The organisers of the 16th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon that will be held on February 18, 2023 in United Arab Emirates have revealed a staggering Kshs 4million prize money up for grabs.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, and technical sponsor, Under Armour, who are the race organisers, also revealed the race route, official T-shirt design for the much-anticipated event.
The groundbreaking race will distribute the staggering prize fund to winners and runners-up in the elite categories as well top performers across other categories.
Fast, flat course
The Gold Label race will return to its record-breaking fast and flat course, perfectly situated in the heart of the nature-based Emirate, kicking off on Marjan Island Boulevard. Runners will take to the streets of the spectacular Marjan Island, passing all major destinations as they head along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salem Road, and circle through Al Amwaj Avenue, before heading back to the starting point to cross the finish line. Along the route, the race will see participants take in unrivalled views of Ras Al Khaimah’s serene, white sandy beaches, overlooking the Arabian coastlines and other landmarks.
The event was graced by Iyad Rasbey, Executive Director, Destination Tourism Development & MICE at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Gaurav Sharma, Head of Retail at Under Armour, Luca Onofrio, Head of Mass Events at RCS Sports and Events, and Stephanie Humphrey, Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Endurance Running Coach.