SARADAR BANK Women's Race Information

SARADAR BANK Women's Race, a Beirut Marathon Association event, returns in 2018 to Beirut on the 22nd of April, under the message "​DRAW YOUR PATH"; A call to action for all women in Lebanon to keep moving forward, and to rise to the challenges of every day no matter how big or small.​

The Beirut Marathon Women's race was launched in 2013 with the goal to empower women through the simple sport of running. Women from all walks of life, all ages, and all backgrounds participate in this race designed specifically for them. By committing to run 10 KM for herself, her cause, her health, her loved ones and her future, every woman realizes that she is capable of much more, be it by breaking her own record or completing the distance for the first time, this is her race to celebrate, compete, achieve and become.

Description of Races Elite Runners BIB Pick Up Results Prize Money Road Closure Official Pictures Maps Rules & Regulations

Elite Runners

BMA NGO

Nisrine Njeim

Year Of Birth 1983
Club Inter-Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
37:44
Season Best
(10 KM)
37:44
BMA NGO

Lea Iskandar

Year Of Birth 1995
Club Let's Run
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
40:11
Season Best
(10 KM)
40:11
Note 2017 Lebanese Champion in 10,000m
BMA NGO

Aline Merheb

Year Of Birth 1988
Club Inter-Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
41:50
Season Best
(10 KM)
41:50
Note 2nd at the 2017 Lebanese Championship
in 5,000m & 10,000m
BMA NGO

Hala El Murr

Year Of Birth 1981
Club Let's Run
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
41:53
Season Best
(10 KM)
41:53
Note Winner of the ISF Half Marathon 2017
BMA NGO

Randa Darkoub

Year Of Birth 1992
Club Inter-Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
42:14
Season Best
(10 KM)
42:14
Note 3rd at the 2017 Lebanese Championship
in Half Marathon
BMA NGO

Jennifer Tomazou

Year Of Birth 1996
Club Champions
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
42:15
Season Best
(10 KM)
42:15
Note 3rd at the 2017 Lebanese Championship
in 10,000m
BMA NGO

Nadine Kalot

Year Of Birth 1971
Club Inter-Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
42:16
Season Best
(10 KM)
42:16
Note 2017 Lebanese Champion in the Half Marathon
BMA NGO

Ghina Assir

Year Of Birth 1983
Club Champions
Nationality Lebanese
Personal Best
(10 KM)
42:17
Season Best
(10 KM)
42:17
Note 2nd at the 2017 Lebanese Championship
in Half Marathon

SARADAR BANK WOMEN'S RACE – OFFICIAL RESULTS

The Beirut Marathon Association commits to delivering financial and in kind awards to the winners within 60 days post-race, whereas for competitive races and marathon winners, who are subject to random doping, the delivery shall be made within 90 days post-race. After these deadlines, the Beirut Marathon Association shall not be held responsible.

To view the official results, please click here.

PRIZE MONEY & AWARDS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Awards Rules & Regulations
Applicable to All Races

  • Only runners, who are awarded an official time by crossing the Finish Line wearing their registered timing tag, will be entitled to trophies. In addition, all winners must have a recorded time at each of the timing checkpoints along the course. No tag, No Time, No Trophy!
  • Registered runners will only be entitled to trophies of their respective registered race category.
  • Winners of the overall categories will be based on their respective GUN TIME
  • Winners of the age categories will be based on their respective tag TIME
  • Trophy winners declared post event must submit their proof of age, as original identification documents will be required by the event organizers in order to proceed with the awards ceremony.
  • Prize Money Rules & Regulations
    Applicable to the 10 KM Race

  • Only runners, who are awarded an official time by crossing the Finish Line wearing their registered timing tag, will be entitled to prize money. In addition, all prize winners must have a recorded time at each of the timing checkpoints along the course. No tag, No Time, No Prize Money!
  • Only runners who fall within the finish positions as indicated in the prize money structure of the race, will be entitled to prize money in their respective categories. Kindly make sure to review the prize money structure of your race.
  • In the event of an athlete failing the dope test, she will not be eligible for prize money or an official time and will be disqualified from the race. Such athletes may also be reported to the National Federation and/or the IAAF.
  • No prize money will be paid until the complete results of the doping test have been received and the race judges have issued their final decisions.
  • Prize winners declared post event must submit their proof of age, as original identification documents will be required by the event organizers in order to proceed with the disbursement.
  • Legitimately claimed prize winnings will be paid only to bank accounts of the named winner, licensed Athlete Manager or Parent/Guardian (for those 18 or under)
  • International payments will be converted at the prevailing bank exchange rate.
  • Local and international banking transfer fees will be deducted from the prize winnings.
  • Prize winnings not claimed within 30days will be forfeited; no future claim will be entertained.
  • Each runner is allowed only one prize money.
  • There will be strictly no transfer of prize money between race categories.
  • Lebanese citizens are mandatorily required to submit their original Lebanese ID or Passport to proceed with the award ceremony or/and with the disbursement
  • The Executive Organizing Committee reserves the right to substitute any prize at its discretion for an equal or greater value prize. The decision of the officially appointed judges and the Race Director is final.
  • Prize Money

    No. 10 KM RACE Overall Amount
    1 1st Place $ 800.00
    2 2nd Place $ 500.00
    3 3rd Place $ 300.00
    TOTAL $ 1,600.00

