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Dubai's new Sandstorm race gets world qualifier status

Obstacle Course Racing World Championships adds Feb 10 race as a featured qualifying event

Dubai's new Sandstorm race gets world qualifier status

The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) has announced the addition of Dubai's new Sandstorm as a featured qualifying event for the 2017 World Championships.

To be held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai on February 10, Sandstorm is the largest and first-of-its kind obstacle race in Dubai.

Set across 5km and 10km distances, the race is open to all fitness levels and backgrounds and encompasses more than 40 unique obstacles that integrate with Dubai’s sand dunes, lakes, greenery and wild life.

The racetrack is designed to offer a fully immersive experience for the participants throughout the full circuit, a statement said.

“We are delighted to welcome Sandstorm to our network of qualifying events,” said Adrian Bijanada, OCRWC founder. “According to all reports, Dubai Holding’s Sandstorm team has created a unique and exciting event for Dubai and we are honoured to attend and support their inaugural event in 2017.”

Commenting on the qualification, Ahmad Bin Byat, vice chairman and managing director, Dubai Holding, said: “We are proud to put Dubai on the international map for obstacle racing, a demonstration of our dedicated team’s hard work to create such a remarkable event.

"Sandstorm is one of the many initiatives that Dubai Holding Corporate Wellness Programme sponsors to promote a healthier, happier and more active nation; and we look forward to supporting members of our community once they compete with other fitness enthusiasts on an international level.”

The top male and female competitors in the 10km circuit in Sandstorm will be sponsored by Dubai Holding’s Wellness Programme to participate in the World Championship on October 13-15 in Blue Mountain resort, Ontario, Canada.

For registration and more information on Sandstorm, visit sandstormdxb.ae

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