Route Details

All details on these pages relate to the 2013 event and may change for 2016

 

Registration will be at the Dubai Creek Golf Club, Boardwalk car park at 7am followed by the run briefing.

The relay will start at the head of the Creek opposite the old Country Club and will pass by the Flamingo Sanctuary following the edge of the water with the first changeover point near where the canal is located.

From there the second leg follows the canal before reaching Al Jadaf Shipyard.

Leg three proceeds through the old fishing village before the first crossing at Business Bay Bridge finishing at the Honda Showroom.

It's then under Garhoud bridge, along past the golf club before the second crossing which is Maktoum Bridge.

The change is at the Dubai Law Courts.

The course then follows that of previous years although the stage numbers are advanced by one.

Change overs are at the Shindaga Tunnel (3rd crossing under the Creek) and the Chamber of Commerce.

Leg 7 heads back towards the golf club before crossing the Floating Bridge (4th crossing) then turning left before the changeover at Wonderland.

The final leg includes the 5th and final Creek crossing. Once Garhoud Bridge has been negotiated the route again follows along beside the golf club finishing in the car park at the Boardwalk.

Each stage is mapped and fully detailed in the following pages

THE TEAM NUMBERS ISSUED AT REGISTRATION ARE TO BE WORN BY ALL RUNNERS.

IN ADDITION THE NUMBERED BATON ALSO ALLOCATED AT REGISTRATION IS TO BE CARRIED ROUND THE COURSE, AND SHOWN TO MARSHALS AT EACH HANDOVER.

THE COURSE IS MARKED WITH ORANGE PAINT ON THE SAND TRACK STAGES ONLY AND WHERE IT IS NOT OBVIOUS.  THE ROUTE THROUGH TOWN IS NOT MARKED.

RUNNERS SHOULD STUDY THE MAPS BEFORE EACH STAGE.  MOST OF THE ROUTE IS STRAIGHTFORWARD.  MARSHALS WILL DIRECT RUNNERS THROUGH THE TRICKY BITS – LOOK FOR PEOPLE WAVING IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF THE ROUTE!

IF ALL ELSE FAILS, REMEMBER WE ARE RUNNING AS CLOSE TO THE CREEK AS POSSIBLE SO MAKE FOR THE WATER!

PLEASE DO NOT RUN ON ROADWAYS, USE PAVEMENTS.  DO NOT CROSS OVER THE ROADS AT THE BRIDGES, THE ROUTE IS UNDER THE BRIDGES.

PACING OR TIME CALLING FROM VEHICLES TO RUNNERS DURING STAGES IS NOT ALLOWED.

Registration and finish is at the Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Golf Club

Following the race an English breakfast will be served in QD's after which the Circle and Prize Giving will take place.

Alcohol will be available on a cash basis.