RAK Half Marathon to feature new routes, new race

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The 17th Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon will feature a new route on Al Marjan Island as well as its first ever 10 km road race.

The event, which will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2024, will feature many of the world’s elite long-distance athletes in the marquee 21.1 km race with thousands of runners joining them either in the associated 10 km or 2 km runs.

It will be the first time the RAK Half Marathon has offered a 10 km race, a distance generally considered to be the perfect stepping stone for those wishing to prepare for a move up to the half marathon itself.

The event will also feature a new route that sees the start and finish remain on Al Marjan Island. For 2024, all three races will be on the roads of the unique cluster of four coral-shaped islands in a man-made archipelago.

Registration for the three-race event is now open.

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