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EL GOUNA HALF MARATHON

El Gouna Half Marathon 2024 will take place on Saturday, November 16th.

El Gouna Half Marathon is the Red Sea's premier running race. 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 21K, 10K, and 5K routes all provide runners with amazing race courses that wind their way through the beautiful scenery of El Gouna!

GETTING TO THE RACE

Athletes are expected to make their way to El Gouna by Thursday, in order to collect their Race Number & Race T-Shirt on Friday, the night before the race. 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.

IMPORTANT LOCATIONS AT EL GOUNA

The Race Pack Pick-Up & Briefing Area, Start Line Zone, and Finish Line Zone are all located at Abu Tig Marina, in the heart of El Gouna. 

There is parking available near the Start Line Zone, where participants will be able to park before the race begins. 

Participants should note that there is no baggage claim at El Gouna Half Marathon. Runners are advised to leave their belongings at their homes or hotels, in their parked vehicles, or with friends and family. 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday 15/11 - RACE PACK PICK-UP

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm........Race Pack & Race Number Pick-Up

6:00 pm & 7:00 pm......Arabic & English Briefing Sessions

Saturday 16/11 - RACE DAY

 

6:00 am   - Arrival to the Start Line Zone

7:00 am   - 5K, 10K & 21K races start

10:00 am - 1K Kids Race

10:00 am - Final Cut-Off Time for all three races

10:30 am - Awards Ceremony

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

** The final cut-off time for all races is at 10:00 am, giving all runners a full three hours to complete their races.

RACE PACK PICK-UP & BRIEFING SESSIONS

Race Pack Pick-Up and English & Arabic Briefing Sessions.

Friday, November 15th

Race Pack Pick-Up: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Arabic Briefing: 6:00 pm

English Briefing: 7:00 pm

Kindly note that runners will not be able to collect their Race Packs on the day of the event. Participants who will be arriving to El Gouna late on Thursday night and require special arrangements to be made should notify the organising body beforehand by emailing run@elgounahalfmarathon.com.

START LINE ZONE

The Start Line Zone is where all athletes must head to on the morning of the RACE DAY.

You must have your Race Number securely attached to your t-shirt when you arrive at the Start Line Zone. 

At the Start Line Zone, you will find the following:​​

  • Water Station

  • Ambulance (for last minute medical needs)

  • Start Line Zone Stage for final announcements

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10 minutes before the race start time, runners will be directed to the Start Line to begin their race.

SPECTATORS

The event wouldn’t be the same without friends, family, and spectators cheering on the runners! Spectators can accompany participants to the event in the morning, and are encouraged to support them on the course as they run throughout El Gouna.

Please note that spectators are not permitted to cross the Finish Line with runners.

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 Pure water & Lamar juice.

  • Visit the Medical Tent for any medical problems.

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

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

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