The fourth edition of this well-received annual run, taking place bright and early this Friday, November 8, will feature tons of inspiring female striders for you to take a page from and get up and running yourself.
Welcome to the Dubai Women's Run volunteer recruitment and registration page. Here you will find out about the roles and responsibilities required for our event on Friday November 8th, 2013.
The volunteers are a crucial element to the success of the day and the event could not go ahead without your support, so please take a look at our new interactive website and register your place to be a key part of a fantastic team of supporters. We would strongly recommend that, before clicking on "Register Here", you click through the tabs on this page to familiarise yourself with the options available.
We are recruiting 150 support staff – because the event will be even Bigger and Better than our inaugural race so be under no illusion – we need you!
The majority of the roles are stewarding but other "Specific Roles" include:
Pre- Race day Activities:
Goody bag Stuffing and Registration Staff/Race Kit pick up
- Baggage Check
- Water stations
- Winning Circle Corral Monitor
- Finish Area Village Staff
- Registration Staff/Race Kit pick up
- Course Marshals
- Stage Managers
- Start/Finish Line
- Parking attendants
You'll be outfitted out in Run attire. There will be a full training session taking place in October to bring you up to speed about the day and what is expected of you. We are planning great post race activities and hope we can encourage you to become a part of the Dubai Women's Run's history making and our sporting legacy as the Run grows.
So – If you would like to feel like you are doing something great and feel connected within the Dubai Women's Run community then please register
If the role that you want is not available or you would like to speak to a member of the Dubai Women's Run team please email:email@example.com
Registered for the 10k/5k on November 8, 2013.Start your fundraising page and to start fundraising today.
Welcome to the fundraising site for the 2013 Dubai Women's Run 5K and 10K!
Please see attached and help to raise funds for an Organization of your choice.
RUN FOR YOUR CHARITY
Run for a cause. Do your bit for charity and run for a reason!
Deciding which charity to run for in a race
Whether you are a runner with your own place in a race, or are perhaps looking to secure a spot running with a charity, there's no denying that there are many worthy charities out there – all of whom could really do with your help. Charity runners provide a significant amount of income for charities and by accepting a place you're entering into a firm commitment to raise the agreed amount of funds. It is not one to be taken lightly and it worth bearing in mind the charity will be relying on those running funds.
The benefits of running a race for charity
Though running a race can be a great way of improving your health and fitness and doing wonders for your self-confidence, running on behalf of a charity is also a hugely popular option. Running a race for charity allows you to raise important funds whilst getting a great workout. Here's our guide on running for a charity in a race. But with so many worthy charities to choose from, how do you decide which charity to run for? When deciding on the charity that you want to run for, think about the points below – each of which will help you get closer to making this all important running decision.
- Think about whether you have any real affinity with a particular charity or whether you know much about their work.
- Consider a cause that is close to your heart – it may be that you have personal or family reasons why you should run for a particular charity.
- Maybe you know someone that is already running for a charity and you would like to team up together on race day.
- Consider what you believe in and select a cause you feel strongly about. It will prove invaluable when you are trying to persuade people to hand over their hard-earned cash.
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Also see etiquette and Arabic phrases in Dubai.
Traveling to the Race
The Race Car Park and is no more than 100m from the Start Area.
Please follow directions within the parking lot.
Q: When are the Registration Deadlines for any of the Dubai Women's Run?
A: Online registration for the Dubai Women's Run will close November 1, 2013 12 midnight. Late Registration will be available on the day of Race packet pick up November 6th, 2pm-9pm and 7th, 9am-9pm
Q: Can I register on the day of the event for the Dubai Women's Run?
A: There will be no on-site availability to have Late Registration for the Dubai Women's Run the day of the event – please refer to Question 1 for Registration Deadlines.
Q: What if I register and then become injured or am unable to attend the race?
A: All entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable to other athletes. Requests to postpone registration due to medical conditions and military service will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Any requests received 15 days prior to event date will be considered; all other requests will be denied.
Q: Can I transfer my registration to another participant?
A: No, your registration, race bib, and timing chip are all non-transferable. For more information, please visit our event regulations and rules regarding registration, or email us.
Q: Once I have submitted my on-line registration form, can I make changes to my information?
A: Yes, your registration information can only be edited by emailing the Event Director. All requests must be emailed by the Registration Deadline dates, please refer to Question 1.
Q: How do I know that my registration has been processed and I am entered in the event?
