Region’s first cycle race dedicated to women on April 19

By Angel Chan

Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, member of Dubai Sports Council Board and President of Women’s Sports Committee at DSC, Khalid Al Awar, Director of the Sports Events Department at DSC, and Event Director Ruth Dickinson, at the announcement

DUBAI 14 April 2019: The Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge – the region’s first cycle race dedicated to women – will take place on April 19 inside the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

The 50km challenge, which will take place on the Al Qudra Cycling Track, has also announced its support for Al Jalila Foundation’s pediatric program Farah, which offers hope to children suffering from cancer and other chronic diseases. The organisers will donate a percentage of all revenue from registrations and sponsorship toward the program.

The Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge is open to women of all abilities and nationalities, Emirati and expatriates. Participants under the age of 18, however, will have to provide a consent letter from their parent or guardian.

Participants can register as individuals or teams. Individual categories will be divided into the following age groups; Under 13 years, 13-15 years, 16-19, 20-39, 40-49 and 50-plus. The team competition, meanwhile, will take place in three categories: Teams of four plus are encouraged in the kids, juniors and adults categories.

There are three distances offered: 10 kms for kids under 13 years, 20kms for juniors 13-15 years, 20 kms adults over 16 years and 50 kms for adults over 16 years. Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 in each category, all finishers will receive medals and all participants will receive a souvenir Tshirt.

Dubai Gazette