First Dubai Festival City Road Race on April 4th

April 2, 2014 11:53 am

The inaugural Dubai Festival City Road Race will be held on 4th April 2014 and the organisers are inviting UAE residents for a fun-filled day full of running action, entertainment and prizes for adults and children alike.

Participants in the Road Race together with their friends and family members will gather at the Race Village located outside the Toys R Us court at Dubai Festival City Mall, where registrations will take place.

The event will kick off at 8:00am with the 10km race followed by the 3km race at 8:30am. Over a thousand people have already registered and organisers expect some 3,000 runners to line up at the starting point for the two races.

“The Dubai Festival City Road Race aspires to become a signature running event in Dubai’s annual events calendar and is part of Dubai Festival City and Al Futtaim’s on-going efforts to create meaningful and interactive engagement with members of the UAE’s community. We invite everyone to join us and enjoy a day out with their friends and families. The Road Race promotes the need to be active and exercise regularly in order to stay fit and lead a healthy lifestyle,” said Fadi Hammadeh, Group General Counsel, Al-Futtaim and member of the Race Organization Team.

Runners and their guests will have the opportunity to participate in warm-up and zumba sessions courtesy of Al Areesh Club, Dubai Festival City’s community centre.

Non-race participants will be kept entertained throughout the event with music and dance performances from Deira International School, while children will spend time at the Chill Zone equipped with a bouncing castle and manned by face-painting artists. Everyone will have the chance to enter in a raffle draw to win many exciting prizes.

For further information, please contact:

Lizelle Fitoussi
General Manager – Marketing
Dubai Festival City
Tel: +971 4 425 4921
Fax: +971 4 425 4949

Ayad Nahas
Public Relations Manager
GMASCO – An Al-Futtaim Group Company
Tel: +971 4 208 5853
Fax: +971 4 256 5584