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THE PYRAMIDS
HALF MARATHON

10 December 2022
5K Race
10K Race
21K Half Marathon

GENERAL INFO

For the fourth 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.

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, 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. 

RACES

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.

#RACETHROUGHHISTORY

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SCHEDULE

Runners will be able to pick up their race packs at the Official Pyramids Half Marathon Race Expo on the TWO DAYS preceding the Pyramids Half Marathon. The  Race Expo will take place at Arkan Plaza in El Sheikh Zayed and 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 8th)

14:00 – 20:00         Race Pack Pick-Up

18:00                          English Briefing

19:00                          Arabic Briefing

Expo Day 2      (Friday, December 9th)

12:00 – 20:00         Race Pack Pick-Up

18:00                          English Briefing

19:00                          Arabic Briefing

Race Day        (Saturday, December 10th)

8:00 am              All three races start

11:00 am              Final cut-off time

11:00 am              Awards Ceremony

RACE REGULATIONS

Age Requirements:

  • Minimum age for 5K participation: 12 years

  • Minimum age for 10K participation: 14 years

  • Minimum age for 21K participation: 16 years

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.

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 11:00 am. This allows 21K runners 3 hours to complete the half marathon distance. 

RANKING

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.

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Ticket Terms & Conditions:

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

2. The Final Registration Deadline, regardless of Tier, will be on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022.

3. Members can cancel their tickets before the Final Registration Deadline and receive the amount paid as credit in their electronic wallet. The credit can then be used to purchase a new ticket, either for the Pyramids Half Marathon or any other event organised by The TriFactory. If a runner cancels their ticket following the Final Registration Deadline, they will not be eligible for a refund. 

4. Changes: Registered participants can change their distance by cancelling their existing ticket and purchasing a new ticket for the race/distance of their choice. Kindly note that there may be a price difference depending on the registration phase/tier. This means that if a runner purchases a 21K race ticket during Tier 1 for EGP 800, and then chooses to change the distance to 10K once Tier 1 has closed, then the runner will have to cancel their 21K ticket, receive the credit in their electronic wallet, and then purchase their new ticket based on the price of the existing Tier.

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

6. At the Race Expo, participants need to present a valid photo ID along with their email confirmation in order to receive their Race Pack.

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

8. Ticket fees include the full race experience and the Race Pack. They do not include accommodation or transportation. 

 

Registration Procedures:

To book your race ticket, you will first create a new account and then select your race and complete your purchase through one of two ways:
- Online Payment: 
Use your Credit Card to pay online (this option is highly recommended and you will receive an instant confirmation of your registration).

- Cash Payment:
1. Make a cash deposit/transfer to The TriFactory bank account at CIB (Account Number: 100029925709
Account Name: TriFactory)
2. Send the bank slip to our email tickets@thetrifactory.com
3. The credit deposited in the bank account will be made available on your online account within 48 hours of sending the email confirmation to us
4. Register for your chosen race using the credit in your account

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON

TICKETS

Registration for the Pyramids Half Marathon opens at 10:00 on Friday, June 10th, six months to the day of the race itself.

Registration will be managed on a tiered basis, with 1000 tickets allocated per tier, available on a first come, first served basis! Tickets will increase in price once tiers are filled up. Runners are encouraged to sign up quickly in order to benefit from lower ticker prices.

 

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.

Kindly note that ticket prices do not include Value Added Tax (VAT).

Tier 1

Allocation: 1000 tickets

    5K--------EGP 800

      10K--------EGP 800
     21K---------EGP 800

Tier 2

Allocation: 1000 tickets

    5K--------EGP 1000

      10K--------EGP 1000
     21K---------EGP 1000

Tier 4

Allocation: unlimited

    5K--------EGP 1500

      10K--------EGP 1500
     21K---------EGP 1500

Tier 3

Allocation: 1000 tickets

    5K--------EGP 1200

      10K--------EGP 1200
     21K---------EGP 1200