The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) will stage the popular cycling and running events in Al Ain at the weekend.
The cycling race covering a distance of 67 kilometres will be flagged off from the Wadi Adventures and conclude at the summit of the Jebel Hafeet on Friday, and the road race run through the Al Ain Zoo over three different distances, 2.5km, 5km and 10km, takes place on Saturday.
Khalid Al Qubaisi, head of Community Sports at the ADSC, said the two events are part of their project to encourage and promote the "healthy lifestyle" to the community.
The cycle race counts four years and the running event three years, and these two projects are growing in popularity with the participation growing every passing year, said Al Qubaisi.
They are fun and beneficial for the community, and the running event has drawn more than 500 participants in all age groups and levels, which is very encouraging for us.