Dubai Fitness Challenge returns for its seventh edition

Dubai Fitness Challenge returns for its seventh edition from 28 October to 26 November 2023.

Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)  The seventh edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is set to kick off on Saturday 28 October and run through to Sunday 26 November 2023. The flagship fitness initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, aims to transform Dubai into one of the world’s most active cities.

The Dubai Fitness Challenge encourages the entire community of Dubai to embrace a healthier lifestyle by committing to 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days, with an action-packed calendar of activities and events.

Launched in 2017, DFC is an annual inclusive fitness movement that highlights Dubai’s robust sports and fitness infrastructure, motivating residents to adopt lasting healthy habits. Last year’s edition saw a record number of 2.2 million participants, with notable flagship events on Sheikh Zayed Road attracting close to 35,000 cyclists for the Dubai Ride and 193,000 runners for the Dubai Run.

This year Dubai Ride will occur on Sunday 12 November, while Dubai Run will conclude the challenge on Sunday 26 November. Both events will offer families, recreational cyclists and runners and fitness enthusiasts the unique opportunity to experience cycling, running, jogging, or walking past Dubai’s iconic landmarks on Sheikh Zayed Road.

More information about the calendar of events, activities and initiatives, including details of how to register for this year’s challenge, will be available over the coming weeks. DFC’s official website, will provide the details of all events and activities taking place for this year’s edition, while offering a range of fitness tips and advice to encourage the entire community to start planning their own personal fitness journey ahead of DFC’s launch on 28 October, 2023. 

Run For Pakistan Celebrating Independence Day Rallies Runners for a Patriotic Challenge

Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)  Sports in Pakistan proudly hosted a spectacular Run for Pakistan on Independence Day, bringing together passionate runners from near and far to celebrate the spirit of freedom and unity. The event, showcased the nation’s resilience and determination while fostering a sense of patriotism among participants.

Run for Pakistan, which took place on 14th August 2023 in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, saw an overwhelming response from both seasoned athletes and recreational runners. Participants geared up in green and white, embodying the essence of the national flag. The event was not only a physical feat but also an opportunity to connect with fellow runners internationally, fostering camaraderie and shared values.

In addition to the enthusiasm displayed by the runners, this year’s Run for Pakistan drew a remarkable crowd of supporters, including families, friends, and local communities. Spectators lined the streets, waving flags and offering encouragement, creating an electrifying atmosphere charged with patriotic pride. The event united a diverse array of individuals, highlighting the harmonious strength that comes from standing together for a shared cause.

“We are thrilled to commemorate Independence Day with this extraordinary event,” said Shoaib Nizami, CEO at Sports in Pakistan. “This event served as a celebration of our nation’s freedom and the enduring human spirit. It was inspiring to witness participants from all walks of life coming together to honor the country we love. He further said that Run for Pakistan not only provided an opportunity for runners to test their physical capabilities, but it also played a significant role in benefiting the local community. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Special Olympics Pakistan, aiding their continuous efforts in making a positive impact within the area.’’

Sports in Pakistan expresses its gratitude to all the volunteers, sponsors, and local authorities who contributed to the smooth execution of this grand event. Their dedication and support were instrumental in creating an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.