Dubai gears up for The Sand Pit 10k!

Obstacle course challenge will test your fitness and it's coming to Al Barari!
ByLauren SteadmanWednesday , 18 March 2015
Dubai gears up for The Sand Pit 10k!
Get your mates together for a fun physical challenge with a difference!

Does a desert obstacle course sound like fantastic fun? We think so, and now’s your chance to try one!

The Sand Pit is the Middle East’s only 10k event focusing solely on untimed obstacle challenges.

Open to men and women alike running as individuals or teams, it’ll be held in Dubai’s Al Barari district on Friday 17 April, and registration is open now.

Participants must complete 15 challenges, including several water-based ones spaced out evenly to keep them cool during the run.

They’ll be set off in waves throughout the day, and unlike many other fitness challenges, it’s non-competitive, with an emphasis on promoting camaraderie, helping people realise their physical and mental potential and simply having a good time!

Cofounder and CEO Firas Masri said: “The Sand Pit promotes a healthy lifestyle and teamwork, and encourages belief in one’s own capabilities to achieve the unexpected. We wanted to create something that was focused on health and fitness but at the same time was fun and accessible to everyone.

“We understand that a certain percentage have a competitive desire, but it would be impossible to complete The Sand Pit challenge running alone. A number of our 15 obstacles need you to work with others in order to overcome them, such as A Friend in Need and The Quarter Pipe.

“Like the Arabian oryx on our logo, runners are going to work together instead of compete against each other. It’s not a race, people are there to be with each other, to overcome their personal challenges while being part of a team.”

INFO: 8am-4pm, Fri 17 Apr, Dhs360, Al Barari, Dubai, 04 452 6128 or 050 929 3226, register at or pay by cash by calling at Body Language gym, Al Barari, 10am-2pm daily,

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