
“Event was extremely well organized - single important suggestion chip issued shall be along with a strap which could be secured either on arm or ankle, since few individuals lost it whilst running during the race & this brought disappointment though they participated & ran with lots of zeal & enthusiasm. ”
“Hope to participate again! ”
“"contact us" service!!!! couldn't reach staff neither by phone or email ...disappointing. I was charged 30 late registration though norm on line cheaper than servicing on event site...people who came direct paid 100 only !!.surprising !!
it took me more than 3 hours to amend my registration from 10 k to 5 k ... - manage registration button hopeless case, yas marina+club said not responsible, but recreation manager said yes. when went there nothing done! you have problem with this box f com”
“Location can be improved as it took 20 minutes to find the location of the parking (more signage on the road to be provided).
Proper communication on the event as I arrived 1pm and my 10km run was 6pm while no communication was sent earlier about this timing.
Please write on the medals which KM's for which race as it is nice to keep record on the medals.”
“Showing the distance on the medal and date of event.”
Edited on 24.03.2016
“Overall it's was amazing everything was perfect but my concern that for delivery the package which is mentions in the website it's not been delivered ( goody bag )
“Excellent event ... would be nice to have the national emblem pins or memorable or uae flag in addition to the shirt to wear during the run.”
“Great location. The music added to the atmosphere on the track and the marshals offered lots of encouragement. Would have liked another water station on the circuit. The signage to the location was confusing. Clear sign for VIPs, but no entrance sign for general public. Would definitely enter again.”
“It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. I liked all the entertainment and the marshals/cheerers who kept you moving. Perhaps it could be a little earlier in the year? There was a nice breeze which cooled the temp a little, but otherwise it might have been too hot. ”
“Directions to the event were not good enough a lot of driving around in circles”
“No food or beverages or energy drinks for runners ”
“Particular praise for the green-shirted race officials. The usual 10k start line chaos you see at many events was avoided by not only checking runners into the start pen by estimated time but also visually checking to make sure people were being honest / realistic. They were also very supportive on the track too - thank you. Also, plenty of water stations - this was excellent. Great course too.”
“I hope that all water stations should be on same side of the running lane. No need for runners to approach the other side to get water. Souvenir photos to be available immediately and free.”
“It was a great experience to RUN for the said event, knowing that it is for a charity. It was well organized and were having a great time while waiting for our time to run.
Thanks to the organizers and for all the people who's behind the event, It's a pleasure to run for a cause.
More RUNS to come.”
“Very well organized event - gets better every year. Entertainment was very enjoyable & greatly contributed to the atmosphere. Love runnin on Yas track. Lots of support stations. One small complaint. The station at the 4K mark. Too far to run across for a drink especially on the last lap. Did not see anyone take a drink from this station. Would advise moving it over more to the inside of the track. Also thought just getting water at the finish was a little inadequate, but overall excellent event”
“Nice route, specially the 10km on the YAS circuit at night. Good marshals & volunteers, thank you! Event giveaways: nice commemorative shirt and cool medal. Timings and results were speedy as usual! Nice touch adding the music, the dancing, fun celebration atmosphere. Event highly recommended for family and kids which is very nice to have it for all ages and for types or runners. Great cause: All registration fees will go directly towards Kidney Disease Research! ”
“I loved taking part in this event. It's my first time in a race and I felt encouraged and supported throughout.
“Everything was great, except the food, as you know the runners need some food after the race.
overall the marathon was great.
“Overall I am satisfied with this event. More events for family and kid which is very nice. There is no refreshment for the runners at end of the race which is the only thing lagging. Otherwise everything is perfect and keep up the good work.”
“Loved the music, the dancing, fun celebration atmosphere. Lovely cake at the end. Would have liked some gatorade or energy drink on the way round and would also have liked a banana and some recovery drink at the end.”
“Enjoyed the day (forgot my chip as usual) ”
“Great Family event...5 stars ”
“Great atmosphere, fast run with a nice short climb.
Need a few more marshal to make sure nobody cuts the corner at the cones!
an option for 15 or 20k maybe?”
“During registration it was not clear what is the starting time for each category”
“Overall it's a great event in every thing , very happy today breaking my own time in 10k , thanks for the professional organized event and salute to volunteer.”
“I arrived 10min late, and joined the race. when my result was published I was astonished to notice the the start time was the 4:40pm not the 4:50pm.
as it was a little hot, consider adding more water stations (every 1.5km).
more garbage bags in the way to avoid throwing used bottles on the floor.
No SMS was received to confirm the starting time, it will be a good idea to start using it.
“Great event, great venue, feels like a big festival. Will look forward to participate again next year!”
“It is very good for everyone. No matter about the winning time. a day out with all bang. excellent”
“I was called away and was unable to participate in this event. I have ordered and paid foe the classic championship pack; is there any chance of my collecting this pack after my return to Dubai? Please advise suggestion and guidance to collect this pack.”