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THE PYRAMIDS

HALF MARATHON 2020

22 FEBRUARY 2020

 

6K Race

10K Race

21K Half Marathon

GENERAL INFO

The Pyramids Half Marathon takes place on February 22nd, 2020, inviting runners from around the world to run at the most iconic of locations: the Great Pyramids of Giza. Egypt’s signature running event features the 21K in addition to the 10K and 6K distances, meaning anyone can take part and run through 5000 years of history.

DESTINATION

The Giza Plateau is the home of the Great Pyramids of Giza, world-renowned landmarks and among the best preserved structures remaining from Pharaonic times. The Pyramids Complex comprises the three main pyramids: Khufu, Kafre, and Menkaure. The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex and is attributed to Pharaoh Kafre. Each of the three structures has its own surrounding buildings which include smaller pyramids for the Pharaoh’s wives and family, as well as temples and other facilities.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the largest and is officially the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, although all three pyramids are often given that designation as a group. 

RACES

100% authentic. 100% amazing. The Pyramids Half Marathon takes you up close and personal to the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. The race course features several rolling hills and inclinations, particularly for the half marathon runners.

SCHEDULE

Runners will be able to pick up their race packs at the Official Pyramids Half Marathon Expo on the three days preceding the Pyramids Half Marathon.

Wednesday 19 February

14:00 – 20:00         Athlete Registration 

Thursday 20 February

14:00 – 20:00         Athlete Registration 

Friday 21 February 

14:00 – 20:00         Athlete Registration 

Saturday 22 February 

     08:00                All three races start

     11:00                Awards Ceremony

RACE REGULATIONS

The Pyramids Half Marathon is open to all runners, regardless of age or ability. There is no entrance criteria or qualification necessary for registration. The minimum age for the 6K race is 8 years, for the 10K it is 12 years, and for the 21k distance it is 14 years old. Age is calculated based on year of birth.

The Pyramids Half Marathon will be organised in accordance with international standards and the rules and regulations set forth by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the Egyptian Athletics Federation, and the Race Organiser. Doping controls will be regulated by the relevant authorities and the Race Organiser reserves the right to request random drug testing of any athlete at the event.

CUT-OFF TIMES

As with many major races around the world, the Pyramids Half Marathon will adopt a strict cut-off time in order to maintain the level of competition for each distance and due to the inability to block off the roads indefinitely while runners complete their race. There is one cut-off time for all the races, which will be at 10:00 am. This allows 21K runners 3 hours to complete the half marathon distance. 

RANKING

Every Pyramids Half Marathon participant (6K, 10K, & 21K), receives a finisher’s medal upon completion of their race. Rankings will be organised in overall and age group categories. Overall winners (top three males and top three females for each distance) will receive special prizes.

TRAINING

Personalised Training Program via Training Peaks

Produced by our certified coaches, your Personalised Training Program gives you the flexibility to train at your own convenience while at the same time benefiting from regular follow-up from your coach. All you have to do is stick to the plan and the results are guaranteed!

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TRAVEL

Special accommodation packages are available to all runners and visitors during the event week. Whether you are coming to compete or to cheer and support your friends and family, we have the package for you!

Get in touch now on travel@thetrifactory.com

TICKETS

Registration for the Pyramids Marathon will be available only on the official Pyramids Half Marathon website. Race pack pick-up, including Race ID, Race T-Shirt, & Official Race Bib, will be conducted at the Marathon Expo.

The registration fee covers the full race experience including the race bag, automatic timing service, participation medal, race certificate, event t-shirt, and invitations to the awards ceremony!

Early-bird Deadline: 20 December

        6KM---------------500LE
        10KM--------------500LE
        21KM--------------600LE

General Deadline: 31 January

      6KM---------------600LE
      10KM--------------600LE
      21KM--------------700LE
 

     Late Deadline: 7 February

(subject to availability) 

      6KM---------------700LE
      10KM--------------700LE
      21KM--------------800LE

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. Payment of tickets can be made online (highly recommended for instant confirmations) or through cash deposits at CIB Bank

2. Tickets are non-refundable.

3. Members can cancel their tickets before the General Registration Deadline and receive the amount paid as credit in their electronic wallet, to be only used for future bookings. 

4. Tickets cannot be transferred/resold to other participants under any circumstances.

5. Participants need to present a photo ID at the event that matches the ticket to receive the race pack.

6. Ticket holders may change their race choice before the Final Registration Deadline by canceling the ticket and purchasing a new one. 

7. Following the General Registration Deadline, no changes or cancellations will be possible.

8. Ticket fees do not include accommodation or transportation.

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