Frequently Asked Questions

Organisers have made the decision to postpone in the interest of health and safety following the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Stay tuned as ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon will be announcing the new 2021 dates soon!

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

Runners who choose not to take part (or are unable to do so) in the rescheduled event in 2021 will receive a refund of their 2020 entry fee, minus a nominal administration fee. All registered participants will be given to the end of October 2020 to request a refund.
Please email with the email subject ‘2020 Refund Request’.

Organisers are working with the local authorities to ensure strict safety measures and social distancing protocols are put in place. These will be communicated via email to all registered runners as part of the race day logistics and procedures to follow.

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:

Friday, 11 December. 6AM for the Marathon, Relay and 10 KM races and 10AM for the 5 KM and 2.5 KM races.

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.

You can cancel registrations up to 31 October 2020. Thereafter entry fees will not be refundable. Please note there is an online processing fee of AED30 or 5% (whichever is greater).

Changes are possible up to 31 October 2020, but subject to availability and at the discretion of the race organiser. The cost of a change request is AED30.

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 31 October 2020.

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

Personalised Race Bibs
The deadline for personalised race bibs is 31 October 2020. This service is provided free of charge for all runners that sign up before this date, meaning you will automatically receive your bib with your name on it and the flag representing your nationality. Registrations received from 1 November will not have bibs that display a name and flag representing your nationality.


Bus Service
The deadline for booking the Dubai-Abu Dhabi-Dubai bus service is the 31 October 2020. The cost is AED60, plus VAT.  Buses depart from Ibn Battuta Metro Station, Dubai, at 3AM on race day.  If you didn’t request this service during registration and still wish to, then please send an email to with the subject ‘Bus Service 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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