HALF MARATHON 2021
11 December 2021
21K Half Marathon
For the third year in a row, The TriFactory is proud to present the Pyramids Half Marathon, our flagship running race which invited runners from around the world to #RaceThroughHistory at the most iconic of locations: the Great Pyramids of Giza. Egypt’s signature running event features three classic distances, 5K, 10K, & 21K, meaning runners of all ages and abilities can take part and run through 5000 years of history.
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, Khafre, and Menkaure. The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex and is attributed to Pharaoh Khafre. Each of the three structures has its own surrounding buildings which include smaller pyramids for the Pharaohs' wives and families, as well as temples and other facilities. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the largest and last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, although all three pyramids are often given that designation as a group.
100% authentic. 100% amazing. The Pyramids Half Marathon takes you up close and personal to the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World, offering runners the opportunity to choose from three fantastic distances: 5K, 10K, & 21K. The race course features several rolling hills and inclinations, particularly for the half marathon runners.
Runners will be able to pick up their race packs at the Official Pyramids Half Marathon Expo on the TWO days preceding the Pyramids Half Marathon. The Expo will be operational for six hours on both Thursday & Friday for runners to drop by and pick up their Race Packs, attend the Race Briefings, and visit all of the exciting booths that will be set up there by our sponsors and partners.
Expo Day 1 (Thursday, December 9th)
14:00 – 20:00 Race Pack Pick-Up
18:00 English Briefing
19:00 Arabic Briefing
Expo Day 2 (Friday, December 10th)
12:00 – 20:00 Race Pack Pick-Up
18:00 English Briefing
19:00 Arabic Briefing
Race Day (Saturday, December 11th)
8:00 am All three races start
11:00 am Final cut-off time
11:00 am Awards Ceremony
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 5K 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 TriFactory. 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.
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 11:00 am. This allows 21K runners 3 hours to complete the half marathon distance.
Every Pyramids Half Marathon participant (5K, 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.
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!
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Registration for the Pyramids Half Marathon is now closed.
Tickets for the Pyramids Half Marathon include the full Race Pack, access to the Giza Pyramids Plateau, and access to the Race Expo, where every runner needs to pick up their Race Pack. The Race Pack includes the Race ID, Bag, T-Shirt, Magazine, Race Number with MyLaps timing strip, and special giveaways from our sponsors. The ticket fee also includes the Finisher Medal and digital certificate received following successful completion of each runner's race distance.
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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.