The dates of the 2022 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon have been announced


More than 12,000 runners took part in 2021.

It’s time to start training as the date for 2022 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon has been announced.

The event which attracted more than 12,000 runners in 2021, will take place on 17 December 2022.

Revealed at the Leaders Sport Business Summit in Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) said; “The Abu Dhabi Marathon has risen to a global level and has become one of the important sporting events inspiring platforms for awareness, education and consolidation of the importance of sport in the daily life of our people and residents.

“Last year’s elite race saw fierce competition from an incredible field of international talent. This year, we look forward to welcoming the stars of the sport back to Abu Dhabi and reinforcing the capital’s status as a world-class sporting destination.”

To help athletes and amateurs train for the event, a series of community initiatives, including a year-round calendar of official training sessions, workshops and year-round race preparation events, providing a structured programme that caters for all levels, from first time fun runners to competitive athletes will be held.

It was also revealed at the aforementioned summit that the World Triathlon Championship Finals will be held in the city for the first time and that every Abu Dhabi resident will have the opportunity to represent the UAE at the competition.

Registrations for all event distances are now open for the fourth edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon on Saturday 17 December 2022, with early bird discounts of up to 30 per cent available for a limited period.

You can register online at ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon.


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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.