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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 25 February 2021

Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon postponed to 2022

Race was set to take place on February 19 at Al Marjan Island

The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has been pushed back to 2022. Victor Besa / The National
The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has been pushed back to 2022. Victor Besa / The National

The 2021 edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has been postponed to next year.

Organisers announced that the half marathon, which was set to take place on February 19 at Al Marjan Island, has been pushed back to 2022 "to protect the wellbeing of our participants, spectators and staff in light of the ever-evolving situation".

All registered participants will receive a refund. Also, as gesture of gratitude from the organisers, all UAE registered runners will receive their race pack and race medal.

"The safety of all visitors to Ras Al Khaimah remains our utmost priority and we are very grateful for the understanding and support of the event participants at this time. We hope any participants who planned to stay in Ras Al Khaimah will continue to enjoy the diverse beach, adventure and culture offer in the Emirate," a statement from the organisers read.

It was expected to be a memorable edition. Two women’s world record holders were confirmed for the 2021 race – half marathon world-record holder Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia and Kenyan Bridgid Kosgei, the world marathon record-holder and winner of the London Marathon.

Published: February 3, 2021 04:07 PM

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