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February 10, 2017

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Sandstorm, Qualifying event for the OCRWC 2017

Dubai Holding’s Sandstorm named Qualifying event for The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships 2017

  • Sandstorm to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai
  • Set across 5KM and 10KM distances with more than 40 unique obstacles, the race is open to all fitness levels
  • Male and female Winners in Sandstorm’s 10KM circuit to participate in World Championships on October 13-15, 2017 in Canada.

Dubai, January 30, 2017: The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC), obstacle course racing's independent world championship, announced today the addition of Sandstorm as a featured qualifying event for the 2017 World Championships.

To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai on February 10, 2017, Sandstorm is the largest and first-of-its kind obstacle race in Dubai.

Set across 5KM and 10KM distances, the race is open to all fitness levels and backgrounds and encompasses more than 40 unique obstacles that integrate with Dubai’s sand dunes, lakes, greenery and wild life. The racetrack is designed by an award-winning team of international course designers, offering a fully immersive experience for the participants throughout the full circuit.

“We are delighted to welcome Sandstorm to our network of qualifying events,” said Adrian Bijanada, OCRWC founder. “According to all reports, Dubai Holding’s Sandstorm team has created a unique and exciting event for Dubai and we are honoured to attend and support their inaugural event in 2017.”

Commenting on the qualification, Ahmad Bin Byat, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Dubai Holding, said: “We are proud to put Dubai on the international map for obstacle racing, a demonstration of our dedicated team’s hard work to create such a remarkable event. Sandstorm is one of the many initiatives that Dubai Holding Corporate Wellness Programme sponsors to promote a healthier, happier and more active nation; and we look forward to supporting members of our community once they compete with other fitness enthusiasts on an international level.”

Sandstorm marks the 10th year anniversary celebrations of Dubai Holding Corporate Wellness Programme, the region’s first employee focused programme of its kind. Since its establishment in 2007, The Dubai Holding Corporate Wellness Programme has actively and positively impacted employees and the wider community through a series of activities, planned interventions and multidisciplinary platforms aimed at promoting a healthier, happier and more active nation.

The top male and female competitors in the 10KM circuit in Sandstorm will be sponsored by Dubai Holding’s Wellness Programme to participate in the World Championship on October 13-15 in Blue Mountain resort, Ontario, Canada. For registration and more information on Sandstorm, please visit


About Sandstorm

Sandstorm powered by Dubai Holding is an exciting obstacle race across four terrain, 40+ obstacles on 5KM and 10KM race distances. A regional pioneer in Corporate Wellness, Dubai Holding is a global investment conglomerate with operations in 24 countries employing over 22,000 people with an AED 130 billion portfolio of assets, which supports the strong development of Dubai’s non-oil economy across sectors.

Sandstorm marks the launch of 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations of the award-winning Dubai Holding Corporate Wellness Programme. This Corporate Wellness Programme underscores Dubai Holding’s organisation-wide commitment through policies and initiatives that encourage health and well-being from simple healthy eating campaigns to organising and participating in national competitive events.

About the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships

Created by Adventurey, LLC and in partnership with 365 Sports Inc., the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships is the first and only independent championship event in Obstacle Course Racing and requires athletes to qualify for a limited number of spots through a network of qualifying events. Designed to celebrate the athletes within the sport, the 2016 competition drew over 3,000 athletes from over 40 countries to compete for cash prizes in individual Elite, Age Group, and Team competitions, making it one of the broadest and most diverse races in obstacle course racing history. For more information, visit

About 365 Sports, Inc

Founded in 2010, 365 Sports Inc. specializes in brand management, field marketing, concept and development, and event production. 365 Sports’ mission is to provide fresh, fun and innovative athletic events to challenge all participants from seasoned athletes to beginners alike. 365 Sports is dedicated to inspiring a healthier and happier society through the combination of exercise and philanthropy. For more information, visit

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