Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon A RecordBreaking Run

Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon: A Record-Breaking Run

2 Min | 20 January 2024
  • Introducing the most exhilarating and unique half marathon event ever witnessed in Dubai – the BURJ2BURJ

Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2024: Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa, and Türkiye) region, is delighted to unveil the inaugural Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon, a groundbreaking three-day event that starts on Friday, 19 January 2024 and culminates in the half marathon event on Sunday, 21 January 2024, starting at 6:00 AM. The race will commence at Burj Al Arab, wind through the heart of Dubai, and culminates at the iconic Burj Khalifa.

This dynamic half marathon, meticulously designed by and for runners, will cover a distance of 21.1 kilometres and promises to provide thrills for participants and spectators alike. The route has been selected to provide runners with a high-speed course and three-hour maximum finishing time, a combination which looks set to attract national and international athletes’ intent on claiming a win with this inaugural race. The event also caters for young runners and teams, with a kid’s mini marathon taking place on Saturday, 20 January 2024 and also the inaugural BURJ2BURJ relay race.

Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon: A Record-Breaking Run

The Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon will also feature a race village at Burj Park from 19 to 21 January 2024, where participants can collect their race bibs as well as exploring fitness products and enjoying a festive atmosphere with live music, fitness classes and food and beverage outlets. Spectators are welcome to join in the fun and watch the race from specially designed fan cheering zones across the route.

Moadh Bukhash, Chief Marketing Officer at Emirates NBD said, "As the official title partner of the Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon, Emirates NBD is delighted to support this iconic event celebrating the spirit of Dubai through health, achievement, and community. Whether you are a seasoned half marathoner or a first-time participant, the Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Marathon looks set to become one of the most anticipated events in the racing calendar with one of the most scenic routes through the city. We believe in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, and this marathon aligns with our commitment to fostering well-being and sustainability in the communities we serve."

Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon: A Record-Breaking Run

Beyond the thrill of the race, the Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon underlines Emirates NBD’s commitment to sustainability, closely aligning with the UAE's vision. The event aims to be a net-zero occasion by 2025, building on the success the UAE’s successful hosting and presidency of COP28 in 2023. The organisers prioritise providing high-quality, engaging experiences while contributing to a more sustainable sporting landscape.

Registration remains open, welcoming participants from various backgrounds. Every finisher will receive a commemorative medal, with trophies awarded for the fastest general times (men and women) and the fastest Emirati male and female runners.

Join us for a weekend that promises not just a race but an experience, a celebration of health, achievement and the vibrant spirit of Dubai. Register now at www.burj2burj.com.

Emirates NBD BURJ2BURJ Half Marathon: A Record-Breaking Run

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