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Three days left to become a marshal at the Formula 1 Grand Prix!

(photo © SWB Sports Co Za)

With tickets to the upcoming 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix selling like hot cakes (apparently this year marked a new record, with 75% already gone) becoming a volunteer marshal sounds like a great option!

The Abu Dhabi Touring Club UAE (ATC) is looking for volunteer marshals to help trackside at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix.
All they need are individuals which are at least 18 years old of age, committed to attend the trainings and willing to actively participate in the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Today I called the ATC and they have been incredibly helpful: basically they said that they already have around 70% of the marshals they need, but they still have openings, so if you think you might be available to volunteer for this event please send your confirmation at no later than Wednesday 11 June. (Yes, in just about three days).

The first training is scheduled for this Friday, 13 June at 1PM, and it will last until 5PM – at the latest.
It will be held in the Media Centre inside the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Registration will be open from 12.
Another two or three trainings will follow ( The next dates should be: Friday the 12 September and Friday the 10 October) and then an official list of the marshals will be released. Please note that attending the training do not automatically ensure you a marshalling place.

If you read this post and the 11 is already in the past, no worries: you can still email them and they will put your name in their database, ready to be called at the next chance: the ATC needs marshals for a lot of other races throughout the year, not only the F1, such as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and more.

If you like racing and want to experience the thrill of being trackside, you better hurry up!

Click HERE to read more about SPORT or HERE about volunteering in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Color Run – 29th March

Color Run presented by Daman's Activelife all set for Abu Dhabi

(Photo: © Color Run)

Saturday the 29th of March, at the Yas Marina Circuit, everyone is invited to take part in a (literal) explosion of colours, a celebration of sports and joie-de-vivre.

The Colour Run is a non-competitive run: this 5 Km event sees runners wearing white and becoming moving works of art with each kilometer, as they are doused from head to toe in coloured powder, whilst live music pumps out of speakers along the course.
And for those who ask …but why?! I respond: why not?! (But yes, maybe do not wear a very expensive white t-shirt, that’s it).

This concept was originally invented in America, as a way to raise money for charity and have fun at the same time, but it is now a worldwide event, open to all ages and levels of fitness. Check the official FAQ page for more information, or the official website, facebook page, instagram, or youtube.

Registrations are already open and will close on Saturday 22nd of March. Places are limited so those interested best hurry up!
Entries cost 140 AED and include a gift pack, an event t-shirt, a sweatband and a colour pack. Part of the registration fee will be donated to charity through Just Giving.

Click HERE to read more about SPORTS in Abu Dhabi.line

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