ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

Race day information

ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon


Abu Dhabi

17th December 2022


6:00 AM


  • 03:30 am parking open

  • 04:30 am race village opens

  • 04:30 am bag drop opens for marathon, relay and 10km runners only

  • 06:00 am Marathon and Marathon Relay start

  • 06:30 am 10KM race start

  • 08:45 am 2.5KM race start

  • 09:30 am 5KM race start

  • 12:15 pm ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon cut off time

Marathon and Relay Runners

Start time: 06:00 am

Starting point: King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St behind ADNOC Tower.

Finish point: ADNOC HQ South Plaza


Marathon Relay Runners

Start time: 06:00 am

Starting point: King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St behind ADNOC Tower.

Finish point: ADNOC HQ South Plaza

Relay teams are made up of 2 runners.

  • Runner A will complete 22KM and will start from the main start line with the other marathon distance runners.

  • Runner B will complete 20KM and will start at the 22KM mark at the roundabout on Saif Ghobash Street.

  • Runner B will drive to Zayed Sports City and park in the designated area. We suggest you arrive by 06:00am. You will then be directed to the relay handover point by our Marshalls and wait for runner A to arrive. A bag drop facility will be available at the handover point.

  • On completing 22KM, runner A will hand the team bib to runner B at the relay handover point on Saif Ghobash Street.

  • Runner A will collect their medal from the hand over point.

  • Shuttle buses will take runner A’s back to the event village. Shuttle buses will leave when full from 07:30 and the last bus will leave at 09:00.

  • Runner B will collect their medal from the finish line.

  • Shuttle buses will take runner B’s from the bus stop outside the Intercontinental Hotel to the parking at Zayed Sports City once the event is finished. Buses will leave once full between 9:30am and 1pm.

  • All relay teams will be sent an email outlining these plans with the confirmed meeting points.

Relay Runner A and B bib example

Team bib with timing chip example

ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

the route

The marathon route will start in front of ADNOC HQ, before weaving past a host of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, including Al Bateen Palace, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Hosn, and World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, concluding at ADNOC HQ South Plaza, where all of our runners can celebrate together in the race village.

The total elevation gain is less than 100 meters and the full route will be on road surface.


Our pacing team will return for the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2022. All pacers will be clearly marked by the balloons they are carrying and will display the pace they are following on their shirt.

Pacers will be provided for the following target times:

  • 3 hours 20mins

  • 3 hours 40mins

  • 4 hours

  • 4 hours 30mins

  • 5 hours


Along the route there will be refreshment stations every 3-4KM intervals offering:

  • Al Ain Water

  • Pocari Sweat

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Gu Energy Gels

  • Toilets

Medical: Medical support will be available at strategic points throughout the course and at the start and finish lines.

Dropping out: Athletes with an injury or who want to leave the race will be picked up by the “support bus” following the last runners. They will be transported back to the finish area, where they can reclaim their bags.


A bag drop facility will be provided for all participants running in the marathon, relay and 10KM distances. You can only use the official race bag that was given to you by the organisers.

Please be aware that bag drop for the marathon and relay runners will be located next to the marathon and relay start line. The bag drop for the 10KM runners will be located next to the 10KM start line.

The bag must be marked using the tag provided on the bottom of your bib. You need to tear the strip off your bib and attach it to the bag strap. When you collect your bag, you will be asked to show your bib as proof of ownership.

Clothes and personal items should be place loose inside the bag to facilitate security checks.

Do not leave valuables in the bag. The organisers, any partners or sponsors will not be held liable for any theft or loss of belongings.


The 10KM, 5KM and 2.5KM events will be run on out and back routes starting opposite Al Majlis St Parking Lot in front of Nation Towers on the Corniche and finishing on King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (next to the event village).

10 km

Start time: 06:30 am

2.5 km

Start time: 08:45 am

5 km

Start time: 09:30 am


  • 10KM participants: Water will be available at the 5KM point and at the finish.

  • 5KM participants: Water will be available at the halfway point and at the finish

  • 2.5KM participants: Water will be available at the finish.


Your timing chip is on your race bib. You must wear the bib throughout the race until you cross the finish line. Each athlete will be timed from the start, at the finish and at 5KM points in between.

For each athlete the following times will be calculated:

  • Gun time-from the starters gunshot to crossing the finish line

  • Net time-from passing the start line to crossing the finish line


After crossing the finish line, athletes will find:

  • Finisher’s medal

  • Refreshment stations - Al Ain Water, Pocari Sweat and fruit

  • Bag collection

  • Access to the event village and entertainment

  • Race photos


Final results will be available on our website:

You will be able to download your finishers certificate from the results page


Participants in all events will be awarded a unique ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2022 finishers medal.

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