Now runners can participate in a 3K race through snow in a desert, as if 2020 couldn't get any stranger

This has been a weird year for everyone, and news of a bizarre running event in Dubai doesn’t make it any more normal. The DXB Snow Run allows participants to run during a sweltering summer through, wait for it, snow. 

Organized by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Ski Dubai, the Snow Run is scheduled to take place on August 14, when temperatures are expected to be hovering around mid-to-higher 40s. The event gives residents and visitors the opportunity to participate in a 3K run through the snow at Ski Dubai.

The Run will allow participants to not just escape the summer heat, but also give them an opportunity to become a part of history as this is the first such event to be staged in this part of the world. And, most likely, the world’s first snow running competition in a desert.

The “DXB Snow Run” is part of Dubai Sports Council’s “DXB Snow Week”, which will be taking place at Ski Dubai in the Mall of Emirates on August 14 and 15, with participants also having the opportunity to take part in the skiing and snowboarding competitions, which will be held concurrently.

Those interested in taking part in the Run can register through the website, but the DXB Snow Run is restricted to 300 participants. The winter and ice sports sector is the third segment to be opened for competition by Dubai Sports Council following weeks of closure due to COVID-19 pandemic.


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