ADCB Zayed Sports City 5 and 10k run presented by Daman’s Activelife returns for a 7th year

Abu Dhabi (January 19, 2018) – Today saw hundreds of energetic runners of all ages and abilities take part in the popular 5 & 10K Run within the closed roads of Zayed Sports City. Sponsored by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and Daman’s Activelife, the event is organised by Gulf Multi Sport and the Abu Dhabi Striders running group.

Enjoying the beautiful winter weather in Abu Dhabi, a total of 574 runners from all over the world joined together to kick-start Race 2 of the ADCB Zayed Sports City 5 & 10K run series. This fantastic run serves as a key race to all participants; many runners use this race as a competitive hit out, leading into the Dubai Marathon on 26 January, while others take part to kick start a year of fitness and health as part of their new years resolution. The 10km course is a two lap (5km is single lap) run throughout Zayed Sports City and is clearly marked and marshalled.

A big congratulations to the Open 5K winner Ismail Ssenyanga in a time of 15:07 and Junior 5K winner Lukas-Sebastian Ellis in a time of 18:39. The 10K Open win went to Brahim Sliman, from the UAE, in a time of 32:21, with the female 10K win going to Gerda Steyn, from South Africa, in a time of 35:38.

Steve Watson, Managing Partner of Gulf Multi Sport, says: “We always look forward to this fun event. It’s an opportunity for the whole family to get involved, to celebrate health and fitness in Abu Dhabi. And what a wonderful time of the year to be running. We are so happy with the amazing turn out this year and the diversity of so many nationalities and ages taking part in this popular race. Well done to everyone who entered!

We are also excited to announce that for the first time in Gulf Multi Sport history, runners are now able to download pictures of themselves during the run for free from The pictures are linked to the individual bib numbers, making the process efficient, easy to find and share, and a great overall memory for the whole family. “

Gulf Multi Sport acknowledges and warmly thanks the following companies for their support in hosting the Zayed Sports City 5K & 10K run – ADCB, Daman’s Activelife, Zayed Sports City, Al Ain Water, Bird & Bird, and National Ambulance.

Registrations for race 3 of the series, on Friday 9 March, are now open!

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