Virgin Radio's Mystery Runner

Register for the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 10k race and be in the running to win 10,000 dirhams!

 The Virgin Radio Mystery Runner will wear the number 1044, and the first runner to spot him or her will win 10k instantly!  

Get your running shoes on and register for the ADNOC Abu Dhabi 10k race and you could ‘run’ away with 10,000 dirhams!

about adnoc abu dhabi marathon

Event Information General

  • Event Day - 17th December 
  • Event Distances: Marathon, Marathon Relay, 10km, 5km, 2.5km -Unified Race. 
  • Organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council 
  • Title Sponsor ADNOC, Primary Sponsors Nike and Tadweer. 
  • Marathon and Relay Runners starting point- Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St behind ADNOC Tower and ends at ADNOC HQ South Plaza
  • 03:30 am parking open
  • 04:30 am race village opens
  • 04:30 am bag drop opens for a marathon, relay, and 10km runners only
  • 06:00 am Marathon and Marathon Relay start
  • 06:30 am 10KM race start
  • 08:45 am 2.5KM race start
  • 09:30 am 5KM race start
  • Visit the website

Relay Teams are Made Up Of 2 Runners

  • Runner A will complete 22KM and start from the main start line with the other marathon distance runners.
  • Runner B will complete 20 km and start at the 22 km mark at the roundabout on Saif Ghobash Street.
  • On completing 22KM, runner A will hand the team bib to runner B at the relay handover point on Saif Ghobash Street.

Event Village

  • The Event Village will be open from 13th-16th December from 3pm -10pm and on 17th December (race day) from 4:30am - 2pm.
  • Competitors and supporters are welcome to collect their race packs, join the main stage activities, visit our sponsors and enjoy family entertainment and good food.
  • Returning for a fourth year, the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon Race Village will be open from
  • December 13-17, and will include entertainment for all the family in the build up to and during race day.

Elite Runners (As of Now) 

Ace Kenyan duo Daniel Kibet and Dickson Chumba confirmed for men’s race 

Former world marathon champion Mare Dibaba and Kenya’s Angela Tanui will line up in the women’s event on the streets of the UAE capital- ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2022


Registration for the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2022 and its accompanying race distances remain open via the official website: Prices start from as little as Dh50.

Unified Race

In addition to the various race distances offering something for all levels and running abilities, including people of determination, the 2.5km event has been renamed ‘Unified Race’ this year, further highlighting how inclusive the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon has become.

The values of the event align with the Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination 2020-2022, which was set up to enhance the emirate’s inclusivity across multiple sectors.


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