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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pick up my race bibs?
For the Zayed Sports City 10km series bib number collection is conducted on the morning of the race. Please ensure you arrive wih enough time to collect your bib prior to race start, which is generally 30-45mins before race start.

For the Half Marathon, more information can be found on our Half Marathon FAQs page.

I have purchased the Classic ChampionChip Pack along with the registration. Will that also be available at the bib collection?
Classic ChampionChips will be issued to you at the first timed event you're registered in subsequent to your purchase. For further assistance:  

 I have my own timing chip, can I use it in the race?
If your chip is a Classic ChampionChip (yellow only) you may use it in this race; please ensure your chip code is updated with your registration if required.

Do I have to be a strong runner to compete in the Abu Dhabi Striders events?
No! Our events are open to runners of all ageas and abilities. However the best way to build confidence and prepare yourself for any race is to pop along to some of our Abu Dhabi Striders weekly runs.

I have entered for the race but am now unable do it. Can I get my money back?
Once you have completed the online registration process a refund of your entry fee is not permitted. Additionally, bib numbers cannot be transferred or given away.

Will there be somewhere at the event where I can leave my bag and valuables?
There will be a bag drop area but no responsibility is taken by the organisers for lost property.

Will the course be available for me to view before the race?
There are maps of the course available on the website (start at the events page), runners are encouraged to review and where possible familiarise themselves with the course by running or even driving the course.

Can I give my race bib to someone else?
No, you can not transfer or give away your bib. Each bib is our way of identifying individual participants and this is therefore important for the safety of all competitors.

Will there be support on the course if I can't finish?
Yes, there will always be support on race day. Ambulances, medics and marshals at various location along the track will be able to assist you.

Are there water/aid stations on race days?
There will be multiple water stations at eac of our events.

Will there be distance markers on race day?
There are distance markers every 1km.

Can I run an event course before the race to practice?
We encourage you to come along and run all courses before race day.

I have young children. Are there any child care services that I can use while I am running?
There are no child care facilities available on any race day or training sessions.

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