Your Passport to the 10km

01 Mar 2013

Take your running addiction on the road. Put these scenic races in your diary

World’s Best 10km 
San Juan, Puerto Rico claims to host the world’s best 10km. Seeing as Paula Radcliffe finished in just 30:21 in 2003 breaking a world record, they’re probably right. Sign up now for the race on 24 February 2013 and get ready to run over the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge and spy the San Jose Lagoon. Registration from Dhs130. Visit

Bolder Boulder 
Boulder, Colorado hosts the USA’s largest road race. Last year’s race saw 54,000 runners hit the start line. Colorado’s high altitude provides a unique challenge for runners. Registration prices start at Dhs210 for this race in May 2013. Visit for details.

World 10k Bangalore 
Explore the colourful streets of Bangalore in May 2013 while getting a workout. The race is directed by British former runner Hugh Jones, and attracts runners from all over the world. Registration priced Dhs150. Visit

Bupa London 10,000 
Enjoy some sightseeing while burning calories at the same time. This 10km road run on 27 May 2013 starts in St James Park and finishes close to Buckingham Palace. Get ready to spot such athletes as Olympian Mo Farah, who has won this race four times. Registration starts at Dhs135. Visit for details.

Great Ethiopian Run 
One of Africa’s most vibrant countries is also home to one of the world’s top 10km runs. Over 35,000 runners will hit the streets of Addis Ababa on November 2013. Registration price starts at Dhs175. Visit for more details.