Abu Dhabi: The fifth edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon is set to take place on December 16, passing through iconic landmarks such as the Crown Prince Court and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The 42.195 km race, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), will start in front of the ADNOC headquarters on Corniche Road. The event is expected to witness 23,000 participants on a scenic journey past several of the capital’s most stunning sites. The race will finish at the ADNOC Campus, near Baynunah Public Park, where a lively race village will be set up for participants and spectators to enjoy.
The annual event, which offers a prize pool of $303,000, aims to cement the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon as one of the Middle East’s premier marathon events. The organizers also announced that the Race Series Edition will return in 2023, enabling participants to compete over shorter distances in the lead-up to the main event.
The first event in the three-part Race Series was held at Yas Mall on September 2, followed by the second event at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain on October 7. The third race will take place at Al Hudayriyat Island on November 4.
Furthermore, an all-new Al Dhannah Community Run, an ADNOC Special Edition Race, will be held in Al Dhannah’s Central Park on October 15.
In addition, the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon Village will come alive on December 12 and run until December 15, offering an exceptional experience for the families and friends of participants. The Village will be a hub of entertainment, with an array of options and food trucks ensuring that there is something for everyone to relish. Participants can also collect their race packs from the village.