Abu Dhabi Marathon unveils new route for second edition

Runners will pass the city's major landmarks

Abu Dhabi Marathon unveils new route for second edition

The count down to the 2019 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon is on and you can already sign up for the big race.

With less than 75 days to go until runners take to the starting line, preparations are well underway.

Taking part? The good news is there are free training sessions taking place every week in the city to help you get up to speed.

Looking ahead to the big day, excitement is building as the new route for the race has been revealed.

Taking place on December 6, it will start in front of the ADNOC building before heading along to the Heritage Village.

Runners will then make their way around Marina Mall before passing Qasr Al Hosn and other city landmarks.

Getting the city ready for the race, The Energy Zone will also be open from 3pm-9pm from December 2 to 5 for runners and families to have some fun before the main event.

Need more motivation to take part? A prize fund of $388,000 (Dhs1,425,000) is up for grabs.

Aref Hamad Al Awani, general secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “The second edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon is set to be the Emirate’s biggest and best sporting event yet.

“We have changed the race route slightly to allow runners to hear the cheers of their supporters from the event village on the ADNOC South Plaza.”
Dec 6, www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com.

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