Training starts now for The Buggy Run 2018!
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Buggy Run 2018 will take place at Dubai Motor City’s Dubai Autodrome, on Saturday, 24th February 2018, sponsored by Kings College Hospital Dubai and Mamas & Papas.
Buggy running classes are being hosted by our official fitness partner, Urban Energy Fitness, at Dubai Marina every Tuesday morning at 9am. There is also an additional class every Friday at 7am in Umm Suqueim Park for anyone who wants to train without a buggy and improve their stamina. With three sessions offered for free as part of The Buggy Run registration, participants are encouraged to sign up soon to make the most of this fantastic support.
“We are delighted to be associated with The Buggy Run this year again. Urban Energy has, for the past 8 years, encouraged new mums to get back into their fitness, and The Buggy Run is a perfect event for the whole family. Mixing fun and fitness is the magic formula to ensure that the new generation of young children continue to enjoy being active” said Laurence Arca Bathe, founder of Urban Energy Fitness.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, the family-friendly event includes an untimed 2.5km and 5km run with buggies, for beginners right through to seasoned runners, with the aim of bringing families and friends together, and encouraging fitness and exercise as a positive and fun experience.
Participants can run, walk or skip the distances solo, as a team, or even as a relay, and older children are welcome to bring bikes or scooters if they prefer.
The only event of its kind in the Middle East, The Buggy Run follows in the footsteps (and buggy tracks) of cities around the world, where buggy-based fitness is a major exercise and lifestyle trend. Nurseries and communities across Dubai have been keen to embrace the idea, with #Buggy Brigade teams already signed up from Babilou and Children’s Oasis Nursery.
“Building on the success of 2017, we’re committed in continuing to play a part in the family fitness movement and are focused on engaging communities across the UAE, from nurseries and residential clusters, to sports groups and health clubs,” commented co-founder, Lara Sweida-Metwally.
“We’re delighted to have our fitness partner, Urban Energy, back on board to offer free training sessions for registrants” added co-founder Nicola Holmes. “We can guarantee a fun morning for all the family with lots of entertainment and prizes to be won.” ■
Registration is now open at www.thebuggyrun.com. Prices start at AED 120 for an individual, AED 170 for a relay team, AED 195 for a family and all registrants receive three free training sessions and a race pack full of goodies on the day. For more information and to keep updated, don’t forget to follow Facebook and Instagram @thebuggyrun