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Yas Island Weekly Run

Saturday Long Run - 5:00am (Summer Timing)

The Saturday long run starts at Yas Links Golf Club car park. Moderate paced runners looking to complete 10 to 20km will start at 05:00am with an aim to be completed for breakfast at 07:30am. However various distances and paces will support nearly all runners.

The long run is well suited to a runner training for the Half Marathon or a greater distance, and should be the staple of any running program. If you are aiming for that PB in the ZSC 10km race series held at Zayed Sports City, then running in a group over a longer distance will certainly help too.

How it works: Runners will meet at 05:00am (for approximately 20km) and depart the Yas Links Golf Club car park for a scenic run around Yas Island. The pace varies depending on time of year, temperature and participants. There are usually runners pacing from sub-10km/h (6:00 min/km) to 13km/h (4:36 min/km). If you want to run a shorter distance, why not start a little later and meet the core group for breakfast at 0730.

How to get there: The start is located at the Yas Links Golf Club and runners meet in the car park.

The Course: From Yas Links, runners have the choice of various distances to achieve their target distance. Some of these runs include the picturesque Yas Marina, Yas Beach, Ferrari World and Yas Parkland; the icons of the Abu Dhabi Striders Half Marathon. There is water available at various points on the island, however you should come prepared with your own hydration and nutrition (for the longer runs).

Breakfast: Yas Links is a Venue Partner of both Abu Dhabi Striders and the Abu Dhabi Triathlon Club, and we recommend staying for breakfast after your run. Yas Links are providing a special package for runners and triathletes with coffee, juice, fruit salad and water provided after the run for a cost of Dhs 30. We meet at 07:30am at Hickory's for the best value breakfast around! Each week we must book breakfast, so please confirm your attendance in advance with our .

First Timer? Then please and we will answer your questions and ensure we have a runner to join you for an introductory run at your pace. We have a partner for every runner!


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