Over 50 Canadian University Dubai students supported the Dubai Fitness Challenge by taking part in the record-breaking Dubai Run on the city’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road. The students joined 70,000 participants to run on Dubai’s main highway section, which was open for a public run for the first time.
The main goal was to promote active lifestyle among CUD students by encouraging them to participate in the 5km or 10km run.
Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is an annual event that challenges everyone in the city to complete 30 minutes of activity a day for 30 days. It not only cultivates fitness-focused mindsets but also inspires Dubai’s residents to work towards a common goal of maintaining healthier, active lifestyles in the long run.
Dubai Fitness Challenge was packed with over 13,000 classes and activities, from community runs to mass yoga gatherings to triathlons in the Hatta hills and on the Palm Jumeirah. No matter the age or ability, there were events catering to everyone in the city. Fitness star Joe Wicks led the region’s largest ever HIIT class at Skydive Dubai, while WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch® led a session at the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.
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After the successful completion of the challenge, CUD Alumna, Riham Omar, commented, “This was the first time ever when the city’s biggest highway was open for a public run and that’s what makes this event so special. Going there as a team was an amazing idea, it felt great to see the CUD family running together and motivating each other”