Riyadh Urban Runners (RUR)

Riyadh Urban Runners (RUR) was born in 2016 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Eslam and Duaa. Amal is the lead, running the club in Riyadh since 2017.

We are a community-based running movement encouraging an active lifestyle.

We started in a time where running was slowly emerging in Riyadh. Ladies were particularly hesitant, especially since it was uncommon for ladies to run in public areas.

We wanted to spread the message that there are no obstacles when it comes to running (unless you use hurdles of course). It’s a sport that can be done by anyone and anywhere. Since we started our community running group, we have welcomed all levels of runners – from first-timers to marathon runners. We also welcome all genders, nationalities, professions and cultures.

Our Mission is to utilize outdoor spaces provided, and integrate them into an active and healthy lifestyle to encourage all age groups to participate in outdoor activities – be it walking or running.

Nothing limits us.