ADCB Zayed Sports City Pink 5K & 10K Run 2015

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7.0 Good event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“More hydration stations would be ideal”

9.7 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fun event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyed the event: the organization, course, atmosphere, t-shirt, warm up, communications. I don't get why the 5k lumps all runners into one 'open' group, while the 10k has age groups. Also, why are there some fast younger (12-16 year old) runners moved into the female open (17+) race, but not in the men's open? Why not put the fast 9 year old boy with the adults, in this case? There are so few junior runners, let them compete amongst themselves! They'll beat all the oldies hands down anyway.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2015
“Thanks for the constructive feedback and you raise fair points. Originally the 5K was added for the kids and its popularity amongst adults has grown. We split the start times for juniors and adults due to share numbers, however for the overall category it is aware to the fastest 3 runners regardless of age. We will look at adding adult age group for future 5k runs as there were some super fast kids out there beating us hands down ”

9.7 Well organised enjoyable event. Thank you. Debby Plumpton · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to all the organisers and volunteers. A really great event. It's already been mentioned but my only issue was the slow response of the emergency services for the guy that had fallen. Otherwise great work. ”

8.5 Good event, maybe a better route next time? Matthew Mills · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Maybe

“A good event, could maybe have been routed better so as to avoid having to run through the car park? I remember in previous years we ran inside the stadium which made it a bit more interesting. I also struggled a little with the water stations, in that the plastic cups had been pre-opened with a very large opening, which made it difficult to drink while running as it was just spilling everywhere. If they have to be opened, maybe the helpers could be asked to just open them a little? Thanks.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2015
“Thanks Matt with the growth in numbers the in and out aspect of the stadium is just too narrow for runners going both ways. unfortunately our water only comes in cups but we will review the opening technique ”

9.5 Great event! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Marshalls need emergency contact numbers, please! A fantastic morning! Great to see the support of the community for Breast Cancer awareness! More publicity needed to get more participants. A super family event!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 19.10.2015
“Thank you for your comments and we welcome feedback. Please email [email protected] as we would like to address your concerns. The event is capped by the very nature of the amount of shirts, medals and merchandise that is ordered. This years event saw growth of 30+% ”

9.5 Good morning run! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Amazing · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.2 Marshalling emergency contact number Yaser Jaber Al Kuwaiti · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 20.10.2015

“One of the runners had an accidantand fall on the ground ( as well as he had VERY diffeculty breathing) the medical service took more than 10min to get to him. also, i saw the marchalling not having a contact number to get them faster. i think the all marshalling team should have an emergency contact number incase this happen agains”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 19.10.2015
“Thanks Yaser we appreciate the feedback and note your concerns. We have an ICE plan in place and all marshals carry the emergency escalation number. ”

10.0 Thanks to the organizer. .the event was amazing · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Almost perfect.. just a bit of mixed up in handing out the finisher medal ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 19.10.2015
“Hi, if you would like to change over the pin on your ribbon please ping [email protected] an email”

10.0 Great event for a Great cause! Dunya Feghaly · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Many thanks for the professional organisers and definitely will participate in the next event! ”

9.7 Great experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Should be more frequent”

10.0 A great morning! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I have participated in a few Abu Dhabi 5k/10k/etc races and each have been really fun, very well organized, and always worth participating in. The Pink Run was not only for a great cause, but the atmosphere of the entire event was a really fun. Everyone was there seemed to be having a great time! The giveaways/swag was spot on! Also, the race volunteers out on the course, directing, cheering and providing water were awesome! Look forward to the next race, as usual.”

8.0 Very positive atmosphere · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great Morning Out Again Adam Couch · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“You just can't beat any Striders event - thanks!!!!!”

9.0 OK event, but venue lacking · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It felt like were running in a parking lot all the time. the route could have been maybe better selected? At the end of the 10K run, we were overlapping with the 5K group and it was very hard to maneuver due to the families and kids..etc. this was really the problem as it got confusing at the end...I understand this is a charity event, but we still need to be able to run without obstacles not to mention the cars and taxis crossing the running path !!!”

10.0 Excellent from all points of view. · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great atmosphere and great contribution to the community.”

10.0 Great event for a Great Cause! Rafael Celma · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Lovely event, premium organization...”

10.0 Perfect Julius Apat · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very organized as always with the leadership of Steve. and the SENAAT photo app is amazing.”

10.0 Great event Isabelle Jamkossian · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Very good event as usual. Special thanks to the volunteers for their amazing support. Keep up the great work!”

