ADCB Zayed Sports City 5K & 10K Jan 2016
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61 people have rated this event.
“My only real complaint about the race was my timing chip. Halfway through the race the zip tie provided with the chip came loose and fell off. I heard the chip fall off my shoe so I was able to pick it up but had to hold the chip in my hand for the rest of the race to not lose it. Then, since the chip was in my hand and not on my shoe, the time/chip did not register when I crossed the finish line. So, even though I completed the race, my online profile says DNF. Very disappointing.”
“The ADCB races are always put together quite nicely and organized well! Definitely will do again.”
“The overall management of event was well organized.”
Edited on 13.01.2016
“The shirt quality was bad..... More water station on the course.”
“I had registered my girlfriend and myself for the 10km, and tried to pay with my UAE credit card three times online for it did not work, and had to pay with my UK cc. Then my girlfriend and I showed up for the race and she ended up getting a bib for the 5km when we had both registered for the 10km. My girlfriend did not want to make a fuss and did the 5km. She was clearly one of the fastest women in the 5km (top 5) and only had her result as a "DNF". Also she did not receive a finish medal.”
“I love the T-shirt we got. I also like the medal and free photos. My friends and I, did not receive the yellow ADCB bag. Two entered the 5km race and I the 10km race. All our times were different but we ended within the first 100 places. By the time we got our lunch bags, we saw that other people were walking around with the yellow bags. We only got caps. Disappointing.
I did not receive text messages before and afterwards like my friends.
Add Gatorade to stations & packs, will be nice.”
“This is one of my favorite events because it is so well done from top to bottom.”
Edited on 16.01.2016
“Thanks again to all the volunteers and organizers for this nice running event. Well done. Looking forward to the next race in ZSC.”
“Particularly enjoyed the anti-clockwise route, more downhills!”
Edited on 15.01.2016
“Plenty of parking is always a plus for a race! Not a fan of looped courses, but it is what it is. Everything was a breeze from signing up, packet pick up to race day instructions. My only glitch was over shooting the finish line which caused me a few minutes on the course. I know you can't make a volunteer be on point for the entire race, but if they could remain at key points, that would be great!”
“Very well organized, but a long lane to get the backpacks downloading the app. In addition I collected my number the day before the race but I didn't receive my bag with the extra things the day of the event. ”
“This is one of my favorite events & I came from Dubai to participate in it. I enjoyed the race but I wish the start for the juniors for 5K was together with the seniors like in the previous races. The start line should be organized as per timing as it gives more competition to the runners. ”
“The event was very enjoyable. The people at the water stations cheered us on well. It was my first 10k event and I ran a personal best time. Great atmosphere full of positive energy. Lovely to receive the medal and breakfast afterwards.”
“I will certainly run this again.”
“Came all the way from Dubai to participate. Was not disappointed. Thanks for a well organized race. The snack pack at the end was great and also the fact that photos was available for free download and presented in such a great manner with background logo of the race. Thank you to all working behind the scenes.”
“Look forward to future participations as well”
“Kudos to the marshal for cheering us!, glad that costa coffee is in the same area. Thank you for the wonderful event!”
“Since i participate all most all the runs the registration fee for each event is going beyond affordability. For regular runners you should give some discounted rate. For example if you register two runs the third run should be free or at a discounted rate.”
“There is nothing negative to say. The only thing is that the course could be a little bit nicer, many curves and u-turns instead of a whole round around Zayed Sports City. But this time the course was better than before when we had to run a nerving curve across the parking before the finish line.”
“It was a really fun event and I look forward to doing it again. My only negative comment is with regards to the guy on the microphone... He is obviously trying to be helpful but really just gets in the way. Came very close to pushing him out the way so I could cross the Finnish line, he was just standing in the middle of everything getting in the way...”
“It was an excellent event. What can be enhanced:
1- Breakfast sandwich to b more healthy
2- Didn't like the download of the app to get the bag
3- Slow BMI and bag collection queue ”
“Please do have half marathon also.”
Edited on 12.01.2016
“When I reached the 9k, I asked one of the volunteers which way should I go, he showed me a wrong way, I don't blame him but I am disappointed why they need to remove the route signage while there still participants not finished yet, also it happened to my friend, I enjoyed this marathon but honestly I think the first marathon in Oct 2015 was more organized.
“Thank you for another great event!
I have to give extra credit to the variety in medal shapes this year, which is really appreciated.
In addition thank you for the little extra this time, which was the bracelet. Small things make a difference.
I'm proud to be a part of this event and I'm looking forward for the next.
“Great event. Sure will participate another time”
“Medals for the two category are the same and anyone who will see your medal will not know if you finished in the 5k category or 10k category. In addition, atleast maybe nextime there would be a designated area for bags or things where a participant can leave his/her things for those like me who only came by using a taxi and for the giveaways, not all participant specially finishers received it. The giveaways runout. Thats all the rest are two thumbs up for me. Thank you for the the organizers”
“Great event I really enjoyed the 5K ran..looking forward to the next event..cheers! ”
“Excellent run, wish to participate in more such events. All praise to organizers.”
“More of the same! See you next year!”
“How about another one of these in December and one in February ? you can never have enough 5k & 10k s in this nice weather......Thanks for organizing.....”
Edited on 08.01.2016
“It was a great event but the Goo Chomps given in the race package were expired. It said "use by 23 December 2015". Unfortunately I only noticed it after I had already eaten some of it.
I also don't like the fact that I have to let a photo app access my facebook account to be able to download the race photos.
“Great arrangements, great course, great experience!”
“Good event. Feeling no pressure as the 10k starts a few mins earlier but that means for the beginner runners of 5k would finish the same time as everyone else.”
“Always great events! Small point - would have liked the collection of goodie bags to have been faster - very slow moving queue even 90 mins after 10k race started to the extent I left rather than pick it up which is the first time I've done that! Normally they are handed out quickly as you complete your distance, not sure what caused today's blockage?”
“Nice run, thank you for the organization and the volunteers ”
“A very enjoyable event, nothing to fault. Thanks very much to all the organisers and volunteers.”
“Well organized, great weather and liked the new course. Great start to the day.”
“Great way to start the week end, nice track... thanks to all for the run. ”
“This race does a lot with what it's got. Even for a run around a parking lot, the volunteers and runners make this an enthusiastic, enjoyable event. Everyone was high-energy and friendly. Sure, the loop is not the most exciting track, but this is a great way to get out and enjoy a morning run with some fun people. Thank you!”
“Brilliant organisation again. Well done to all involved :) ”