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The start and finish for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2013 will be in Downtown Dubai adjacent to the Burj Khalifa. The starts for the Marathon, 10km Road Race and 3km Fun Run will be from the same start gantry location just up from the Burj Khalifa outside the Pavilion. The finish area for the Marathon, 10km Road Race and 3km Fun Run will be through the same finish gantry location on the opposite side of the road from the start gantry.
Marathon – 7:00 am.
10km Road Race – 7:15 am.
3 km Fun Run – 10:30 am.
All participants are advised NOT to attempt to park in the Downtown Dubai area. There will be extensive road closures in place in Downtown Dubai and surrounding areas. If you do drive to the immediate Downtown Dubai area you do so at your own risk as this will create extensive traffic congestion and delays in getting to the start.
If you are travelling by car plan your trip. Avoid parking in the immediate area of Downtown Dubai. There are many accessible areas to park around Sheikh Zayed Road coming from Abu Dhabi and from the Bur Dubai direction. The two walkways across Sheikh Zayed Road at the Business Bay Metro Station and the Dubai Mall Metro Station will be open on the morning of the race providing the opportunity for participants and spectators to park on the Safa Park side of Sheikh Zayed Road with direct access to the back of the start and to the Burj Park.
Select an area that is familiar to you and give yourself plenty of time to walk the remaining distance to the back of the start heading up from the Burj Khalifa and Armani Hotel entrance.
There will be a taxi drop off and collection point at the Dubai Mall. If possible book your taxi in advance to avoid delays in getting to the start. Extra taxis will be available throughout the morning and afternoon.
Please come early to avoid any rush or delays.
Run Numbers must be collected on the following dates at the:
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Tuesday 22nd – 10.00am to 7.00pm
Wednesday 23th – 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday 24th – 10:00am to 5:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is advised to collect their own run number in person and provide proof of identity.
If you are having difficulty collecting your own run number we are allowing you to designate another person to collect on your behalf. In order to do this the person collecting on your behalf must have a printout of the final confirmation letter you will receive by e-mail on January 18th. They must have proof of their identity in order to do this.
Marathon – All marathon participants will receive an Adidas Climacool official race t/shirt, a finishers medal and downloadable finishers certificate.
10km Road Race – All 10km participants will receive an Adidas Climacool official race t/shirt, a finishers medal and downloadable finishers certificate.
3km Fun Run - All 3km participants will receive an Adidas Climacool official race t/shirt, a finishers medal and downloadable participants certificate.
The temperature will be approximately 10-15 degrees Celcius at the start.
The race will be timed using the ”MikaTag” electronic timing system. Chips/Tags will be attached to the race bib number you will receive in your race pack. Do not remove this tag from your bib number. No Tag attached. No Time.
Marathon - Water Stations will be provided every 2.5km from 5km to 40km and at the finish.
10km Road Race - Water Stations will be provided at the 5km point and at the finish.
3km Fun Run - Water will be provided at the finish.
Marathon - Full bottles of Isotonic will be available at 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km and at the finish.
Sponges will be provided after the following stations on the Marathon route: 5km,10km,15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km and 40km.
Toilets will be provided after the following stations on the Marathon route: 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and at the finish.
An Ambulance and medical station will be available approximately 200 metres after each main drink station on the Marathon route at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and at the finish.
Baggage tents will be available near the start and finish area in Downtown Dubai near the Burj Khalifa past the Armani Hotel entrance.
Please use the baggage bag provided to you when you collect your race pack and make sure that the sticker you received with your run number is placed on your baggage bag. Only the baggage bag provided to you will be accepted at the baggage tents.
Live bands and DJs will be present at the Marathon Village on the Burj Park throughout the day to entertain the participants and spectators. Food and Beverage facilities will be available and toilet facilities will be placed in the surrounding area of the Park.