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Published by: RAK Half Marathon
Category: Race News
Thu 29 May, 2014

RAK Half Marathon 2015: Early Bird Registration Opens

Early Bird registration for the world’s fastest half marathon opens on 01 June at ¬†where the first 300 registrants will benefit from a discounted entry to the 9th edition of the RAK Half Marathon, taking place on 13 February 2015 in Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E.

As for each of the previous eight editions, the 2015 edition of the RAK Half Marathon promises fast times and fierce contests with the prospect of more records, a distinct likelihood in both men’s and women’s competitions.

The previous edition saw the 2013 Boston Champion Lelisa Desisa (ETH) win the men’s race, in 59:36 and last year’s New York City Marathon Champion Priscah Jeptoo (KEN) win the women’s race, in 67:02. The men’s race witnessed fierce competition with a record eight athletes breaking the hour in the same half marathon while the women’s race was closely run with ¬†9 athletes in under 70 minutes.

The RAK Half Marathon is known for more than its fast times and record breaking elites. The race is very popular amongst local and regional runners, and community members who take part in the RAK Free Trade Zone Team Relay Challenge. The Team Relay Challenge has played a vital role in bridging this record breaking international road race with the local community. Whether running to promote team work, health & fitness, support a charity, or compete for a share of the dedicated prize money, the Team Relay Challenge gives everyone a unique opportunity to take part in this world class event.

With a steady increase in participation since the inaugural race in 2007 and an oversold event in 2013, strong numbers for the RAK Half Marathon 2015 are expected.