- Medal for ‘world’s fastest half marathon’ revealed
- Bus service confirmed to transport runners from Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi
- Special bulk discount for corporates and students
- RAK half marathon to take place on 21st February 2020
The eagerly anticipated medal design for the fastest half marathon in the world – the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon – has been revealed as event organsiers, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism and Development Authority (RAKTDA), announce that over 1,000 runners have already registered for the sporting event taking place on 21st February 2020 on Al Marjan Island.
The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has commissioned four medals for the 2020 edition of the world-renowned race – one for each of the categories. Crafted in metal, each medal is engraved with the category and embossed with the individual race distance. While the Half Marathon and Relay medals boast an impressive 90mm diameter with a stylised rotating disk in the middle, the 5KM and 1KM medal designs are solid discs measuring 80mm and 70mm respectively and bear the eye-catching, iconic logo of the event. The medals are made complete with colourful, individual ribbons for each category.
On course to be the biggest ever edition of the event with a record number of participants, the family-friendly race will host a number of categories including; the half marathon, two- and four-person relay, 5km and 1km Kids Run. In particular, the relay and 5km races are perfectly suited for team building amongst school teams of teachers and students, as well as corporate teams, and friends and families alike. A special discount will be offered to group bookings to encourage teams to engage in a healthy and active challenge.
Each participant will receive a race shirt from the Half Marathon’s technical sponsor – leading Spanish sports equipment brand, Joma. Until 31st December, runners can personalise their shirts with 15 characters to wear their name, nickname, cause or running club on the reverse of their race shirt.
A bus service will also be provided for runners participating from Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi for a nominal fee of AED50, excluding VAT. Pick up locations will be announced on the website soon.
To celebrate Ras Al Khaimah recently being named the ‘Gulf Tourism Capital’ all participants are eligible for a 20% discount on some of the northern Emirate’s most enticing attractions – including Jebel Jais Flight and the Pearl Farm – when booking during the race weekend, from 20th – 22nd February 2020.*
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “The 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon is on track to be the biggest ever edition of the race and we are expecting record numbers of runners to join us. With so many incentives for runners, from a generous prize fund of AED 1,219,000, discounts on local attractions, transport to and from the event, and a variety of races to suit all abilities and fitness levels. We are looking forward to welcoming runners and spectators from all over the UAE to Al Marjan Island to experience everything Ras Al Khaimah has to offer.”
The 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon is supported by its Primary Sponsors, including Ras Al Khaimah Tourism and Development Authority (RAKTDA), Ras Al Khaimah Ports, Dubai Sports tv channel and Spanish sports brand, Joma. The Official Partner of the event is Daman National Health Insurance , while Frutia is an Official Supplier to the race.
The event will be further supported by Official Media outlets Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, Sport360, The Filipino Times and Expat Woman.
Runners can register and learn more about the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon and the community training programme at: www.therakhalfmarathon.com.
* All booked experiences must be completed within three months after the event date.