ADCB Zayed Sports City 5 & 10K Run presented by ActiveLife 3 of 3 14/15
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56 people have rated this event.
“Everything was very well organized, I suggest to have more water stations...”
“Great race as usual, but I experienced a decline in the overall standard which can be an alarm for the next races if not taken into account:
- From the 2 water stations, the 1st was positioned few meters away from the start line.
- The 2nd station was manned with a lot of folks, which found their smartphones more interesting.
- The pre and post communications addressed wrong first names.
- Confusing distances on timing certs.
- Breakfast vouchers not honored.”
“Wrong event category in the downloaded certificate. It shows 10K instead of 5K.”
“Its a nice experience this is the first time I am participating event like this.I really happy to be a prat of this wonderful event.”
“Perfect as always. Loved the idea that we picked up the race numbers on the morning and it was so quick thanks to all the helpers. Other races could learn from this event as its so well organized and you can tell that every detail has been thought about. Only one thing. Maybe the option of a veggie sandwich in the breakfast bah instead of chicken or tuna but thats just me being spoilt! Great job guys!”
“Send the event adv to all school ”
“The event was organized very well. The only comment I have is the route near the finish line, it could have been on a straight path rather than turning left to the parking area where you could not be able to do a sprint. It was my first time to join such event and I was very happy with the experience. Looking forward to the next event.”
“As always the best run 10K race in the UAE.”
“This is a great series of runs. Again we were lucky to be able to run in almost perfect weather conditions. Organization of the run is excellent, snacks and giveaways are nice addition to the worthy charity cause of this series.”
“Well organised, friendly and competitive (if you want it to be). One to attend of the Abu Dhabi calendar.”
“Why limit them to just three (3).”
“Great atmosphere. Very well organised.”
“The event was well organized and started on time. The course is what it is - not that interesting a run, but a good way to get up early and get active. Thank you to all of the volunteers.”
“Thanks to all the organizers for another well run event. Great running conditions in a good safe venue for all the family. ”
“Great weather, great run.”
“Great event, awesome experience!”
“Although I enjoy very much participating, I am finding the start of the race very frustrating. There are those that run and those that walk. Those that walk insist on walking in line across the road. This prevents those that run from passing. Why can’t those that walk stay to the left and allow those that run to pass freely? This is a real problem at the first round-about. Presently the only way to beat this frustration is to push my way to the front before the start and that’s not much fun for anyone. I would recommend that you have marshals at the start to keep walkers to one side.”
Edited on 15.03.2015
“This race had a lot of participants, but was still seamless (it seemed to me!). Great organization, easy to get to, park, and pick up race bib/pack. Quick, simple starts for both 10k and 5k. Really fun morning! I've participated in many runs in the USA and Sweden and the couple that I've been to with the Striders and at ZSC have been really positive. Thank you!”
“Excellent organisation - started on time, clearly signed course, interesting and well shaded course”
“Once again, great organization throughout. Thanks for all!”
“Race is well run. Only recommendation is to not make last minute changes and surprise runners with new rules, such as no wearing of headphones. This has always been allowed in the past and on a closed course like ZSC there is no danger. ”
“There should be a few more people cheering on the course. It would have made the boring course a bit more lively. The 5k race was full of 'tourists', people having a chat and a laugh and it was really annoying to dodge them as a serious participant. I'd suggest seperating the courses (or racing after the 10k) or at very least the not walking on the racing line.”
“Great event, well organised (though some problems with the mail merge as I was called by three different names in three different emails). Nice event t-shirt. Very friendly.”
“Thanks Steve and the rest of the team / volunteers etc on another well organised race together with the money raised for charity that you should be extremely proud of. Personally, I knocked another minute off my course time so happy. Looking forward to the next ZSC series in October!”
“Great Event, Great Crowd!!”
“Beautiful day for a beautiful race !”
“A well oiled machine, please keep it up for next year & beyond!”
“Great event, super organization, fun and for a good cause.
“Fabulous organization by AD Striders again, even with the huge number of participants in today's race. I ran with my daughter for her first 5K race today and her words: "SO much fun!" Nice brekkie & Gu giveaway at the start - cheers. ”
“See you next season! Thanks!”
“This event has been going on long enough where they have everything down pat. I wouldn't change much. Well worth signing up!”
Some good handouts - but ran out
“Great event and Very well organised. Really enjoyed it and you got the weather right this time.
My only feedback woulD be can you make it clear to those who plan to walk to do it off the racing line especially through the tight corners at the end. I had a few in front who just stopped all of a sudden or walking 4 abreast.
Also the van that drove down the course was dangerous. This was the drivers fault. ”
“The venue was easy to find, lots of parking, great atmosphere upon arrival. Well organised race and really enjoyed the breakfast afterwards. Would definitely participate again!”
“During registration they ran out of t-shirts that was suited to my size, despite the fact that this is was a request made on the online registration process. ”