The premier road race in the UAE brings you MORE than any other race…

Be a part of the RAK Marathon, located in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Renowned for its swift and even route our marathon provides runners worldwide with a chance to reach their bests in a remarkable environment.

A Unique Racing Experience

The RAK Marathon combines competition, with community festivities. Whether you’re a top tier runner aiming for a record or a novice looking to finish your marathon our event accommodates athletes of all levels.

Reasons to Take Part in the RAK Marathon

Expert Management: With vast experience in organizing global races our team ensures a seamless and enjoyable race day for all participants.

Scenic Splendor: Delight in running beside the Arabian Gulf with the Hajar Mountains as your backdrop.

Optimal Route: Our course is crafted to boost performance featuring inclines and ideal running conditions.

Inclusive Environment: Join runners from around the world. Immerse yourself in the encouraging and lively community of the RAK Marathon.

Race Divisions

  • We provide race divisions to cater to preferences and skill levels;
  • Full Marathon: Test your limits on our 42.195 km course.
  • Half Marathon: An choice, for those seeking a shorter challenging run.
  • 10K Race: Great, for runners and beginners
  • 5K Fun Run: Perfect, for families and friends looking to participate in the race.

What makes us the World’s Fastest Half Marathon?

The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon is the ‘world’s fastest half marathon’ because if you take the top 10 fastest times recorded in RAK for men (and the same for women) and find the average (for each) and then do the same with the top ten fastest recorded times across all races (you can reference the IAAF for this), the faster average time for both men AND women will be in RAK; making it the world’s FASTEST half marathon!