Frequently Asked Questions

Friday, 26 November 2021.

Runners who have already registered will automatically be rolled over to the new date.

ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon supports the fight against COVID-19 and follows the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and Abu Dhabi Sport Council (ADSC) guidelines to ensure the highest safety standards and relevant preventative measures to protect the health and safety of its community members. Please read the guidelines carefully to see if you are eligible to participate in the 2021 event, which is to be held on Friday, 26 November 2021.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding and please stay safe.


Participation Guidelines

• All participants register electronically.

• Participants in the event must be between 6 and 70 years of age.

• People with chronic diseases are not allowed to participate in the event.

• All participants must sign a pledge to abide by the conditions for the event’s precautionary measures.

• All participants in the event must undergo a COVID-19 test according to the time set by the health authorities.

• All participants are required to prove they received the COVID-19 vaccination and the letter E or * on the Al Hosn application.

• Everyone must present the result of the COVID-19 test via the Al Hosn application for a period of  96 hours at most.


                                                            الاجراءات المتبعة للتسجيل في الفعالية

.التسجيل لجميع المشاركين إلكترونيا •

.تحديد سن المشاركة للبطولات بين 6 – 70 سنة •

.عدم السماح للأشخاص من لديهم امراض مزمنة بالمشاركة في الفعالية •

.على جميع المشاركين التوقيع على تعهد الالتزام بالشروط الخاصة بالإجراءات الاحترازية للفعالية •

.على جميع المشاركين في الفعالية اجراء فحص كوفيد-19 حسب ما تراه الجهات الصحية مناسبا كتوقيت •

.على جميع المشاركين إظهار حالة حاصل على تطعيم كوفيد19 وحرف  E أو * عبر تطبيق الحصن •

.يتوجب على الجميع إبراز نتيجة فحص كوفيد 19 عبر تطبيق الحصن لمدة لا يتجاوز 96 ساعة •




Kindly note, participants under the age of 16 years require a negative PCR test result within 96 hours of the event and do not need to be fully vaccinated. However, anyone who is between 16 to 70 years old must be fully vaccinated and requires a negative PCR test result within 96 hours of the event to take part.





Please email and the organiser will respond to your request. Please note that this Inbox is monitored periodically with increased frequency as the race date nears.

Entry is online through the official website and you can visit for all our entry fees information.

Our event programme includes 5 races that you can register for:

The confirmation email is sent once you successfully submit and pay for your registration online. If you did not receive it, please first check your Junk folder in case the email went there before contacting us at to request a follow up.

Entry fees will be refundable for 2020 (those that cannot race on the new date) and 2021 participants until 31 October 2021. Thereafter, no refunds will be processed. To request a refund, please send an email to  with the word ‘Refund’ in the subject. Please note that a AED30 administration charge will be applied, plus any bank transfer fees against the refundable amount.

This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the race organiser. The cost of a change request is AED30. Please send an email to  with the subject ‘Category Change Request’. Please note last-minute requests cannot be accommodated and the organiser requires at least 2 months’ notice period.

Please email as soon as possible and advise us of the correct details. As we near race date, please note that incorrect t-shirt sizes will be corrected, but the size cannot be guaranteed unless received before the 30 September 2021.

Please contact with the relevant subject… e.g. Change of Address, Phone etc.

Personalised T-shirts

The deadline is the 30 September 2021. You can personalise your t-shirt for AED60, plus VAT during registration and have 15 characters to use as you wish – enter your name, nickname, cause or club. If you didn’t do this during registration and still wish to, then please send an email to  with the subject ‘Personalised T-shirt Request’.

Race Pack Delivery

The deadline for requesting race pack delivery is 30 September 2021.  For just AED50, plus VAT, you can ensure your race pack and bib are delivered direct to your door if you live within the UAE. If you didn’t request this service during registration and still wish to, then please send an email to  with the subject ‘Race Pack Delivery Request’.


Please contact with the subject ‘Pacing Request’, stating your marathon PB, providing your two latest marathon results and proof of these results as well as a bit of information about your running history. We will then be in touch after assessing your suitability. Thank you for your interest in pacing at the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon.

If you would like to volunteer to help support those running in the event, please get in touch with us

Please email with your payment concerns and the organiser will see what alternative solution is possible.


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