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Rlixa, Staff Reporter
Dubai fitness Challenge (DFC), the flagship fitness initiative launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, is gearing up to motivate everyone to renew their commitment to a fitter future with the launch of its 6th edition, running from Oct.29 to Nov.27, 2022.
Building on the mission to become one of the most active cities in the world and showcase Dubai as a great place to live, work and visit, the community across all ages and levels of ability will once again be challenged to complete 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days, along with a packed calendar of activities and events which will be announced soon.
The cityâ€™s annual flagship fitness initiative, which began in 2017, was created to champion Dubaiâ€™s extensive sports and fitness infrastructure and encourage its multi-cultural society to embrace a more active lifestyle.
The fully inclusive challenge was designed to bring people together to get moving, have fun and experience new sports and activities they may not have tried before.
Last year, 1,650,000 participants took part in the initiative, up by 10 per cent from 2020 and representing nearly half of the population of Dubai.
DFC 2022 will see the return of Dubai Ride on Nov.6, one of its flagship events - offering families, recreational cyclists and cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in the unique experience of riding past Dubaiâ€™s iconic landmarks on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Dubai Run will take over Sheikh Zayed Road on Nov.20, offering families, aspiring runners and professional runners the chance to take part in the cityâ€™s largest community run.
Last yearâ€™s edition saw record numbers of participation in these two events, with 33,000 cyclists taking part in Dubai Ride, and 146,000 runners joining Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road.
More information about the line-up and details of how to register for this yearâ€™s challenge will be available over the coming weeks.
With a wealth of fitness tips and ideas available, everyone is encouraged to start planning their own personal fitness journey ahead of the starting whistle on Oct.29, 2022.