The Zayed Charity Run, a global humanitarian running race honoring the UAE's Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed, was established over two decades ago.
In 2001, the Zayed Charity Run was created to embody the UAE's vision of spreading love and peace around the world, as well as Sheikh Zayed’s commitment to supporting charitable causes.

The inaugural Abu Dhabi marathon was a huge success, with many people participating to celebrate the Founding Father's charitable spirit. This was followed by the first New York edition in 2005, which was held in collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation in New York City and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington.
Start of fun run at Zayed Charity Marathon Abu Dhabi 2022
Marshal awarding completion medal to a male runner in the Zayed Charity Marathon Abu Dhabi 2022
In 2014, the generous and giving Zayed Charity Run expanded to Egypt, where it is still organized annually by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Egypt, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zayed Charity Run made a triumphant return in 2022, and it will continue to inspire runners in the UAE in November and Egypt in December. The event is poised to reach new heights in 2024, with the addition of Miami and Kerala to the calendar.

So, if you're looking for a 10km, 5km, or 3km race near you, look no further than the 2023/24 Zayed Charity Run!

Ⓒ Zayed Charity Run 2023