Massive prize fund announced for this year's Abu Dhabi Marathon

It will be the biggest pot of race cash in the world

Massive prize fund announced for this year's Abu Dhabi Marathon

Need extra motivation to sign up for the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon?

The prize money for the returning event has been revealed and it’s huge.

A total prize fund of $388,000 will be up for grabs (approximately Dhs1,425,162) for runners taking part.

Taking the highest prize money, the first-placed male and female runners will each take home a cash prize of $100,000 (approximately Dhs367,310).

The 42.2km race was first held in the capital last year in December.

General secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Aref Hamad Al Awani said: "The prize fund announced today is one of the biggest in the world, and further confirms the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon’s position as a world-class sporting event.”

Inspired to get involved?

It's Dhs350 to take part in the full marathon, Dhs150 for the 10km race, Dhs75 for the 5km option and Dhs50 for the 2.5km fun run. Everyone that takes part will get a race shirt and medal.

You can already sign up for the race and a host of free training sessions have been launched to help get you in shape.

From Dhs50. Fri Dec 6.

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