Zayed Sports City Pink 5K & 10K Run 2016
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115 people have rated this event.
“The photo taken in the event was not for us in the email, the photos should be also available on the website under the personal login with a contact person/email to report any issues related to it.”
“Provide porta toilet and showers.. results information once crossing finish line trhough sms..
very well organize. thanks abu dhabi striders and gulf multi sports and most specially sponsors and fellow runners..
“- Spirit of the event was great! Loved body assessment & banana shake
- The organization of the finish line was confusing. The marshals waiting at the end were not visible enough. When I went back to get water & the medal, they had run out of 10k medals.
- A lady at registration was rude! Gave us a lecture for being late.
- Sound quality was poor. Couldn't understand most of the announcements.
- It's almost impossible to email PremierTiming nor PremierOnline. Finally sent a message on facebk”
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“Was exciting to see all the pink! Great ambience, good giveaways, unfortunately one of the many who haven't received the medal. One suggestion, keep the medal stand in a closed off/barricaded area with handing out of medals only after ticking the bib number (as was done with the smoothies). I have seen this at many events and ensures all registered participants get their medals. It could have been kept along the breakfast counter, that would have also ensured a smoother finish for the runners. ”
“Great communication before the race, collection of race packs was well planned, adequate support stations during the race, lots of giveaways to raise awareness about breast cancer. Will definitely participate in the next race.”
“No first aid station
Officials unable to direct one to a first aid station
Out of medals and cups
Only a few route markers. The path not clear km markers mostly missing”
“You need to give gatorade or some type of electrolyte, just giving water with the humidity is not good. ”
“By the time i finished the medal got over.”
“Not enough of the money went to charity. No idea where else the money went as there wasn't much more than a normal event and it was well sponsored. Event giveaways were of poor quality and unnecessary. Special drinks cups were only offered to ladies. Also unnecessary. Overall was a great morning and very impressed with the organisation and marshaling.”
“When we registered they ran out of t-shirts, when we crossed the finish line they ran out of medals. The only thing we were able to receive was a cup with the banana smoothie (which was awesome). We paid ENTIRELY too much money (180each) not to be supplied with what we should have. Please send our tshirts (female XL and male XL) as well as our medals to the following address: Shaib Al Ashkar, Al Ain, UAE (971552639798 mobile #)”
“Generally well organised and a good event! There was just a bit of chaos at the end of the race when medals were handed out to people that did not compete and then competitors got nothing. Also, the unsplit finish makes it difficult for the fast 5km runners to finish in a good time as it was all mixed up. But I had a lot of fun, thank you!”
“While it is still hot/humid in October why not start 30 min earlier ?”
“Enjoyed this event once again! Was very hot so perhaps an earlier starting time next year. Great photo service and SMS shortly after the race with my time! Fantastic! Didnt know about the breakfast...will keep an eye out for it next time!”
“Its my first timed event so no basis for comparism. In General it was ok. I guess areas to be improved included preparation for shirt size changes. and the media photographers should not be biased. I guessed every one paid same fee so should be given equal treatment irrespective of colour.”
“The event was well organized, everything went well with no troubles or accidents. Thank you for your efforts.”
“This was a well organized event. Thank you to all”
“Good race but it was a bit hot--perhaps start at 6:30? ”
“Again, this was a well organized, very fun, motivating morning! Thank you to the race organizers and volunteers!!! My only suggestion would be to possibly change the medal up a little bit from last year's (though, it is still a great medal).”
“Loved the coconut water. A 10k route would be nice without double looping. Would be nice for the medal to change (same one as last previous years). Too many emails pre-race. The races are a great community event but why are they so expensive?”
“I Would suggest that in future we should have started much earlier it was too warm by the time we got to the 3k mark i was ready to go home...”
“Overall great event but would like more signage to the collection point/start, once in Zayed Sport City. I had never been and came in from the hospital side so took me a while to find it. Even security didn't really know where to go. So a few more road signs to point where to go would be great. Otherwise a fabulous event, loved every moment.”
“I would suggest supplying healthier alternatives after the race not muffins and croissants.. An energy bar and banana would be much better and in line with the aim of healthy living and exercising..”
“...well planned, and executed, a little cramped at start and finish, but otherwise a good early burner to start the season. ”
“A great event that bought all sorts of people together. The course was well marked and good to run on. The finish was a little confined and ended up with people jostling to get a bottle of water let alone anything else! Well organised and for a great cause.”
“Very well organize, just one thing water points water are warm if you can froze it will be cooler maybe but other than that well dine”
“The rate was abit high, not everyone got a medal, too crowded at the finish line where people are giving their chips back but not giving runners enough time to cool down before they completely stop.
Event atmosphere was amazing ”
“Please start this event earlier as it was sooo hot . October starts should be 6am ! ”
“Fell on both knees tripping over a step after 8km water station. The step was few hundred meters after the water station and I would suggest future event to move the water station to be after the step for safety reason. Could not find a first aid station after the event too. Also was not provided with medal as it ran out. Friend who recommends mentioned last year event was better. Still happy to participate for a good cause afterall.”
“The first few hundred meters of the the course was very narrow and difficult for faster running to get around slower runners. This was particularly frustrating at the start of the 10K.”
“This was a very well organized event. 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! Nice touch of free smoothie for the ladies. One suggestion would be to review the photo service tagging of the bib number, I believe there are a lot of mismatches at times. Great way to start the season with a run for a great cause raising funds of 47,291Dhs! Thanks to all the volunteers!”
“It would be good to have more rubbish bins at a longer distance behind the support stations to avoid throwing away half full bottles.”
