Dubai Parks™ and Resorts kickstarts second edition of Duathlon series


The event returns to the destination for a second time and stands as the inaugural race in the series of four

The event is the collaborative effort of Race ME and Dubai Sports Council taking place ahead of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 

Offering diverse categories catering to participants of all fitness levels aged 8 to over 50, the event promises a memorable experience, topped off with finishers medal and a limited edition t-shirt at Chickadees restaurant within RIVERLAND™ Dubai.

Dubai, UAE: Calling all fitness enthusiasts! Dubai Parks™ and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest theme park destination, is excited to announce the kick-off of the second edition of Duathlon series on Saturday, 21 October with the inaugural race in a series of four.

In its first edition, launched in October 2022, the Duathlon series drew over 250 participants of varying fitness levels, ranging from ages eight to over 50. Welcoming all UAE residents, the event was put together by the joint efforts of Race ME and Dubai Sports Council, taking place ahead of the highly anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC). 

The Duathlon event offers participants diverse categories such as Super Sprint, Sprint Distance, Standard Distance and Teams – each featuring different running and biking distances to cater to varying fitness levels. Starting at AED 175, the challenge is open to everybody from ages eight to over 50.

The challenge unfolds on the track around Dubai Parks™ and Resorts, commencing at RIVERLAND™ Dubai from 6AM to 9:30AM. Featuring picturesque views, participants will be taken on a scenic journey through RIVERLAND™ Dubai, passing through The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula, offering awe-inspiring locations throughout the course.

To conclude the event, the prize-winning ceremony will be held at Chickadees restaurant within RIVERLAND™ Dubai, with all participants receiving a finishers medal and a limited-edition t-shirt. Those who want to fuel up after the challenging race can indulge in a rewarding breakfast at Chickadees. Additionally, race participants will enjoy complimentary parking access within Dubai Parks™ and Resorts. 

Before the race, participants can enhance their pre-race experience by visiting Baker’s Corner, which offers a delightful selection of croissants, muffins and coffee and a variety of other nourishing options to replenish energy levels.

About Dubai Parks and Resorts:

Dubai Parks and Resorts, part of Dubai Holding Entertainment, is the largest theme park destination in the Middle East. The destination comprises MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGO® themed LEGOLAND® Hotel, LAPITA™ Hotel, Autograph Collection, RIVERLAND™ Dubai and the Real Madrid themed park coming soon.

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is a Hollywood-inspired theme park with the most roller coasters in a single theme park in the Middle East, offering immersive rides and attractions based on famous Hollywood hits. 

LEGOLAND® Dubai Resort offers guests an all-encompassing LEGO® adventure. LEGOLAND Theme Park offers unique and interactive experiences for families bringing the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful environment. LEGOLAND® Water Park is the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12 years old. LEGOLAND Hotel is a 250 LEGO® fully themed rooms that can accommodate a family of five, offering kids’ dedicated services and facilities. LAPITA™, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection, is a Polynesian-themed family hotel that is part of Marriott International, where guests can stay just steps away from all four world-famous parks. 

RIVERLAND™ Dubai, the most Instagrammable location in Dubai, is a free-to-enter themed recreational hub that connects the entire destination and takes visitors on a picturesque journey through The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula, providing several Instagrammable locations and the perfect backdrop for friends and families to come together, relax and recharge. 

Neon Galaxy is a neon space themed playpark with ninja courses, slides, rope climbing, a wipe-out challenge ball pits and many space themed educational activities that will engage children’s learning while providing endless fun in a safe and stimulating environment.

The destination is located on Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 5 in Dubai, 15 minutes from Ain Dubai, ideally located between both the Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports.