Run for HELP, HEALTH and FUN

497 km in 7 days

On the 46th National day celebration, we want to further enhance the unity of the seven emirates by completing  an ultra marathon that touches and crosses each of the 7 emirates of the UAE.

We also want to give back to the community by helping children back on their feet. Our run will promote

  • HELP by raising funds for children who are unable to walk
  • HEALTH by showcasing our run as part of a healthy lifestyle   and
  • FUN by enjoying time together as a team and discovering the UAE on foot

We will start on 18th of November 2017 in Abu Dhabi and cross Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah to end in Hatta at JA Hatta Fort Hotel on the 24th of November with a Social Run as Finish Celebration and celebration of the 46th National Day of the UAE.

On the last evening, the 24.11.2017, all the runners will celebrate the finish of the 7ER/AJF Event with an final event in Hatta at JA Hatta Fort Hotel. This final celebration of the 7ER/AJF Event will be also a get together for the celebration of the 46th UAE National Day. This will give us the opportunity to show our appreciation for the unity of the UAE and its residents - and raise further funds.


Developement of the 7 Emirates Run

 

2010

UAE-based Wendelin Lauxen, holder of Guinness World Record for 'Fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the 7 continents', ran across the United Arab Emirates 575 km in 12 days.

 

2013

Wendelin Lauxen participated in 7EmiratesRun to support the Al Jalila Foundation. Together with his team, Clemens Kastner (Germany), Servee Palmans (Netherlands), Aida Othman (New Zealand), Deirdre O'Leary (Canada), Ekhman Mahmud (Malaysia), Doris Matlok (Australia), they ran in 11 days, 537 kilometers, about the 7 Emirates over the finish line in Downtown Dubai on the UAE National Day.

 

2014

Wendelin Lauxen started the 7EmiratesRun Supports to Al Jalila Foundation and led a full- distance team of UAE -based runners, Aida Othman (New Zealand), Sheikh Mansoor Ali (India), Servee Palmans (Netherlands, Humayun Aslam (Pakistan), Marlon Elaurza (Philippines), Ekhman Mahmud (Malaysia) over the 7 Emirates over a distance of 575 km in 12 days and about the finish line of the German International School Sharjah to Dubai Festival City Centre.

This year there was also a second team ,the relay team, staffed by Mona Lemp, Micheline Pollock, Elizabeth Driver, Clare Mullenger, Deirdre O'Leary, Shawn Mcrae and Carla Duarte.


2015

7EmiratesRun, in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation, is back! 7 teams of 7 runners will run 575 kilometers across the UAE in 12 days [from 21 November 2015 to 2 December 2015] to raise funds to help children back on their feet.

 

In partnership with Al Jalila Foundation and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council the third edition of the Ultra Marathon 7 Emirates Run (7ER) will commence on 21 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi and conclude in Dubai on 2 December 2015 on the occasion of the 44 National Day of the United Arab Emirates. Full distance teams of 7 runners, relay teams of 7 runners will run a total of 575 kilometers across the 7 Emirates over the course of 12 days. The teams will be led by the German/UAE resident Guinness World Record holder Wendelin Lauxen (category: Fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents) and will traverse all 7 Emirates. Wendelin is the founder of the 7 Emirates Run and will run for the forth time. The route goes from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah and finally arriving in Dubai, with an average of 48 kilometers per day. The 7EmiratesRun pays homage to the UAE and its diverse landscape. The runners will have the opportunity to experience the 7 Emirates from a unique perspective, interacting with the community whilst enjoying the country's beauty. Besides the joy of the sporting challenge, there is also a charitable purpose of the run. Embracing the mission "Run for Help, Run for Health, Run for Fun." the runners will run to help children back on their feet by collecting donations for the UAE-based charity, Al Jalila Foundation. Funds raised will be used to pay for life-changing surgery and postoperative medical support for children who suffer from deformities or amputation.