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The Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with Al Ain Zoo presents the RUN FOR SMILES initiative to support the 10th anniversary of Operation Smile.

Runners/walkers have the option of choosing the 10Km, 5Km and 2.5Km in support of changing the life of children of the world with every AED880 raised. 

Register now and be ready for running on the wild side of Al Ain Zoo whilst raising awareness and much needed funds for Operation Smile.

All participants to receive a bespoke Run For Smiles t-shirt and finisher's medal.

How many animals can you spot?  Did you outsprint the cheetah?  Join us and the Al Ain Zoo residents for a 2.5Km short lap, 5Km long lap or two long laps for the 10km option.  A unique run in one of the most beautiful areas of the UAE.


Wave Start Times

6:30am - 6:40am : 10Km

6:45am - 7:00am : 5Km

7:15am - 7:30am : 2.5Km


Unfortunately, due to Government rulings, we are unable to allow Under 12s or Over 60s to participate in this event.


COVID-19 Protocols - All participants must provide their PCR negative test result to be within 48 hours of event day. Participants vaccinated with the sign (*), (E) or (V) in their ALHOSN app must provide a negative PCR test result within 7 days.


No spectators are allowed within the start/finish event zone.