2021 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Date Announced

Published September 16th, 2020 - 12:52 GMT
Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia broke the world record at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon this year. (Supplied photo)
Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia broke the world record at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon this year. (Supplied photo)

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced on Wednesday that the 15th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon will be held on February 19 in 2021.

Officially known as the world's fastest half marathon, the race has consistently drawn international athletes and amateurs.

Registration for the 2021 marathon, organised by RCS Sports and Events, will open to athletes in October 2020.

The event has proven highly popular both internationally and regionally, with over 5,000 participants registered for the previous edition, held earlier this year on Al Marjan Island.

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: "Aligned with the strong upturn in the Emirate's tourism and hospitality performance, we are delighted to announce that the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon will be returning to the Emirate on the 19th of February in 2021. We look forward to hosting the stellar line-up of elite athletes, as well as local families and enthusiasts to join in what is sure to be a memorable event."

Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia and Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie were the winners of the 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon.

Yeshaneh broke the world record, covering a distance of 21.0975KM with a time of 64:31.

Preparations for the event are underway, with stringent safety measures to be implemented across the board, to safeguard participants, guests and residents.


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