Dubai Marathon is the first each year of the nine marathons worldwide sponsored by Standard Chartered.

Temperatures are pleasant when the race takes place in January and the course is a scenic seaside out-and-back route.

The Marathon starts and finishes at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina. Runners begin opposite the hotel, in front of Dubai Media City. They head along Al Sufouh Road and Jumeirah Beach Road, turning at Union House beside the big flag and returning along the same route to finish back outside the hotel.

Dubai is the most populous state of the seven United Arab Emirates. It is on the Arabian Peninsula on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf.

Having expanded along both banks of the Creek, Dubai is divided into two parts - Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south, as well as the top tourist destination of Jumeirah.

Dubai has a fascinating mix of historical and modern features and is now often referred to as a Global City. Why not enter the marathon and stay a little longer to experience some of what it has to offer?

Next event date:
2010: 22 January



The Kilomathon Series

The Kilomathon (pronounced Kil-om-athon) is a 26.2 Kilometre Road Race that has been developed by GSi events, the same company that organise the Edinburgh Marathon, is one of the fastest growing marathons in Europe. The series was launched by double Olympian Liz Yelling who said "this innovative event will be a new target distance for lots of runners, from experienced looking to develop their performance or runners looking for a different challenge".
The world's first Kilomathon takes place in England on Sunday 14th March (six weeks before the London Marathon and eight weeks before the Paris Marathon) running from Nottingham to Derby and taking in the picturesque Elvaston Castle Country Park.
The Scotland Kilomathon is planned to take place on 3rd October 2010 starting and finishing in the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston and going over the spectacular Forth Road Bridge.
Wales Kilomathon and the Northern Ireland Kilomathon will take place in Autumn 2011 and are perfectly situated for anyone training for an autumn marathon.

Scottish Half Marathon

The Scottish Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 23rd May 2010, the same day as the Edinburgh Marathon. The Scottish Half is planned to start earlier than the marathon, ensuring only one set of runners on the course at any one time, but it will still capture the big race excitement of the Edinburgh Marathon and the grandstand finish at Musselburgh Racecourse.
With around 25,000 runners expected to enter the 2010 Edinburgh Marathon, Scottish Half Marathon and Hairy Haggis Team Relay it will now be one of the biggest running festivals in the UK. With an elevation drop of 40 metres the route is a must for anyone seeking a Personal Best.

Brighton Marathon

The first Brighton Marathon, which will take place on Sunday 18th April 2010, has had phenomenal sign-up rates, and entries closed on 30th September, having sold out in just over 12 weeks. Refunding of the Brighton entry fee to
successful London applicants, means a limited number of Brighton entries
will be made available in late Oct/early Nov; to be told the exact date of
those becoming available, go to and leave your email address.

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