The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Healthy Kidney 10K is a race that happens annually. It is organized by the New York Roadrunners with support from the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC. The proceeds will go to the National Kidney Foundation. Last year, which was the 12th year, the event honored the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who is the founder and the first president of the UAE. He was one of the beneficiaries of the professionalism, knowledge, and expertise of the United States institutions and doctors.
How many people participate in the race?
More than 10,000 people participate in the popular race that attracts even some of the world’s best athletes, top-ranked professional runners and a delegation of athletes from the UAE. There is a cultural festival during the race, which gives the participants an opportunity to learn about the UAE.
Last year winners
Last year, the Kenyan delegation took five out of the six podium spots with Lucas Rotich winning the men’s top spot in 28:29 while Cynthia Limo won the women’s top spot in 31:39. Both of them received a $25,000 check – tied for the largest first-place prize of any 10K race in the world. NYRR Young Runners presented the check to them.
UAE Healthy Kidney 10K 2017
It will be the 13th annual event that will offer something for everyone. This includes performances by world’s top athletes, finisher medals, a great event to inspire people, great giveaways such as t-shirts to participants, and awesome raffle prizes.
The event hashtag will be #UAEHK10K. You can use it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. There will also be live unofficial results on liveresults.nyrr.org. Its features are map tracking, leaderboards and individual runner search that you can share on social media. The system works well on mobile devices so your friends and family can follow your progress. They will also be able to get unofficial results!
Fee and registration
You should put in mind that your price for the Healthy Kidney 10K takes care of the race and the administrative expenses. To ensure you are supporting the mission fully, you can add an extra donation while registering for the contest.