DXB Snow Run is returning to Ski Dubai for a second year

The event will feature a new five-kilometre race, in addition to a three-kilometre run

Runners compete in the DXB Snow Run at Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates. Photo: DXB Snow Run
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Registration is now open for the second DXB Snow Run. The event will once again take place on the slopes of Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates on September 17.

This year’s event will include a new five-kilometre race, which will be five laps around a course, in addition to the original 3km run of three laps that was part of 2020's race. It is open to men and women over the age of 16.

The inaugural DXB Snow Run took place in August 2020, with more than 46 nationalities competing in the event. The UAE’s Buti Al Nuaimi and Germany’s Pia Hansske won the men’s and women’s 3km races with the fastest times, respectively.

The 3km race had competitors navigating laps around Ski Dubai in -4°C temperatures while becoming a part of history, as the event was the first of its kind to take place in a desert in the summer.

To create a comfortable and safe experience, the venue will follow UAE government health and safety guidelines. Competitors must wear face masks at all times in the mall, but can lower them while running.

The second DXB Snow Run is being organised by Dubai Sports Council under the plan to popularise snow sports in the emirate, in co-operation with Ski Dubai. It is also working towards the goal of creating a diverse sports environment in the Dubai community.

Under this framework, Ski Dubai has hosted a number of events recently, including the world’s first indoor Red Bull Jump and Freeze on July 9.

There are also more than 10 events scheduled to take place at the venue, including national and international tournaments such as the UAE Alpine Ski Championship, UAE National Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Championship and the 12th Ice Warrior Challenge.

Tickets start at Dh169 and can be purchased here

Updated: September 02, 2021, 4:25 AM