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RAK Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

Date 21 February, 2020

About RAK Half Marathon

The 10th anniversary edition of the UAE’s premier road race will be hosted this February. This is statistically the fastest half marathon in the world. Come along with the family for this warm winter international running spectacle combined along with an authentic experience of the Middle East.All events (the Half Marathon and the Team Relay Challenge) will start and finish at the same place just about opposite to the City Hotel and at the end of the Manar Mall car park next to the Carrefour sign. 

Both the Half Marathon and the Team Relay Challenge will run on the same route.This road race is generally flat throughout, providing an ideal opportunity for runner’s chasing their PB!Once again the race course will have been measured by a Grade A Measurer of AIMS (Association of International Marathons & Distance Running) which will certify it as the correct international distance. The same measurer will also be in one of the lead vehicles during the race to ensure the correctly measured course is run.

Distances

RAK Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

RAK Half Marathon Route Map

RAK Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

City Hotel

Ras Al Khaimah,ae

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

  • Manar Mall
  • The Mangrove Swamp
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Ruler's Palace
  • The Old Market

Overview

The course will start and finish at the same place just about opposite to the City Hotel and at the end of the Manar Mall car park next to the Carrefour sign and run south along Al Muntasir Road to the first crossroads where it will turn right and run along the edge of the Mangrove Swamp to the Police Officers Club (3.5km) where runners will turn right and run along and past the Sheikh Zayed Mosque along the Al Qawasim Corniche Road. The route will then turn left and head south again down Al Nahda Street (6-7km) and then left to the Al Shuhada Roundabout with a gentle curve around (8km) to bring runners on to the south side of the Mangrove Swamp Road and will continue until and turn right at the Ruler's Palace (11km) and run along Khuzam Road to the Sheikh Abdullah Bin Muhammed Al Qasimi Roundabout (with a large lamp on it) (13.5km). Runners will then run straight (over) the roundabout and continue up to the next roundabout outside RAK Hospital, again run straight (over) to the intersection of Sultan Al Kabeer Road where they will U-turn (15km) and return along the north side of Khuzam Road, past the Ruler's Palace (18km) and turn right back onto the south side of the Mangrove Road to the first crossroads where they will turn left and head back to the Finish Line with a good final sprint (we hope!).


RAK Half Marathon Trivia

The 2013 saw a race first with three men under 59 minutes, while winner Geoffrey Kipsang was two seconds off the course record. The women's race re-wrote the all-time rankings as Lucy Kabuu ran the second fastest time ever to win in 66:09 minutes and Priscah Jeptoo and Rita Jeptoo (second and third) both entered the top five all-time fastest. Demonstrating significant depth, records for the fastest women's times by finishing position were broken from second place up to eleventh place.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.