RAK Half Marathon, where speed and destination running events meet, a video from The Shoe Addicts


I have been to the United Arab Emirates twice in about three weeks. First, I went to the Dubai Marathon in January and was quite impressed. Then, I ventured up north with my brother, Brian and son, Adam and covered the RAK Half Marathon in Ras Al Khaimah. The name of the city means 'Top of the tent", as RAK is the most northern of the United Arab Emirates.

Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 6.46.11 PM.pngRAK Half Marathon 2018, photo by The Shoe Addicts

Weather in February was amazing, nights were in the 60s and days in the 70-80 range in RAK. The Hilton DoubleTree was on a bay, with wonderful beach, great food, and great places to walk. The RAK half marathon was a fast, nearly flat course run at 6.45 for elite women and 7 am for elite men and the race field of just under 4000 runners.

With seven men under 60 minutes and four women under 66 minutes, this race was spectacular. Watching the citizen runners running personal bests and feeling so proud of their accomplishments always reminds me of how amazing our sport is.

Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 6.46.42 PM.pngRAK Half Marathon is about the speed! photo by The Shoe Addicts

The Shoe Addicts produced this video to remind our readers that RAK should be their February destination for both racing and vacation! The people of RAK welcome you, and the RAK Tourism team and RAK half marathon staff will too!

Do something spectacular! Come and race the RAK Half marathon!

Enjoy the video!

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