Dubai Holding SkyRun 2022 to kick off on 12 November

Dubai Holding SkyRun 2022 to kick off on 12 November

Final preparations are underway for the hundreds of participants signed up to take on one of the most anticipated events in the Dubai fitness calendar - the Dubai Holding SkyRun 2022.

With just two days to go until the start of the 17th edition of Dubai’s only official stairclimbing race, excitement and nerves can be found in equal measure among the runners taking part this coming Saturday.

Held in partnership with the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), Dubai Sports Council, Al Jalila Foundation and Jumeirah Emirates Towers – where the event will be hosted – the Dubai Holding SkyRun has become a popular fixture of the annual month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge. With three categories: Elite, Open and Teams (of four), amateur runners can take on the 52 floors and 1334 steps alongside the professionals all in aid of Al Jalila Foundation’s Majlis Al Amal.

This year, Dubai Holding SkyRun will also play host to the first ever ISF Stairclimbing World Championships, which will see 21 professional stairclimbing athletes racing in the Elite category.

Cindy Reid is one of the female Elite athletes gearing up for the challenge – and she has been busy putting in the workout hours ahead of the endurance event.

President of the International Skyrunning Federation, Marino Giacometti said:

“It is with great pleasure that we are looking forward to the first ISF Stairclimbing World Championships, hosted at the Dubai Holding SkyRun on Saturday. After a two-year halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our top-ranked Vertical World Circuit athletes, can’t wait to get on the stairs and push for, on this first occasion, World Champion titles and medals. Of course, the Championships are open, so one never knows if a surprise win is in store. We wish all participants an exciting event!”

Dubai Holding will award the top three male and female runners from the Elite and Open categories as well as the top three teams from the Team category in this year’s SkyRun.

The Group will also recognise the participation of people of determination in the race. The top three female and male winners from the Elite category as well as the fastest team within the Teams’ category will receive cash prizes from Dubai Holding.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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