What’s On lists the fun runs in Dubai and UAE, including The Color Run, Glow & Go, Desert Warrior Challenge, The Contagion Run, The Ice Warrior Challenge.

Hailed as ‘The Happiest 5k On The Planet’, The Colour Run will return to the UAE in November 2014.

Last year’s events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi were part of more than 100 around the world, participated in by more than a million people, all of whom start wearing all white and finish it splatted like a rainbow.

This year sees it return to the Dubai Autodrome on November 29, in partnership once again with JustGiving. Registration for entries opens on 9am, August 28 at thecolorrun.ae and we advise you move fast; last year sold out in just TWO WEEKS! Entry costs Dhs140 plus a Dhs25 delivery fee for all online entries, though alternatively you can purchase packs at Adventure HQ (JBR and Times Square Centre) and Abu Dhabi (Dalma Mall).

The announcement is another boost for mass-participation events in the region, with four more already scheduled to take place before the year is out. So get those trainers out and get running, because there’s plenty of fitness fun to be had.

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Glow & Go
5k race at Wadi Adventure. Grab glow sticks, neon clothes and prepare to get wet on September 26.

Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, 8pm, Dhs150. Tel: (03) 7818422. Taxi: Wadi Adventure. wadiadventure.ae

Glow&Go Dubai - fun runs in Dubai and UAE

Desert Warrior Challenge
Extreme military-style endurance course involving a track of up to 24 different obstacles that would-be warriors must tackle in a team or individually. Find out about the October 17 race here.


Desert Warrior Challenge

The Contagion Run
A contagion has infected humanity, turning people into zombies. It’s Dubai’s first zombie-themed 5km obstacle course, and fittingly takes place on Halloween.

Nad al Sheba cycling track, Dubai, 4pm, Dhs250 (for survivors), Dhs50 (for zombies). Tel: (050) 7185104. Taxi: Meydan. premieronline.com

The Contagion Run Dubai - fun runs in Dubai and UAE

Ice Warrior Challenge
The toughest commando assault course on snow. Obstacles include a cargo net crawl, the zorb ball maze, and a black run climb, all at Ski Dubai on November 1.

Ski Dubai, Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai, 7am, Dhs200. Tel: (04) 4099257. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. skidxb.com