The organisers have referred to as in specialists from the UK to draft the precautionary and security protocols for the race.
The Dubai Worldwide Monetary Centre (DIFC) might be buzzing with exercise this Friday as greater than 400 runners from over 40 nations participate within the 2020 Mai Dubai Metropolis Half Marathon, the primary mass-running occasion to be staged in Dubai and the UAE for the reason that begin of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This yr’s occasion will see individuals participate in three completely different classes – 5km, 10km and 21km – with all three classes beginning and ending in entrance of the Gate Constructing in DIFC.
The brand new and improved route for this yr’s run will take individuals on a 5km loop by means of the guts of DIFC, offering runners with breathtaking views of such spectacular sights as the enduring Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers, and the glittering Museum of the Future.
Being organised beneath the auspices of Dubai Sports activities Council and supported by the Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the occasion may even function a spread of revolutionary measures to make sure the security of all individuals. The organisers have referred to as in specialists from the UK to draft the precautionary and security protocols for the race.
The inaugural occasion in 2019 noticed greater than 2,500 individuals participate.
Steven Matthijs of Promoseven Sports activities Advertising, the organisers of the race, mentioned: “The security of runners, employees and contractors is our high precedence and we’re working intently with related companions and Authorities our bodies, together with the Dubai Sports activities Council and Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Disaster and Catastrophe Administration, in addition to taking greatest follow from related occasions held world wide to make sure that all mandatory procedures are in place.
“We’re assured that the 2020 Mai Dubai Metropolis Half Marathon might be enjoyable and difficult for all runners whereas adhering to all social distancing parameters.”
A number of the newest measures which might be launched as a part of the race expertise to make sure the wellbeing of all individuals are: Drive-through race pack assortment to scale back individuals contact factors; contactless temperature checks for all individuals earlier than and after the race; automated no-touch sanitisation and water distribution on the course; enhanced sterilisation and cleansing regimes in key areas; and staggered race begin occasions to make sure protected administration of runners.