Dubai Creek Striders


DCS Half Marathon Testimonials

Over the last 15 years, we received some very positive feedback from the runners for the Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon, a.k.a. ‘The Best Half Marathon In The World’

  • Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks for organizing such a great race. After a major struggle with the heat in the Abu Dhabi HM in November (with a 2:28 run), I really enjoyed Friday’s race and posted a pb of 1:51. The course was excellent and everything on the day was exceptional – well done!
  • Thank you for the picture and most of all for the emotion the organization gave me before, during and after the fantastic run!!! Congratulations to you all for yet another fantastic ‘best’ half marathon! Brilliantly organized, as always, an amazing atmosphere, scrummy breakfast and great comments all-round from everyone. A most enjoyable event…well done and thank you all for your very hard work
  • Just wanted to say once again thank you for Friday. The organisation was excellent, as was the atmosphere, and the route/race was fantastic. Really enjoyed myself
  • Please pass on thanks to all involved with the race on Friday – as usual brilliantly organised and enjoyable (especially the breakfast). Thanks also for organising near perfect conditions, where nearly everyone I talked to got a PB! Hopefully the Dubai Marathon organisers will be taking notes from you guys…
  • Congratulations on another fantastic event yesterday!
  • Just a quick note to say thank you and well done for what was a great event on Friday. Excellent organisation and marshaling, superb facilities at the start and finish, and of course a very filling breakfast for all at the end. Definitely a winner after the race exertions!
  • From a sponsors perspective we were honoured to have been associated with the event and I wanted to thank you for allowing us this opportunity. We gained some great brand exposure on the day and I sincerely hope we can work together on more events in the future.
  • Thank you all once again for putting on a great event and please pass on our thanks to all involved in the set up. Icing on the cake from a personal perspective was also getting a PB of 1hr 42m, so a very happy day all round!
  • It was a fantastic event last Friday and so well organised. CEMEX were delighted to be part of such a professional event and we hope to be around next year again. It is the Best Half Marathon in the World and I am sure it will continue to grow from strength to strength.
  • Just a quick email to say a great day/morning at your race, the marshals were great and the course was better this year without the turn over the floating bridge. A special thanks to the good looking lady giving out the medals at the end, the kiss made it all worthwhile!
  • I too would like to add my congratulations on the way this event was run. I only have very limited experience, last year’s RAK Half Marathon is the only other one I can compare with. Your event was a much more professionally organised event , It was my pleasure, though a painful one!, to have been involved.
  • Brilliant DCS half. Had great fun and got a PB!! The organisation was immaculate throughout and this event beats all others I’ve attended! Gotta take my hat off to the incredible commitment and focus of all involved. May the force be with you!
  • Great job on Friday by all the Creek Striders team! Made me very proud of being part of this club! Top event well done!
  • Thanks for the world’s best fun run. Hope I am here next year. Really enjoyed the experience.
  • Thanks for a wonderful race on Friday. It was well organized & it looked like everyone enjoyed it.
  • Amazing race! Please pass on a HUGE thank you to all the organisers and voluteers. Really impressed with everything.
  • Thank you all sincerely for arranging what is consistently the best road race in the UAE!!!  Your hard work and hours of organising, culminated in yet another fine day on Friday. From us all at the U.H.M.R.C. (Unlikely Half Marathon Runner’s Club) thanks very much – keep up the good work, it is much appreciated
  • Congratulation on promoting, organising and managing such a great half marathon. I know, like us, many fun and competitive runners enjoy the course, support and great feeling that surrounds this event. We enjoyed it from start to finish (even though we wore the wrong timing chips…doh).
  • Just to say thank you all so much for a fantastic race on Friday.  It really is the best race in Dubai, and we just wanted to say how much we appreciate all the hard work you all put in.  It was a brilliant day.
  • I just wanted to say thank you very much to you and all of your committee for organising such a great race at the weekend. I really enjoyed it and it was a credit to the DCS club and the expat community of Dubai. Well done.
  • I have run 500 races, this one is in the Top 5…
  • Thank you for such a well organised and enjoyable race. I have already recommended to others that they enter next year’s Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon. All the hard work of the organising volunteers was very much appreciated.
  • This was my first Half Marathon and I was very impressed with the very high level of organization. It was a very smooth event. Please convey my gratitude to all concerned.
  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the organisers of the race.  Everything was run so well and I really enjoyed the race. The scenery of the run was amazing and made the two hours go by so quickly.
  • Thank you so much for this great race, my first half marathon. It has been a great experience. I’ll come back next year. Thank you again.
  • Thank you very much for the superbly organised event. This was my first half marathon. I really enjoyed it and was very impressed by the organisation and effort.
  • Many thanks for all your efforts – it was my fifth run and it keeps getting better!
  • I would like to show you my appreciation of the race, I can see from experience that you guys have put in a lot of effort and hours of organizing. Getting sponsors is not an easy task and I appreciate how much money is being spend on little things etc. Also to get the police on your side is an even bigger task! so well done. Your goody bag is fantastic, the route great and it is organized by runners. And that’s why it’s good. After all it is a club organized run, not a outsourced companies event… This people tend to forget. Keep it up, you will always get the complainers but don’t worry, there are way more people appreciating what you do. See you next year!
  • Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work on the weekend. It was a great event and a really lovely run. Keep up the good work. Thanks again for everything.