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Empowering Women: The Dubai Women’s Run 2023 Edition

Empowering Women: The Dubai Women's Run 2023 Edition

Join the Dubai Women’s Run 2023 for a day of fitness, empowerment, and sustainability at Dubai Festival City on Nov 5th!

The Dubai Women’s Run, the largest female sports event in the region, is back for its 10th edition on November 5th at Dubai Festival City. Organized by Plan b Group, in collaboration with the UAE Athletic Federation and Dubai Sports Council, this run is more than just a race; it’s a celebration of female health and wellbeing. This year, the event goes beyond the track by championing sustainability with solar and human power, reusable materials, and an eco-conscious approach. Let’s dive into the details of this exciting event.

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri Flags Off

A Distinguished Flag-Off

The 10th edition of the Dubai Women’s Run will be flagged off by Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. She will be joined by representatives from the UAE Athletic Federation and Dubai Sports Council.

Stride Towards Sustainability

A Sustainable Approach

In line with this year’s sustainability theme, the event aims to minimize its ecological footprint. The Dubai Women’s Run Village and main stage will be powered by solar and human-generated energy. Additionally, all race day materials, including t-shirts, bags, and route maps, are reusable and eco-friendly. Eco-solvent ink and recycled paper are used, with key messaging promoting sustainability on-site.

Race Categories and Cash Prizes

Run for Glory

Participants can choose from three categories: 3km, 5km, and 10km. The top three winners in the 5km and 10km categories will receive cash prizes. For the 10km run, the first prize is 5,000 AED, the second place takes 3,000 AED, and the third place receives 2,000 AED. In the 5km category, winners can expect 3,000 AED, 2,000 AED, and 1,000 AED for the top three, respectively.

Friends of Cancer Patients [FoCP] and Pink Caravan

Community Health Initiatives

DWR’23 Awareness Partners, Friends of Cancer Patients [FoCP], will be present on the event day with the Pink Caravan Medical Mobile Clinic. They offer free screenings and expert advice, emphasizing the importance of early detection in saving lives.

Empowering Women Through Sports

A Platform for Female Empowerment

The Dubai Sports Council plays a pivotal role in empowering women in sports. The Dubai Women’s Run exemplifies their commitment to providing opportunities for women of all nationalities and ages to engage in various sports and physical activities. It’s a collaboration between national sports institutions, the private sector, and the community.

Supporting UAE Athletics Federation

Boosting National Talent

Major General Dr. Muhammad Al-Murr, President of the UAE Athletics Federation, highlights the significance of women’s participation in sports and their role in representing the UAE in international forums. This event serves as a platform to empower and serve national goals.

Dubai Women’s Run: More Than an Event

A Commitment to Society

Dr. Harmeek Singh, Race Chairman of Dubai Women’s Run and Founder & Chairman of Plan b Group, emphasizes the event’s commitment to society. It’s not just an event; it’s an emotion and an equal platform for women from all walks of life. It acknowledges the unsung SHEroes through campaigns like “Real Women of Dubai” and “#Yes2her.”

Dubai Festival City: A Supporting Venue Partner

Celebrating Life at Dubai Festival City

Dubai Festival City joins hands as the venue partner for this season’s Dubai Women’s Run. The location is all about celebrating life and supporting events that unite women for a run filled with energy, positivity, and fun.

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Ambassadors and Special Olympics Squad

Community Leaders and Special Participants

The event features special ambassadors, including DWR’s “10 Women of Substance for Today” and “5 Women of Substance for Tomorrow,” who support the mission. Community Ambassadors, leaders in their communities, encourage teams to participate. The event also hosts a Special Olympics Squad with members from various regions.

Patrons and Partners

Supporting the Cause

UformFitness serves as the fitness partner, Zulekha Hospital as the medical partner, and Lovin Dubai as the media partner, all contributing to the success of the Dubai Women’s Run 2023.


The Dubai Women’s Run 2023 is not just a race; it’s a celebration of female health, empowerment, and sustainability. With a commitment to reducing its ecological footprint, supporting cancer awareness, and empowering women, this event is more than an athletic competition—it’s a movement. Join us on November 5th at Dubai Festival City to be a part of this inspiring journey.

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