Event description
Join the Dubai Creek Striders with the 19th edition of this iconic, top-rated Half Marathon and 10KM race which winds along, over, and under Dubai Creek. Participants have an opportunity to show their love, enthusiasm and support towards UAE as we all celebrate UAE's 50th National Day during that week and enter the commemorative 50KM virtual run challenge at no additional cost.

Half Marathon Standard Fee AED 325 + VAT.

10KM race Standard Fee AED 250 + VAT.

BONUS: Run 50KM (for UAE Year of the 50th) in 7 days (for 7 Emirates). Run a total of 50KM virtually (indoor or outdoor) over any 7 days anytime between November 26 to December 10, 2021. DCS Half Marathon & 10KM race/any other race can be included in the tally.

All registered participants of the Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon & 10KM will automatically be enrolled (at no additional cost) and will get the special commemorative medal as well if they run the 50KM distance over the specified period. This is yet another reason why you should sign up to our half marathon or 10km if you have not done so yet!

Dubai Creek Striders supports the fight against COVID-19 and follows the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and Dubai Sports Council (DSC) guidelines to ensure the highest safety standards and relevant preventative measures to protect the health and safety of its community members. As per precautionary measures issued by the authorities; all athletes and spectators, over the age of 16, should have fully completed both COVID-19 vaccination doses 14 days before taking part in the event. Furthermore adherence to social distancing rules and wearing a mask at all times (unless engaged in a sports activity). For venue admission, kindly present the ALHOSN app or vaccination card.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club | QD's Car Park
Dubai Creek Club Street
United Arab Emirates
Half Marathon
Fri. 3 Dec. 2021
21.1 km
Fri. 3 Dec. 2021
10 km
Registration open
Wed. 17 Nov. 2021
Registration close
Wed. 1 Dec. 2021 13:59 or sooner if the event is fully-booked.
Individual athletes
Race Bag, Technical Race T-shirt (Asics) Medal Photo Service or Download Snack box Timing and Digital Certificate. Bonus: Special UAE 50th National Day Commemorative Medal for those who complete the 50KM virtual run challenge
Refund policy
Athletes have the option to protect fees for unforeseen and outside of control cancellations.
This event is subject to the following policies:
- All entry fees are non-refundable.
- If the participant is unable to run on race day due to any reason, the participant can run the event virtually (on any date) and collect their medal, race bag/t-shirts, etc from the organisers.
- In the case where race is postponed due to any reason the participant entry is automatically deferred to the new date - the event could be in person or virtual depending on circumstances.
- In the case where race is converted fully into a virtual event or partially due to a reduction in field size, participants running the event virtually will receive the medal/race bag/race shirt and part credit (after deducting costs incurred by the organiser) for the next DCS event. In case of field size reduction, those who registered first will have priority to race in person.
Practical info
Race pack collection
You will be notified via email from the organisers of when and where to go to collect your (full) Race Pack in Dubai before the event. Packs will NOT be taken to the start line, so please ensure you collect prior to race day.
Transport to start
Own transport to the venue.
Transport from finish
Own transport from the venue.
Course / track / circuit
Support stations
Water & Energy Drinks every 3-5km
A figure-of-eight runs along, over, and under Dubai Creek, passing through some truly iconic areas of the old city.
Spectators area(s)
Facilities & services
Registered Nurse and / or Emergency Medical services present.
Changing rooms
Timing & certification
Automated timing
MyLaps BiBTag by Premier Timing
Electronic certificates
Finisher medals

Half Marathon

  • 21.1 km
Start date
Fri. 3 Dec. 2021
Start time
Start location
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club | QD's Car Park, Dubai (AE)
Finish location
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club | QD's Car Park, Dubai (AE)
Age categories
/ 15-17
/ 18-34
/ 35-39
/ 40-44
/ 45-49
/ 50-54
/ 55-59
/ 60-99


  • 10 km
Start date
Fri. 3 Dec. 2021
Start time
Start location
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club | QD's Car Park, Dubai (AE)
Finish location
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club | QD's Car Park, Dubai (AE)
Age categories
/ 16-99
AED 250 + VAT for 10KM Race
Map & accomodation