Dubai witnessed a spectacular display of community, solidarity and enthusiasm for life Friday morning, with the city’s artery Sheikh Zayed Road transforming for the very first time into a thumping race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019. Residents and visitors of all ages and abilities numbering 70,000 came together to make history and take part in the inaugural Dubai Run. Spearheaded by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the event featured two courses to ensure it is highly inclusive – a 5km and 10km route. The young and old, families and People of Determination from all nationalities participated in the free one-of-a-kind run for the city. Starting from the Dubai World Trade Centre, both routes saw a diverse group of runners taking to the streets surrounding some of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, The Dubai Mall and Emirates Towers.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the day marks a milestone in their mission to make Dubai the most active city in the world – together as one society. He commended the enthusiasm and energy of people and said that they are proud of how the people of Dubai – across ages, nationalities and abilities – have come together to create such an inspiring event. The Dubai Fitness Challenge is an initiative of Sheikh Hamdan.
DFC has been created to motivate the people of Dubai to boost their physical activity and commit to 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days. Running from October 18 to November 16 2019, the Challenge encompasses all forms of activity – from cycling and football, to team sports, walking and yoga, as well as wellness and healthy lifestyle. Everyone is encouraged to participate individually or together with friends, family and colleagues and enjoy new and exciting ways to improve their fitness and health levels. Participants can track their performance on the Dubai Fitness App and help make Dubai the most active, healthiest, and happiest city in the world.
Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.