Etisalat Gladiators – Obstacle Course Race

Saturday 12th February 2022

Etisalat Gladiators round 3 – you are about to experience the roughest Obstacle Course Race (OCR) in the region – an almighty battle is about to take place at XQuarry.

This time winners (first 3) will also receive product prizes – more details to be shared soon

You and your fellow Gladiators will face 32 challenges that test your strength, endurance, agility, physical skills and mental stamina – including challenges that were built to test the toughest 4WD vehicles that frequent the XQuarry park. Throughout the 5km+ course you will navigate rocky terrain and challenging climbs, move rocks, scale boulders, trudge your way through our mud pit, and use your wit and agility to move swiftly through the gauntlet of obstacles that await you. For our top Gladiators, the challenge is twice as hard as you will aim to complete two full loops in the 10km+ category. There will be two stations with free drinking water and shade along the trail. All essential way points and obstacles will be marshaled to ensure route finding.

Runners and registered spectators will be able to watch and support the Gladiators in our Athlete Village from our viewing area/s with F&B available, music and activities. We will also have an area to wash the dirt away.

PARKING will be available by the Athlete Village directly to the start and finish of the race.

We look forward to welcoming you and friends in true Etisalat Gladiator spirit to share what is on offer throughout the course and in the Etisalat Gladiator Village. PLUS you can enjoy the park after the race is completed – ALL registered participants can register up to 4 guests and you will each gain free General Admission (value AED50) for the rest of the day in the XQuarry Park.

Access and use of the park is at your own risk!

Please read our terms and conditions.

Days until the event








5k – Etisalat Gladiators 12.2.2022

150.00د.إ incl. 5% VAT

10k – Etisalat Gladiators 12.2.2022

175.00د.إ incl. 5% VAT

Saturday 12th February 2022
Be checked in at least 20 minutes before the start of your race.

*There is NO on-the-day registration.

07:30am – Race Check-In Opens
08:20am – Race Check-In Closes for all distances
08:35am – 10km+ Race Starts
09:00am – 5km+ Race Starts
10:30-11:00am – Prize Giving all categories
11:00am – Cut off time all races


What’s included:

  • 1st place Trophies Male/Female
  • First 3 will get product prices
  • Medals for Finishers
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Timing Certificate (digital)
  • Online Timing and Ranking
  • Plenty of Photo Opportunities
  • Free full day admission to XQuarry Park for participants plus 4 guests

Race Entry:

  • 5km+ Loop – Early Bird AED150 (until 31.1.2022)
  • 5km+ Loop – Standard AED250
  • 10km+ Double Loop – Early Bird AED175 (until 31.1.2022)
  • 10km+ Double Loop –Standard AED300


  • Youth Male/Female 16-19 years (only 5k)
  • Masters Male/Female 20-99 years (5k and 10k)

You will automatically be put in one of the categories based on your age.

Unique Venue

XQuarry is the perfect venue with 1 million square metres of adventures to be had.

32+ Obstacles

There are more than 32 obstacles on challenging terrain on the 5km+ loop.

Mud & Water

We guarantee you will get wet and dirty.

Race Village

You get a full day in the race village with F&B and free park access.

Etisalat Gladiators Winner

Friday 22nd October 2021

  • Winner youth female 5k – Dalya Shaikli
  • Winner youth male 5k – Matthew Blankenburgh


  • Winner overall / open female 10k – Stephanie Toma Cruz
  • Winner overall / open male 10k – Dominic Bligh


  • Winner masters female 5k – Maya Sultani
  • Winner masters male 5k – Imran Shariff
  • Winner masters female 10k – Stephanie Toma Cruz
  • Winner masters male 10k – Vikas Nautinal


  • Winner seniors female 5k – Vanda Turcerova
  • Winner seniors male 5k -Ahmed Al Hadidi
  • Winner seniors female 10k – none
  • Winner seniors male 10k – Arindam Paul

The overall results and timings you can find here:

Disclaimer: Late registrations of sponsored tickets were submitted with incomplete data and might not be considered. Runners might have taken shortcuts or skipped obstacles.