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EL GOUNA HALF MARATHON

About:

El Gouna Half Marathon takes you through the wonderful and scenic roads of El Gouna. The course is almost entirely flat, with minimal elevations as a result of a few bridges that participants will cross as they take on the course. The 10K and 5K routes follow a similar path, but are naturally shorter and so they do not cover all the sites that the 21K runners will encounter.

Stay tuned for the official announcement regarding the date of the 2021 edition!

Getting To The Race:

Athletes are expected to make their way to El Gouna by Thursday, in order to collect their Race Packs and Race Numbers. El Gouna is located just 25 kilometers from Hurghada, meaning participants who are not Gouna residents can easily reach the destination via car or internal flight, while those traveling from major cities abroad can fly directly to Hurghada International Airport. Alternatively, participants can use a transportation service such as Go Bus, or other bus services that travel to El Gouna. 

Schedule:

Thursday

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm........Race Pack & Race Number Pick-Up

8:00 pm & 8:30 pm......Arabic & English Briefing Sessions

Friday - RACE DAY!

8:00 am - 21K Race Start

9:00 am - 5K & 10K Start

11:00 am - Awards Ceremony

*All athletes should arrive to the Race Venue at least 45 minutes before their Start Time.

** The final cut-off time for all races is at 11:00 am, giving 21K runners 3 hours and 5K & 10K runners 2 hours. 

Running Conduct:

Runners must complete the entire prescribed distance for their race within the cut-off time. 21K runners will have a full 3 hours to complete their distances. 10K & 5K runners will have 2 hours to complete their distances.​ Runners are permitted to wear earphones while running.​ Runners are requested to run on the right-hand side, as many of the roads and paths will be operated both ways, with runners going and coming on the same path.

Nutrition Stations:

Nutrition will be provided to all runners on the course and at the Finish Line, but it is recommended that all runners plan their nutrition strategy in advance and make sure they have everything that they need ready for race day. Available nutrition will include:

  • Water (in small 330ml plastic bottles)

  • Bananas

  • Dates

​Nutrition Stations will be spread out regularly across the course, roughly every 3K.

Finish Line Zone:

After you complete your race you will cross the Finish Line. There you will be able to:

  • Receive your race medal!

  • Help yourself to Nestle water 

  • Visit the Medical Tent for any medical problems

  • ​Head to the Spectator Zone to see your friends and family

  • Attend the Awards Ceremony, where the winners will be announced​

More Information:

Find more information, including official Course Maps, Spectator Info, Social Distancing Guidelines, and more at www.elgounahalfmarathon.com.

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