Nothing’s impossible in Dubai, not even running in sub-zero temperatures at the height of summer. Ski Dubai’s popular DXB Snow Run is annual proof of that statement. This year, the novelty race returns to the ski park’s indoor slopes in May instead of June.
Breaking into cold sweat takes on a whole new meaning with this chilly race happening on May 21. This frigidly fabulous run is the result of the indoor ski park at Mall of the Emirates and the Dubai Sports Council teaming up to keep residents in fighting fit shape during the summer months while fighting the heat. You’ll find yourself switching out your running shorts for toasty thermal tights and puffer vests as this race will see you sprint (mostly trudge) through the snowy slopes of Ski Dubai at – 4°Celsius. Brrr!
Where can I sign up for DXB Snow Run?
Registrations are now open for interested runners, so freeze your spots by booking here before registrations close on May 18.. Tickets cost AED 157 per person and the Snow Run is open to everyone between the ages of 15 and 70.
You can take your pick from the standard 3km race, which will see you cut three loops of Ski Dubai, or if you’re a seasoned runner and the cold never bothered you anyway, then the advanced 5km race is right up your alley.
Getting cold feet? Here’s an incentive – every runner that makes it to the frosty finish line will take home a commemorative DXB Snow Run medal as a reward for their perseverance (and thick skin, literally).
The 5km race starts at 6:30am and the 3km race will follow shortly at 7:30am. The coolest part besides all the snow? Every runner will be timed individually, so the only person you’re in competition with is yourself!