9.7 A great race! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organised, a pleasure to take part in. Great atmosphere too!!! the only thing i would comment is having the championship chip collection further away from the finish line - you only just cross it and 10m later you have to stop immediately to have the chip removed - this made my legs feel like jelly and that i was going to fall over!! also, i would also have preferred an earlier start as it still got very hot this year! everything else was great though!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 19.10.2015
“Hi, Thank you for the feedback. will see what we can do to prevent the jelly legs next time ”

10.0 Great race organisation, well done again! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Amazing organization, keep it up Tariq Salameh · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Enjoyable race Hamad Hassani · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great Run! Great Cause! Great Family Event! Joseph Khater · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“This was a very well organised event, with lots of sponsor provided items to engage every one. The route marshals & water station staff were excellent as usual. Goody bag, medal, shirt, breakfast, free photo download...all included, well done Striders keep it up! One suggestion it would be nice to start a bit earlier like 6.30am in order to finish the race before the sun rises & the temperature gets warmer. Great way to start the season with a run for a great cause raising funds of 51,200Dhs!”

5.6 Starting point was too narrow. Faisal Azhar · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Starting point needs to be wider and there should be more space for warm up. Warm needs to start at least 30 mins before. It started too late”

9.1 I loved all of it..! Arlene Kupisz · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“All the volunteers and organisers did a great job...well done and thank you!!”

5.4 Good event, not perfect weather · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Good organized ”

10.0 Enjoyed Nissar Jamadar · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Keep up the good work”

9.2 Excellent event Annika McLachlan · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed it”

10.0 My first 5k and it was wonderful Rayees Mohammed · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Couch 2 5 k and i won the fastest 5k in my organization, i am really happy and looking forward to participate more of these.”

10.0 Well organised, great giveaways Kelly Wilson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent organization of the track, water stations and support. Cool giveaways. A bit hot in some parts of the track where there was no shade, but can't do much about that - just run faster through those parts! All in all, a great event!”

10.0 Amazing event, great organisation and loads of fun Oliver Guest · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Can't wait until next year!”

10.0 Great morning run · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great morning run, well organised with great sponsors and give aways.”

10.0 Excellent, and motivated Ygnacio Nunez · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.7 A great run in the center of Abu Dhabi Michael Simond · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.7 Awesome event Eslam Ramadan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent organization - great cause great day! Nicholas Dimmitt · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Amazing · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Big thanks to abu dhabi striders for organising this event ”

9.7 Well organised fun event. · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“A well organised fun event with lots of things going on pre-run however, as this run seems to be getting bigger every time I attend I think a few more snack stalls and running equipment stalls along with a warm up area utilising bikes would be good. The Zumba idea was great by the way. Great event, well done. ”

9.1 Good · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Good”

9.3 Support Stations David Steddum · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“All was Great, the only suggestion I have is, there should have been more water stations.”

10.0 Great event for a good cause and awareness. Michael Magaogao · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Great race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Is it possible that the race could start earlier while its still cooler and if possible can the runners get other refreshments like energade, coke etc at water points. Overall i enjoyed the race.It was well organised. ”

9.6 Everything was nice for me · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Great organisation · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Great start to the racing season! Nearida Clark · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“The organising team have certainly set the bar high for the first major event of the season. Brilliant turn out, loads of goodies, better starting area and above all- a real community event. The improvements made from the organising team have been well done and certainly have been appreciated by all. Potentially for next's years October run- maybe consideration of starting slightly earlier to be out of the direct morning sun. I will continue to support these great events. Thanks! ”

10.0 Nicely done! Maham Baig · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 18.10.2015

“I loved it and i'll participate each time it happens. Very well organized, excellent staff, excellent atmosphere.. loved every bit of it..awesome event, very motivating too! If you take part once, you're guaranteed to come back! Well done to whoever was involved in it! the photographs came way sooner than i thought and excellent pictures. by the time i reached home, i already got my timing via SMS - that was really cool!”

10.0 I loved it! Andras Zekany · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 18.10.2015

“Great organization, love the new route, great that it was pushed back a week compared to last year, the pack pickup the night before was ideal, the medal looks awesome. Absolutely loved it! I wish it were a bit cheaper and a couple of freebie giveaways would be great. Love to try new things, maybe a couple of promotional stuff would be nice. Overall...great job and thanks to everyone, including the volunteers for the great experience! Everyone sign up for the Yas Half!”

