The region’s first women only Spartan Race was a resounding success after close to 1000 women from across the UAE and region participated in the event at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Race Course in the early hours of Saturday, 16 December. As the first of its kind in the region, the XDubai Spartan Race Presented by Dubai Holding was open exclusively to women participants who individually, and in teams, took on over 20 obstacles in the 5+km open Sprint Race.
As a 5+km open Sprint Race, women representing all ages and abilities – including many first-timers – were challenged with over 20 Spartan obstacles that included rope climbs, wall climbs, and barbed wire, all set on the diverse course of Jebel Ali Race Course. Organised by Spartan Arabia and supported under a partnership between XDubai and Dubai Holding, the event also saw strong participation numbers from Emirati women.
While participation in the event was only open to women, both men and women were free to cheer on the competitors and enjoy post-race festivities and a fun filled race village atmosphere.