Hundreds expected for IGNITE Pink is Punk at The Palm Dubai Resort


The countdown is on to popular breast cancer awareness & fundraising event IGNITE Pink is Punk, set to take place this Friday 5th October at the beautiful Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

Now in its 7th consecutive year, the event which is a community run: swim is expected to raise more money than ever before – with 100 % of the proceeds of the event going to support breast cancer patients, support groups and ongoing research and treatment through charity partner Brest Friends, in association with the Al Jalila Foundation.

Organised by IGNITE, this year’s event will be more inclusive than ever before with a 3km fun run category added to complement the traditional run: swim format.  Open to participants of all ages, the event attracts people of all levels with many participants dressing up in pink fancy dress and super hero costumes to show their support with a wide variety of spot prizes up for grabs. Popular radio presenter Eve Jaso has also been confirmed to MC the event.

In addition to the 5th October event, an 8th October IGNITE Pink is Punk Moonlight Yoga event is also being held at host venue Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Organisers are also hoping that 2018’s events will break both attendance and fundraising records for Brest Friends – and the Al Jalila Foundation – with a goal of doubling funds raised in 2017 and enlisting over 700 participants.

Would-be participants of the 5th October IGNITE Pink is Punk event can register online with spaces still available across five categories: an Open swim and run, (600m swim /3km beach and pavement run); a Sprint swim and run, (400m swim /1.6km beach and pavement run); two junior categories for participants aged 12 years old and under, and 16 years old and under (200m swim / 800m beach run) and the Fun Run, (a 3km beach and pavement run).  Teams of two can register in either the Open or Sprint Swim/Run categories.

Entry fees for the 5th October event start at AED 70 for juniors and go to AED 150 for adults, AED 250 for teams. Spectators can also attend free of charge, or if they wish, contribute with a voluntary AED 150 contribution which will get them a dry fit singlet and a goodie bag. All participants will receive a race kit complete with a goody bag with everyone eligible to receive one of many exciting spot prizes thanks to this year’s line-up of generous prize and goodie bag sponsors across a variety of sectors including hospitality, food & beverage, spas, athletic wear and health care.

Sponsors for the event include leading global contractor Multiplex who is confirmed as platinum sponsor; Showforce, a UAE Event support services company who is providing event services; wellness company, Spotchek, contractor James L Williams Middle East; and host venue, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.  Countless other brands and organisations will also be supplying products, passes for giveaways and event gift bags.

Doors to the event open at 6:00 am on the 5th October for pack collection and races begin at 7:10 am. Spectators are welcome to join with a suggested voluntary contribution.