A family affair for Abu Dhabi Dash Festival as the Community Relay Race returns to the Capital!

The Dash series fun and active community event designed to bring all ages and levels together in a relay race is set for a rollicking start.It is the first time ever both the Mini Dash and Adults race will takes place simultaneously and create one spectacular festival for all the family to enjoy.Mubarak Al Ameri, Executive Director – Events Sector, Abu Dhabi Sports Council commented: “We are pleased to announce the first Abu Dhabi Dash Festival combining both the Mini and Adult races on Saturday as part of Dash Series that started in Abu Dhabi in 2016.“The aim of the Race Series is to encourage raise community awareness on the importance of healthy lifestyle and effectively contributing to reducing chronic diseases.”

The event kicks off with the Mini Dash – a 500-metre fun-run and activity zone for kids with loads of prizes to collect along the way followed 1.5km team relay race for adults.For the 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.

The Dash Series first held in 2015, with the aim to improve the physical health of people in UAE, providing a fun platform for all, no matter the fitness level. Sally Corander – CEO of INTERACT and Founder of the Dash Series, said: “It’s been very rewarding to see newcomers to sport at our events. We encourage members of the community who don’t normally do physical activity to take part.“We are especially excited this year to combine both the kids and adults’ events into one larger festival as this provides a greater opportunity for parents to lead by example, engaging and inspiring the next generation of children to lead more healthy and active lifestyles.”

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