Put the fun back into fundraising this month with this high-energy obstacle race at Mushrif Park in aid of Al Jalila foundation

We know that, unless you are part of the fit brigade, an obstacle race might sound way too intimidating to be a possibility. However, the Aventura Women’s Warrior Challenge – the UAE’s first women-only obstacle race – makes it a lot easier for would-be warriors. Not only is it women only, but you can choose between the 5km course and the very doable 2.5km course.

If you opt for the 5km course (which has 15 obstacles), you can gather some of your friends and sign up as a group of four warriors. Alternatively, if you have daughters, why not make it into an active  ‘girls day out’ with them by signing them up to the 2.5km Little Warriors course, open to girls aged eight to 15.

Organised by the zip-line experts at Aventura, the courses will be set through the lovely, shady Mushrif Park, which is the protected home of a natural forest of the UAE’s national tree, the ghaf. A non-profit event, all proceeds will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation, which funds medical research, education and treatments here in the UAE.

All participants will receive a race T-shirt, a 50 per cent discount voucher for Aventura Parks and a gift bag. Plus, the added soul glow of knowing you have done your good deed for the day.

April 7

Mushrif Park, Dubai, Sat 7.30am to noon, Dhs147 for 2.5km, Dhs168 for 5km, Dhs131 for Little Warriors, Dhs515 for a group of four. Tel: (052) 1787616. Taxi: Aventura Parks, Mushrif Park. aventuraparks.com