Ras Al Khaimah gears up to host the 13th edition of the UAE’s premier road race “Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon” featuring a brand-new course & race venue

13 January 2019

Preparations are in full swing in the UAE’s northern Emirate as it prepares to host the 13th edition of the much anticipated “Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon” at Al Marjan Island on Friday 8th February 2019.   Professional athletes, running enthusiast and armatures will be gathering in Ras Al Khaimah to take part in the world’s fastest half marathon and experience the brand-new running route surrounded by scenic views.

In addition to the usual individual categories and relay team challenges (teams of four), the 2019 edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon will introduce a new category, the MINI marathon, aimed at families and younger runners. The MINI marathon will feature a 2.3km run for 7-12-year-old participants, and a 5K “Teens Dash” for 11-17-year olds. Furthermore, there will be a fun race created to engage the whole family, where ‘Dads & Daughters’ and ‘Moms & Sons’ can form teams of two to run the 2.3km distance together.

Event Schedule:

  • 12:00 The Junior MINI Marathon (7 – 12yrs)
  • 12:30 Dads & Daughters (5-12yrs) MINI Marathon
  • 13:00 Moms & Sons (5-12yrs) MINI Marathon
  • 13:30 Teens 5K Dash (11-17yrs)

Families can sign up and register for the MINI marathon online via:

https://www.premieronline.com/event/ras_al_khaimah_mini_marathon_2019_3910. Race Packs for the MINI Marathon must be collected from the Baggage Desk in the Race Village at the following times: Thursday 7th February from 5pm – 7pm, and Friday 8th February from 5am.

Register for the Half Marathon online via:


For more details please visit: visitrasalkhaimah.ae and rakmarathon.org



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