9.2 Great run with very nice crowd Sara Taher · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was a great event, I loved the free massage after the run! I will definitely be back next year! :)”

10.0 Great experience for a first timer. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent Job! Marlin Coffman · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“The best Zayed 10K I have participated in over the past three years. The course was good and the event went off without a hitch. Great to have the breakfast after the run. Was given a 5k medal instead of 10k but, hey, small issue in the grand scale of life. Once again Steve and the gang have set the bar high!”

9.7 Great John Tulloch · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“If exiting could be easier after the event, that would be great. ”

10.0 I really enjoyed the day. Tks to all the staff Guglielmina Boero · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The organization has been awesome, great job!!”

10.0 Great improvement, thank you all! Jacob Bikakis · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The race was greatly improved since last year and a big thanks to the organizers, volunteers, sponsors and all the positive people that made is happen. Music Boost stations was a great "push", active and cheering volunteers, bespoke medal and a good cause to run for. Hat off, you made it!”

10.0 A great sense of occassion Christopher Collier · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“The venue is ideal for the family. well done in providing some non-event entertainment. & music on the course too! thank you marshalls”

10.0 Brilliant, well organised. · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great atmosphere on the day · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I'm not keen on multiple loops, would be good if you could make just one 10k loop, but unsure if that's possible”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 17.10.2015
“For a single loop 10K, register now for the Half Marathon and 10K run on November 20. It is a cracking out and back course on Yas ”

10.0 Fantastic event Hareesh Ramachandran · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well planned event. Perfectly done. Appreciate all organisers and sponsors. ”

6.3 Great atmosphere but expensive · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Need to cater for vegans/vegetarians - chicken sandwich and ice cream, I could not eat and banana was severally under ripe. Need to make water available before race. Too many email communications before race, it was confusing ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 17.10.2015
“Thank you for the feedback and we appreciate your comments. Hopefully if you consider we passed AED51,200 to Al Jalila Foundation as the donation this will make you feel better about the price. Sorry to hear you couldn't find the amble water that was readily available before the race. ”

9.4 GREAT EVENT · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fantastic and fun event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well orgnized event. Many thanks gose to all the sponsers, orgnizers and runners. The music, and pre-race warm up was motivating. Run course, Give aways and breakfest were all nice. Overall i'm happy and glad that I participated and hope to join next year. Again thank you guys and great job ”

8.9 Excellently organised Lauren Poole · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Was very impressed for a 5k event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was my first Premier online registered event. I am over visiting from the uk and my friend asked if I fancied going to Abu Dhabi to go for a fun run. The registration online was a little long - but that's the only thing that I can fault this for. The event itself was organised. The support was brilliant and the goodie bag/freebies were amazing. I race alot in the uk and at first I thought the event fee was a little high compared to a uk 5k fee but it was worth every penny! I Recommend it. ”

9.6 Keeps getting better! Lutfi Zakhour · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“This race has always been great, and it keeps getting bigger and better! The only small complaints I had is that it was a little longer than 10k, and the marshalling for car exits got messed up - a bunch of cars we were driving around and around. Thanks again!”

10.0 Excellent Brenton Clark · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Always a good event. There are very few events around that give medals, clothing, and breakfast. Thanks again!”

8.5 Great event! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Always a family favorite! Cecile Strydom · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Well done to the team of organizers and volunteers. It was great as always. Great morning with family and friends for a good cause. Thanks to everyone involved!!! ”

10.0 Good race to start the outdoor winter season Stephen Greenwood · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“It wasn't quite as hot as last year but still very very warm. The music boost feature at parts around the course was a welcome new addition. A special thanks for all the volunteers who were very vocal in encouraging all the runners along.”

10.0 Great experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Congrats to the organizers for putting a good event. The race route was excellent, thanks for considering my comment last year. Looking forward for the next event. ”

10.0 Just keeps getting better! Joanna Hawi · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Another fantastically organised race from Steve, Danny and their team. Each year they listen to the feedback and it gets better. Change to the course was an improvement, the vibe and giveaways great. I mean a free ice lolly on a hot day? Great idea! Music around the course a real motivator. Love the t.shirt but I would still like it to have the date of the race. Photo service was also another huge improvement on previous years. My prayers go out to all the lovely ladies who came on stage. x”

10.0 Great event, as always! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Perfect Sofoklis Theodotos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Perfect organization in all cases”

10.0 Great Opening Race for the Season! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 16.10.2015

“Great photo service and medal. Nice shirt, although it is almost identical to last year's half marathon. Overall, great value for the money. It would be nice if the event started half an hour to an hour earlier to avoid that brutal sun. Great time had!”

