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Register Now And Secure Your Spot For The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2021

Register Now And Secure Your Spot For The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2021

Registrations are now open for the landmark 15th edition of the popular event, which takes place on Friday 19 February 2021

18 October 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Registration for the highly anticipated Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2021 is now officially open, with runners from across the UAE and further afield invited to secure a spot at next year’s event, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, 19 February on Al Marjan Island.

The 2021 World Athletics Gold Label race will be the landmark 15th edition of the event, which has proved to be a huge success down the years as both professional and amateur athletes gather in Ras Al Khaimah to compete.

Preparations for the event are now underway, with stringent safety measures to be implemented across the board in order to safeguard participants, volunteers, guests and residents, aligned with global best practice and national federal directives. The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2021 is Bureau Veritas certified as a SafeGuard Assurance Program, a four-step methodology designed to verify, certify and promote the hygiene and cleanliness standards of customer-facing businesses, ensuring all health, safety and hygiene procedures are effectively implemented.

The 2020 event, which took place earlier this year, attracted over 5,200 entries and saw Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh break the world record by 20 seconds in the elite female race as she recorded a time of 64:31.

Those runners wishing to compete at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2021 are advised to secure a place as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment, with registrations now open via the below link:

New for next year’s event is the introduction of a Platinum Package, which is priced AED 550 and provides participants with an Elite Race Experience.

With only 100 slots available, Platinum Package runners will begin the race in a special area of the course and start ahead of other competitors, ensuring the best possible race conditions. Other benefits include a personalised elite-style bib, a free pair of Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon performance run socks and a dedicated Platinum parking spot close to the start line.

Aside from the Platinum Package, the earliest starting slot is Wave 1 at 7.30am, with the latest Wave 7 at 9am. Starting grids, consisting of no more than 400 athletes per Wave, will be marked for social distancing, with 15-minute intervals between each Wave beginning the race. Apart from the Platinum Package, which will stay open until capacity is reached (max. 100), each respective Wave will only go on sale once the previous one has sold out. Full details for each Wave, including prices and timings, can be viewed below:


AED 550

First to start

100 slots

Gold Wave 1

AED 395

Start time, 7.30am

300 slots

Gold Wave 2

AED 395

Start time, 7.45am

400 slots

Silver Wave 3

AED 350

Start time, 8am

400 slots

Silver Wave 4

AED 350

Start time, 8.15am

400 slots

Silver Wave 5

AED 350

Start time, 8.30am

400 slots

Bronze Wave 6

AED 295

Start time, 8.45am

400 slots

Bronze Wave 7

AED 295

Start time, 9am

400 slots

Official race socks, priced AED 60 plus VAT, can be purchased during registration with two sizes – UK 4-7 (EUR 36-40), UK 8-12 (EUR 42-47) – available, while participants can also get their hands on a personalised t-shirt for AED 80 plus VAT. Once ordered, each item will be delivered via courier as part of the race pack ahead of the event.

For further details, and to register, please visit the official event website –

The 2020 event attracted over 5000 runners
UAE-based athlete, Gerda Steyn, has established herself as a top performer on the international running scene
Ababel Yeshaneh from Ethiopia breaks the World Record in the 2020 event earlier this year
Elite Runners, Ababel Yeshaneh and Brigid Kosgei, take part in the 2020 event
The top three finishers in the 2020 Elite Men’s Race