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 enthusiasts and amateurs 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 ‘Mums & 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 Mums & Sons (5-12yrs) MINI Marathon
  • 13:30 Teens 5K Dash (11-17yrs)

All races will have the same start and finish points as the morning’s main race, which will allow participants to run along parts of the same course where some of the world’s best runners competed for the title and attempted to set new records earlier in the day.

The 2019 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon will continue its renowned high international standard with a focus on runners and a community ambience, offering participants the best sporting day out for the whole the family. Attendees will have access to the “Fan Village” where they can engage in various fun activities such as the sports game zone for kids, rock climbing, face painting, obstacle courses, musical performances and entertainment while enjoying a variety of food trucks serving scrumptious bites and refreshing beverages.

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