9.4 Nice race to start the season · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Brilliantly organised event....and a great cause Simon Putt · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Well done, guys, that was superb. We were showered with giveaways, even though this was a charity event, and the bespoke medal is a nice touch. Good event for the serious runners and the part-timers....people can get out of this event what they want. And well done for all the money raised for the important cause.”

9.7 Great Event Colin Greenwood · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“As per last year, this was a very well organised event, with lots of sponsor provided items to engage every participant. The route marshals and water station staff were excellent as usual. Two very minor grumbles: Before the start we were told to stay to the left if being overtaken, but the cyclist with the 10k leader shouted for us to go to the right, then both right & left, then left! A bit confusing. Also, my garmin hit 5k about 200m from the finish. Thanks again for a great event”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2015
“Thanks Colin, we blame Steve for his pre race brief. Course is IAAF certified and perhaps not being able to take the pure racing line may see you do the extra metres.”

8.3 No 10K medal - unacceptable · Participation 4 times I would take part again Maybe

“I was not given 10K medal because there no medal left. Completely unacceptable.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2015
“Sorry to hear that you didn't pick up medal as we have PLENTY left and din't run out. please email [email protected] and we will arrange to get one to you.”

7.7 Found it rather pricey · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“It was well organised and all but 180aed is quite expensive for the event. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2015
“Thank you for your feedback. We donated Dhs 51,200 to charity today. For participation you received a bespoke medal celebrating beats cancer awareness, a saucony shirt, sunglasses, cap, towel, draw string bag, a refreshment pack and free photo downloads. Hopefully the fact that come to Dhs50 per entry was passed to charity makes you feel better about it being rather pricey. check your email for the link for your photos”

9.2 Well organized, fun warm-up and kind staffs Jenny Mendoza · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I love that they have 2 water stops now. It was fun to wear in tutu! The pink cap, towel, bag, and shades are useful and functional. No negatives!”

10.0 Excellent race up to the usual standard Craig Jordan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
7.8 Premier Goran Zrna · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.6 Slalom between walkers · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Too much bother walkers on the course , especially on arrival. for the rest it was very good”

10.0 Fantastic start to the season Paul O'Shea · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Great event, fantastic volunteers and a new course to keep it fresh. The giveaways where really good especially the medal, great design. One suggestion (not a complaint) give all participants the same colour Pink running top, it would look so good.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2015
“Hi Paul, we would love to give everyone the same top for this event, unfortunately Saucony don't do a pink mens top. Working on a suction for next year ”

10.0 Great course variation, music stations and lollies Angus MacKinnon · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 16.10.2015

“Course change keeps the run fresh. Music stations a big bonus! Ice lollies helpful on hot days. No need for breakfast bags if pushing the hosting cost up - boxes of bananas would be fine. Keep it up!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2015
“Thanks Angus. Today we donated Dhs 51,120 to charity. We hear you and will look at alternative for future races.”

8.6 Awesome morning! Thanks for all your work. · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Brilliant Kevin Rosbotham · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Very well organised, the event ran on rails. I cannot find fault with this event, it is a fantastic morning out.”

10.0 Excellent event Emma Smart · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“The few small changes this race were great. Easier start - straight out - and rego picks up on the days before the event. Another great vibe, great organisation, etc. Cheers! ”

10.0 Great fun and very well organised. Ian Gilby · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great and organized race Hashem Al Harbi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything was great, I like it and I will participate again , thanks for all support in this event the race was really professional organized.”

10.0 It was a well organized events Ahmed Al Shamsi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great event Rajkiran Bingi · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great course. Should have started eariler Patrick Hemmaway · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great course. It would be good if this started at 6am or 6:30. Runners are just getting back into the year after the hot summer.”

7.4 Numerous cars on the route!!!!!! Kara Pelecky · Participation 3 times I would take part again Maybe

“Initially there were official cars driving the route especially during the kids race. Then there were a dozen taxis and some personal cars driving at normal roadway speeds right in the middle of the course! There were personal cars going into and parking at the skate rink in the middle of the course. And finished runners were reversing into the course in the parking lot and driving while runners and many kids were running the last kilometer of the course. ”

8.6 Fantastic event brilliantly organised no negatives Ian Miller · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“This was my seventh ZSC run. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. Race pack collection the night before was a great idea. Separating 5km adults and kids was a great idea. Massive well done to everyone involved. And I beat my time from last October!”

8.5 Well organized event Shireesh Bhide · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

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