Sporty women – listen up. The first-ever ladies-only Spartan race in the region is taking place later this month, on Saturday December 16. The XDubai Spartan Race presented by Dubai Holding, will take place at Jebel Ali Racecourse and is open to women only. There are only 1,000 spaces available, though, so you better sign up fast. The race will be run over 5km and comprises more than 20 obstacles (think fire, barbed wire, mud et al) and is expected to attract women from all around the region. It’s open to any ladies aged 15 or older, and the first heat of the day will kick off at 9am. Think you’re tough enough? Sign up before you lose your nerve. Dhs294. Jebel Ali Racecourse, www.spartanarabia.com.