Run Unified” | Abu Dhabi Half Marathon
Coinciding with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, this year’s Abu Dhabi Half Marathon on Saturday 16 March invites the community to take part in “Run Unified” – an inclusive initiative that will see runners from across the UAE participate alongside Special Olympics athletes competing in the World Games.
Organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, “Run Unified” will take place on Al Hudayriat island and features 11km, 6km and 2.5km distances as well as the half marathon route.
For the Special Olympics athletes participating, the half marathon event is their official World Games competition.
“Run Unified” is part of a series of community initiatives, including the popular Walk Unified and Cycle Unified events, which have been developed by the Local Organizing Committee for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to bring together people with intellectual disabilities and those without to take part in sports activities alongside each other in celebration of a more inclusive world.
Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the
world this year.
From 14-21 March, more than 7,500 athletes from 192 nations around the world will compete in 24 Olympic-style sports across 11 venues in the UAE.