Abu Dhabi Community Participates in Dash Festival...

10/27/2019 12:00:00 AM Share this:

Established in Abu Dhabi in 2016, The Dash Series, launched in conjunction with The Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Department of Health Abu Dhabi, intended to motivate communities to live more healthy, active lifestyles, helping to reduce obesity and chronic disease within the region. 

Launching its 3rd Ladies Dash Relay Race on the 30th October at Yas Marina Circuit, followed by the Inaugural Abu Dhabi Dash Festival on 23rd November at Al Hudayriat Island, The Dash Series brings a fun twist to accessible fitness events, targeting ladies, families and corporates within the community.

Mubarak Al Ameri, Executive Director – Events Sector, Abu Dhabi Sports Council opened the press conference this afternoon held at Abu Dhabi Sports Council offices. 

“We are pleased to announce that Ladies Dash Series will be held next Wednesday, October 30th, as part of Dash Series that started in Abu Dhabi since 2016. The aim of the Series is to encourage exercise and raise community awareness of the importance of healthy daily lifestyle, therefore effectively contributing to reducing chronic diseases.”

“The Dash events are designed specifically to bringing all ages and ability levels together. “The aim is to engage participants in a holistic approach to community-based physical activities. You don’t need to be super fit, or train for hours to take part— The beauty of these events is the ability to encourage people to be more active and have fun.” Comments Hamad Al Mehyas, Deputy CEO, Daman 

The Abu Dhabi Ladies Dash aims to empower and encourage fitness for the ladies of the UAE and is a chance for women of all nationalities, religions, cultures and languages to come together.  

Participants can create a group of five for their team; friends, family or colleagues to enter the 5km relay race, with each participant running 1km. Children are also welcome to join the activities and are free of charge to join.

In addition to the Relay Race, ladies can enjoy free classes of Zumba, trampolining, Crossfit and yoga, all held at the high-energy main stage area. 

There will be awards for the winning teams, fastest lap time as well as best dressed, most supported team and most improved team.

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre are Strategic Partners. “The Abu Dhabi Ladies Dash aligns very well with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre efforts towards preserving the health and wellbeing of the Abu Dhabi community and promoting public health awareness and prevention. The event is a great platform to empower women to become more active and healthy by encouraging females to come together in a fun, relaxed and private setting with lots of health activities” Dr. Aysha Al Dhaheri, Section Head Health Promotion, Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre commented.

November’s Dash Festival is the first time ever that both Mini Dash and Corporates event will be combined, creating one spectacular Festival for all the family to enjoy, kicking off with its 500-meter fun-run and activity zone for kids with loads of prizes to collect along the way, followed by an afternoon  Adults only, 1.5 kilometers Relay Race.

Adults participants are required to enter in groups of 10, whilst kids between the ages of 4-11 can enter individually in a mini dash extravaganza designed to encourage every child to complete as many activities as possible. 


“It’s been very rewarding to see the impact of our events within the community.  We are especially excited to combine both the kids and adults’ event into one larger festival as this provides a greater opportunity for parents to lead by example, engaging and inspire the next generation of children to lead more health and active lifestyles.”  Comments Sally Corander, Founder of the Dash series, MD of INTERACT. 


If you’d like to join in on the fun register your interest at contact@interact-events.com or visit www.racethedash.com