A: For online registrations: You will be sent an email receipt and event confirmation: Please keep a copy for your records and bring to The Gloria Hotel On November 6th, 2pm-9pm and 7th, 9am-9pm to Check In and receive your race packet. Dubai women's Run does not offer mail-in registration. When registering online through www.dubaiwomensrun.com you have the option of paying with a credit card or visiting any Fitness First, Fidelity Fitness Club or Gold's Gym. If you have special registrations needs, please contact us and we'll do our very best to work with you
Q: Is it mandatory to check in and receive my race packet for the event?
A: Yes, you must bring your ID and your confirmation letter so we can check you in! YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR EVENT CONFIRMATION RECEIPT. PLEASE BRING THIS WITH YOU TO The Gloria Hotel On November 6th, 2pm-9pm and 7th, 9am-9pm!
Q: Do I receive my race packet in the mail?
A: No, race packets will not be mailed out. All participants must pick up their packets in person at the Gloria Hotel in the Registration Area. For special groups or clubs with specific needs, please contact the Registration Director. All arrangements MUST be made prior to November 1, 2013
Q: What time is race packet pick-up?
A: For the Dubai Women's Run, there will be race day packet pick-up and late registration November 6th, 2pm-9pm and 7th, 9am-9pm
Q: Where is race day check in & packet pick-up?
A: There will be no Race day check in & packet pick-up
Q: Is online registration safe?
A: The Dubai Women's Run, website and the official registration website are safe and secure.
Q: What if I still have a question regarding registration?
A: Please contact the Event Director through our event contact page, and allow 24-48 hours for a response.
Q: What happens if I get injured at the event?
A: There will be EMS on site as well as our Volunteer Team. Find an Event Staff official, volunteer, or look for the Medical Staff.
Q: Additional race course questions?
A: Most of the questions are addressed on the website but can be summed up by this statement: this is an OPEN RACE COURSE and you will have to obey ALL traffic laws, police/traffic officers, event staff/volunteers at all times – no exceptions!
If no remaining questions, perfect! Dubai Womens Run wishes you safe training and we look forward to seeing you at The Event. Remember to check the official website periodically for race and registration updates.
My Dear Ladies,
On behalf of the UAE Athletics Federation, welcome to the 4th Annual Dubai Women’s Run !
Through your incredible support of this wonderful Run for Women we have grown tremendously and you have helped make the Dubai Women’s Run the Annual Even that it is today.
The UAE Athletics Federation is proud to organize this world-class event that not only is a platform to highlight some of the UAE’s best distance running talent, but for many women it serves as the entry point to becoming healthy and active individuals.2013 will be another exciting year for the Dubai Women’s Run.
For the second time,
The Run will host both 5K and 10K Women showcasing some of the nation’s most talented and well-known distance runners.
Because of our enormous growth in participants, The Dubai Women’s Run is also thrilled to be unveiling a new venue at Meydan Race Course for 2013. We want to help inspire and motivate new runners and walkers to participate in the activity that is ingrained in so many of our lives.
While we are extremely excited for this year’s event, we can’t help but think of the tragic events that happened at the Boston Marathon this past April. Our hearts are still with the victims, and we continued to be inspired by the stories of heroism and bravery that continue to unfold from that day.
Safety has always been the top priority for the UAE Athletics Federation, and we are grateful to have had the guidance of experts in the field as we planned for this year’s event. Each year, we work closely with the Municipality, RTA, Dubai police, Emergency medical service units and other agencies to establish safety procedures and plan for emergencies of all kinds. While the tragedy in Boston has emphasized the importance of safety and security at running events around the world, we feel confident knowing that this year’s preparation is not something new, but an extension of what we’ve always done to make the event safe for our participants, volunteers and spectators as they celebrate with us.
Race day will be here before you know it, the Dubai Women’s Run will be filled with runners, joggers, walkers and lined with fans.
We hope you enjoy all the new children’s play area, the after breakfast and the post run festivities the 2013 event has to offer, We’ll see you at the start line of the Run!
Why A Women’s Run
Our mission is to offer women's running races which motivate and inspire women to come set the pace. The Run also enables women to be active, fit and involved.
For some women participating in this Run, the motivating factors are the opportunity to run in a supportive and friendly environment and to socialize with other women runners. For others, such as competitive female runners it is the opportunity to be part of the front runners instead of feeling that they are the "chase" group. An all women's race lets them experience the rush of being first across the finish line instead of being the first woman across the finish line.
Regardless of what pace you are setting or what motivates you to cross the finish line, it is the collective power of the group all supporting one another that makes the Dubai Women's Run so unique and memorable. Pick your race and come set the pace with us in 2013.
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