Zayed Marathon 5K & 10K Run 2016

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Average Rating: 8.6
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8.8
I would take part again
6.6 Nice event but it needs better organization Ahmed Al Shaikh Al Zaabi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Special organizing for the parking and race packs”

10.0 Sick · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Enjoyed my time :) Ismail Al Mansoori · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyed my time :)”

6.1 . · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.8 Very well organized event, had a great time. Kenn Goodwin · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Awesome Andy Benton · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Brilliant event/location with excellent atmosphere. First time in Abu Dhabi and Yas Island,love this place. Will be back, well done to organisers ”

7.3 Just good · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I asked for XXL shirt and I revived just XL. I think that wasn't very professional ”

8.0 Excellent track Ajay Thombre · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised race. Value for money.”

9.8 Its a great event. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 I eagerly wait to participate every year. Jeyapaul Raj · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Excellent organatation.”

8.4 Via company Fasaludheen Palakkunnath · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Perfect day fgr geat event in a special venuere Agostino De Felice · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

10.0 Event was Good Balamurugan Alagappan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Great family event! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent family afternoon out. Donna Sweeney · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

5.9 Great Family Event, Requires better management Zoeb Adamali · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

6.6 It was good overall · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“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?”

9.5 It was an amazing experience! Kavya Malhotra · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Had a lot of fun! It was a great family outing. I enjoyed a lot.”

8.2 A fun event. David Jones · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“XXL shirts are not big enough they are more XL size.”

8.4 I was satisfied and happy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great event with nice entertainment Dagmar Reich · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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!!!!”

10.0 A wonderful & Enter-TRAINING event :-) ... Suraj Sharma · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Good vibes for a cause Camille Contant · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.0 Everything great apart of tshirts, no size availab Sasha Maksimovic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 It was such a nice experience for me. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.1 Well-organized event. · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“It would be better if individual photos was taken during the race and can be retrieved online by just entering the BRB number.”

9.1 Fun time for the family Peter Kim · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great afternoon out with the family with races & events for all ages and skill sets.”

9.8 Chip issued could be secured with strong strap · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

Comment from Premier Online - 23.03.2016
“Every timing chip was issued with a strong (unbreakable) plastic tie strap and instructions printed on the envelope in both English, Arabic and with pictures, showing how to fix the chip. This is an int'l standard which is followed, it is unfortunate if anyone did not fix/wear securely/properly but there is little else that can effectively be done.”

8.4 I like it · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Hope to participate again! ”

6.8 Compalints Kawala Wedi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“"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”

Comment from Premier Online - 23.03.2016
“Event registration was open for 137 days of which you were able to change category for 132 of them. You could also register without a 'Last Minute Registration fee' (of 30dhs) for 134 days. Mass participation events have a lot of work pre-race for all registrants; those who come 'Last Minute' incur an extra fee as is standard in many commercial practices (such as flights, hotels etc which revise prices upwards). Registering online guaranteed your place, there were a limited number of 'extra' places made available on the day but these were not guaranteed and incurred extra steps/measures for registrants. The manage registration button works fine but certain features are time limited. (Bib) numbers were different by distance; hence the need to choose and register in advance. If 2000 people registered for 'distance a' in advance and then on the day wanted to change to 'distance b' the event would need to carry double the numbers etc and it simply wouldn't work. A lot of the preparation and logistics of events are handled without participants even being aware of the extent of work a seemingly simple change makes; but this does require registrants to follow and abide by the minimum and simplified steps and processes as indicated; for the benefit of all. We are sorry that you registered late and found it difficult when you wanted to change your category on the day; it is most likely that the main focus of event staff (at that time) was on the event and the 'masses' in general. We would encourage early registration for future events to avoid disappointment.”

6.4 Can be improved · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“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.”

8.9 It was a nice day out with the family. thank u Jasem Al Blooshi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.6 Good circuit to run on! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Good organised Sebastiaan Van Den Berg · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Showing the distance on the medal and date of event.”

8.6 Fun and fit Jon Neil Oyanguren · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 I enjoyed Mohammed Al Awadhi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
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“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 ) ”

Comment from Premier Online - 23.03.2016
“The registration page/website states: "Race Pack Collection: on the day - arrive knowing your bib number!"”

7.3 Pictures would be appreciated · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
8.2 Too much money for registration. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent memorable event Nuha Luqman · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“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.”

8.6 Happy to be a part of it. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 22.03.2016
9.3 Amazing location and atmosphere · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

8.4 Fantastic location & entertainment on the track Miguel Santos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Thank you for organizing a fun run! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 20.03.2016
9.5 Good Senthil Kumar Samiraj · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great run! Looking forward to the next one Amy Holtby · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

8.4 Nice run, enjoyed it and will be back next year Trevor Robinson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Directions to the event were not good enough a lot of driving around in circles”

10.0 Perfect day for family fitness for a cause! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Awesome experience...bettered my PB · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.6 I love the marahon but with some comments · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“No food or beverages or energy drinks for runners ”

8.6 Good job guys!! Mohammed Salim · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great atmosphere. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 It was an enjoyable event overall · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Race officials were great Steve Burrows · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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.”

7.5 Good overall Ricardo Sousa · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.6 A good cause event. Aristotle Yuzon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

10.0 Great and Fabulous Rowell Paner · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

9.5 Very enjoyable run. Justin Fahy · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“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”

9.5 Great Family Event for a Great Charitable Cause! Joseph Khater · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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! ”

9.3 Well organised event. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Amazing · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I loved taking part in this event. It's my first time in a race and I felt encouraged and supported throughout. Thank you.”

9.8 Great participation · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything was great, except the food, as you know the runners need some food after the race. overall the marathon was great. Regards, Ali ”

8.4 Wonderful Event with Less Refreshment Mubarish Ghani · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

8.4 Great fun race Lorna Newman · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

9.5 This was a great event and overall a motivation Ajiesh George · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Good day John Tulloch · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyed the day (forgot my chip as usual) ”

9.8 Had a great time · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Great well organized event Humberto Zelaya · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great Family event...5 stars ”

8.0 Festive run Christophe Miegeville · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“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?”

9.3 This track is always nice and fast Peter Hidvegi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.9 Poor information Jamal Salem · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“During registration it was not clear what is the starting time for each category”

9.5 Awesome · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Amazing and organized very well Hashem Al Harbi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

7.5 Excellent event, I enjoyed it with my family Naser Wadi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

10.0 Great event, great venue! Sukalyan Chakraborty · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event, great venue, feels like a big festival. Will look forward to participate again next year!”

10.0 Awesome Experience Shemi Noushad · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It is very good for everyone. No matter about the winning time. a day out with all bang. excellent”

7.3 Will try again Tenhock Lim · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

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