STROLLING INTO DUBAI – THE BUGGY RUN MAKES ITS DEBUT
Bringing families together, and encouraging fitness – Introducing The Buggy Run, 11th February at the Dubai Autodrome
DUBAI, UAE, 20th JANUARY 2017: In a first for Dubai, The Buggy Run™, an untimed 2.5km and 5km run with buggies, will make its debut at Dubai Motor City’s Dubai Autodrome, on Saturday, 11th February.
This social, inclusive, family-friendly event is the brainchild of Nicola Holmes and Lara Sweida-Metwally, two fitness enthusiasts who share a passion for combining parenting with exercise and believe that working out as a family is a positive and fun experience, and educates children on the importance of health and fitness from a young age.
The Buggy Run™ Dubai follows in the footsteps of cities around the world, where buggy-based fitness is becoming a major exercise and lifestyle trend. With crèche facilities a rarity in gyms and the convenience - not to mention cost saving - of exercising in the great outdoors, more and more families are donning their trainers and hitting the streets.
Targeting beginners through to seasoned runners, The Buggy Run™ will also be incorporating post-race entertainment to ensure that this is a day for the whole family, with the chance to win prizes provided by leading brands Mountain Buggy, Urban Energy, and the Autodrome. Participants can even run the race as a relay, meaning everyone can take part, regardless of age or fitness level. You can walk, jog, sprint or skip your way to the finish!
Commenting on the launch of The Buggy Run™, Nicola said:
“Becoming a mum was incredible but it’s easy to lose focus on your own health & wellness. Running with our daughters is something we’ve both grown to love and we’ve even got our husbands involved along the way to make it a family affair. When researching events we could train for, we realised there was a gap for a community-focused event which makes family fitness fun and so The Buggy Run™ was born”.
Lara added "The Buggy Run™ will be a first for the Middle East and will be open to all levels of fitness, from first timers to long-time runners. It’s definitely not just for mums; we want to see dads (our husbands will be leading the charge), aunties, uncles and grandparents entering - everyone is welcome. It’ll be a real day out, as the event will provide entertainment and competitions, so come along and make a morning of it”
With an anticipated turnout of 2,000, Urban Energy Fitness, one of Dubai’s leading exercise companies, has been signed up as the official fitness partner. Urban Energy’s popular baby and toddler-friendly classes will from January incorporate The Buggy Run™ training classes, as it seeks to make The Buggy Run™ the premier parenting event on the Dubai calendar.
Also joining the partner family, Miranda Hilton, Middle East representative for Mountain Buggy says “we are very excited about the inaugural Buggy Run event. We are an award winning brand focusing on fitness and as such, many of our strollers are designed for active parents who want to live their ‘life without limit’ – it’s in Mountain Buggy’s DNA. We hope the event is a huge success with many parents and their little ones enjoying a fun and active morning.’’
Hosts of the inaugural event, Bert Grogor of The Dubai Autodrome said “we are proud to add this exciting event to our calendar; it promises to be a day to remember for all the family”.
Registration is now open at www.thebuggyrun.com.
Prices start at AED150 for a single buggy and single runner
AED245 for a single buggy and two runners. Super Sports is the official registration partner.
ABOUT THE BUGGY RUN – RACE DETAILS
The Buggy Run will take place on Saturday 11th February at Dubai Autodrome. The tentative schedule for the day is as follows:
06:30 – registration and race pack collection
07:30 – race begins
09:00 – race ends
12:00 – event ends
P.S. If you're registered for The Buggy Run, you're entitled to 3 free training sessions.