“The pre-event communication was clear and concise. The overall event was extremely well-organized.
There are no complaints about the organization, the event, the course, participants, or volunteers.
Suggestions: the finish area was very congested - perhaps have separate areas for chip removal, water delivery, fruit stand, and medals. A more organized Finish might have prevented non-registered participants from obtaining medals, which resulted in the event running out of medals for runners.”
“The run/event itself was great but was hard to find in the morning if you came from the other side of Zayed Sports City. At 6am, there were few volunteers showing the way to the tennis center. Directions were not clear. Many volunteers at the registration, maybe they should have been out helping with directions. Event started at 7:05, just as the sun came up, a 6:30 start would have been less hot. ”
“Great community spirit, good refreshments, a fun morning.”
“Thanks for another enjoyable event. The course is not the most exciting (around the parking lot and grounds of Zayed Sports City), but the organizers did a great job of creating festive atmosphere. Loved all the pink! Thank you to all the enthusiastic volunteers.”
“But why haven't I received photos link yet? :(”
“Always a well run event, and well attended to support breast cancer research.”
“Great event, great atmosphere and a great cause. Shout out to the fantastic volunteers and the cheer leaders! One small thing -no t-shirt at race pack collection on Thursday evening but it was there on Friday! Also it would be nice if the water on the course wasn't so hot. Thanks to everyone involved, see you next time.”
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“Really a great event.. hope there's more to come.. well done for those people who organized this occasion..”
“Great event as always! can we push this one week later next year so that it is not that humid?
“A big thank you to all the volunteers and organisers for organising such an amazing event. Running for a great cause is always a great feeling. Can't wait for the next ZSC 10K!”
“Registration easy, location OK... would recommend organizers label where Gate 12 and 16 are on the maps in future so that folks know where to enter for parking. Pre-race organization good, and marshalling/water was fine. The race exit was quite small and very congested... would recommend putting water/fruit/medal station a bit farther in or opening the gap more. Other than these minor issues, was a great event.”
“First time... but An awesome experience..!!”
“Not enough medals towards end of race”
“Recognition is good - for all ages and so is incentive. How about a 'Most Improved' in each category??”
“There should be on line down load pictures with can be limited time. If possible”
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“I complained about not receiving finisher's medal in last year's ZSC run. I heard about some who were not able to receive their medal in this event. I think some people are taking 10km medals for themselves. It could be 5km finishers or some volunteers. This is so disgusting and annoying!”
“Parking marshalls kept directing late arrivers to lots that were already full. Once a lot is filled drivers should have been guided to other lots.
Last year late finishers in the 10k run were given 5k medals. This year medals just ran out.”
“The photo service could be better. Haven't received any message so far that pictures are availbale for download. Only my daughter could see one on Premier Sports Photo and my husband has two for download. In the past we could like on Facebook and directly saw the pics after the race.”
“Thanks to all the marshals and volunteers at the supportbstations. And thanks to whoever spent time and effort preparing for this event. I've joined it in the past, and I will join it in the future.”
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“Thanks, a very enjoyable morning, unfortunately received the wrong size T-shirt at collection, tried to exchange the right size this morning, told me they still didn't have my size. Otherwise, an enjoyable race for a good cause. ”
“Very well organized, water was available, although i wish there were more trash bins to through the empty bottles..I understand you will send us the medals in few weeks, but that was hard to explain and convince the kids!”
“Although they've missed my BIB still remarkable experience...”
“Everything about this race was well organized. I was really impressed with the nice shirts, hats, snacks and other items passed out to all the runners. I hope to run this again and beat my current time.
Thank you to all the organizers and sponsors!”
“There was a problem with the shirts at pick up day but the rest of the experience was good.
I will participate again.
All the things you get: shirt; medal; food; smoothie; hat; bag; makes the amount of money worth it. If it wasn't for these things, it would have been to expensive.”
“No T-shirts available at registration on Thursday
I donated my medal to a late finisher...
Start Finish Area too crowded
No atmosphere on the circuit
“I registered with 3 of my friends for 10k and we are very happy because the event was very organized. We will definitely join again. Congrats to all organizers. Good job. ”
“Great setting and nice easy course. See you next year”
“Flat asphalt course runs around the various parts of Zayed Sports City with a mix of trees and turns. Towards the end (around 8pm) it can become hot.
Pre-race pack collection directions could be better (there are several "ticket offices" in ZSC)”
“I'm not usually a fan of multi-lap events (10k is two laps of the 5k course). BUT this course is interesting enough that you don't really notice the whole lap thing.
Support stations were great, with bottles of water handed out rather then the crappy cup things.
The ONLY disappointment for me was the lack of medals at the end.
It's my last running season in the UAE, so I'm all about the medals to add to my international event collection.
I understand we'll get them, but...”
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“Thank you to all the volunteers.
Disappointed that the medals ran out. Supposedly the medal box went missing.
I return home to Oman today.
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“They run out of medals and i wasn't able get mine.”
“Organisation was good...enjoyed the course...officials were encouraging .had wrong size shirt hen didn't get medal the end. Loved the smoothie. ”
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“Great event has grown in runners & marketing to raise awareness :-)
Finished within event time but run out of medal/winner's pack (arguably those who take longest achieve the most/would cherish medal more), queued for 10 mins for food bag of a muffin and croissant (not what I'd eat after a run?) and when I reached for the welcome drink ... was told it was just for ladies!
Having paid full amount, would have appreciated receiving full package as my daughters always wait for the goodie bag :-(”
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“Good organized; great job for the organization.”
“A faultless organisation for a fun and worthy event. ”
“Nice light heart event, decent organisation ”