    Awards Categories

    Qty Position Race Name Category
    1 3rd Place 10 KM Race Overall
    2 2nd Place 10 KM Race Overall
    3 1st Place 10 KM Race Overall
    4 3rd Place 10 KM Race Hand Cycle
    5 2nd Place 10 KM Race Hand Cycle
    6 1st Place 10 KM Race Hand Cycle
    7 3rd Place 10 KM Race Visually Impaired
    8 2nd Place 10 KM Race Visually Impaired
    9 1st Place 10 KM Race Visually Impaired
    10 3rd Place 10 KM Race Standard Wheelchair
    11 2nd Place 10 KM Race Standard Wheelchair
    12 1st Place 10 KM Race Standard Wheelchair
    13 3rd Place 10 KM Race Relay
    14 2nd Place 10 KM Race Relay
    15 1st Place 10 KM Race Relay
    16 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (14 - 15)
    17 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (14 - 15)
    18 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (14 - 15)
    19 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (16 - 17)
    20 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (16 - 17)
    21 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (16 - 17)
    22 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (18 - 19)
    23 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (18 - 19)
    24 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (18 - 19)
    25 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (20 - 34)
    26 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (20 - 34)
    27 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (20 - 34)
    28 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (35 - 39)
    29 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (35 - 39)
    30 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (35 - 39)
    31 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (40 - 44)
    32 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (40 - 44)
    33 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (40 - 44)
    34 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (45 - 49)
    35 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (45 - 49)
    36 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (45 - 49)
    37 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (50 - 54)
    38 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (50 - 54)
    39 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (50 - 54)
    40 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (55 - 59)
    41 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (55 - 59)
    42 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (55 - 59)
    43 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (60+)
    44 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (60+)
    45 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (60+)
    46 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (10 - 11)
    47 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (10 - 11)
    48 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (10 - 11)
    49 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (12 - 13)
    50 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (12 - 13)
    51 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (12 - 13)

    Traffic Management Schedule for Race Day
    حركة السير يوم السباق

    Openning
    فتح الطريق
    Closure
    إقفال الطريق
    Main Road
    الطريق الرئيسيّة
    Area
    المنطقة

    Road Closures Race Day - Sunday 22/04/2018   الطرقات المقفلة يوم السباق - الأحد 22 | 04 |2018

    START & FINISH AREA   منطقة الإنطلاق والوصول

    4:00 PM 6:00 AM General Wissam Al Hasan Intersection
    جادة اللواء وسام الحسن
    Beirut Waterfront
    واجهة بيروت البحرية
    11:00 PM 3:00 AM Mir Majid Arslan Street
    شارع المير مجيد أرسلان
    From Biel Entrance till Zeytouna Bay Intersection
    من مدخل بيال إلى تقاطع زيتونا باي

    Down Town | Pasteur | Mar Mikhael
    وسط البلد | باستور | مار مخايل

    11:00 AM 3:00 AM Gn. Wissam Al Hassan Intersection | Mir Majid Arslan Street | Mina El Hosn
    تقاطع اللواء وسام الحسن | شارع المير مجيد أرسلان| ميناء الحصن
    Karagola Building | Palm Beach Hotel | Zaytouna Bay
    بناية كاراقلّة | فندق بالم بيتش | زيتونا باي
    8:30 AM 6:00 AM Gn. Francois El Hajj Avenue | Waygand Street | Bab Idriss | Omar Daouk Street
    جادّة الجنرال فرنسوا الحاج | شارع ويغان | باب ادريس| شارع عمر الداعوق
    Beirut Souks | An-Nahar Building | Elie Saab | Beit El Wasat Entrance
    أسواق بيروت| مبنى جريدة النهار| إيلي صعب | مدخل بيت الوسط
    8:30 AM 6:00 AM Al Masarif Street | Riad Al Solh Square | Martyr's Square
    شارع المصارف | ساحة رياض الصلح | ساحة الشهداء
    Ministry of Telecommunications | Grand Serail | Al Amine Mosque
    وزارة الإتصالات | السراي الحكومي | جامع الأمين
    8:30 AM 6:00 AM Pasteur Street | Gouraud Street
    شارع غورو | شارع باستور
    Paul | Mar Mikheal | EDL | Gemmayze
    مطعم بول | الجميزة | شركة كهرباء لبنان |
    8:30 AM 6:00 AM Pasteur Street | Michel Boutros Street
    شارع باستور | نزلة العكاوي
    Wild Discovery | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
    وايلد ديسكوفري | وزارة الخارجية

    Corniche | Al Manara | St George
    الكورنيش | المنارة | السان جورج

    10:30 AM 6:00 AM Ibn Sina Street | Ain El Mreisseh | Paris Avenue
    شارع إبن سينا | عين المريسة | جادّة باريس
    Pheonicia Hotel | McDonalds | Riviera Hotel
    فندق فينيسيا | ماك دونالدز | اوتيل الريفييرا
    10:30 AM 6:00 AM John Kennedy Street
    شارع كينيدي
    Abd Al Nasser Statue
    نزلة تمثال عبد الناصر
    10:30 AM 6:00 AM End of Sulaiman Franjieh Tunnel
    آخر نفق سليمان فرنجية
    Monroe Hotel Intersection
    تقاطع فندق المونرو

    Official Pictures

    To request your picture during the race, please email francoise.nehme@beirutmarathon.org and it will be emailed to you.
    All pictures are sorted through the visibility of your BIB Number during race day.
    In case you failed to wear your BIB NUMBER or you placed it at the back, we unfortunately, cannot guarantee a picture or any visibility during the race.

    Rules & Regulations

    The SARADAR BANK WOMEN’S RACE 2018 is organized by the Beirut Marathon Association.

  • The race is open to all Nationalities.
  • Nobody can run the course without official registration.
  • Bicycles, in-line skates, prams, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the course other than official race and medical vehicles. If you are caught with any of these, you will be directed off the route.
  • Walkers are asked to start near the end of the pack to avoid being crowded or bumped
  • Pets are forbidden on the course. No four-legged runners!
  • Any bibs changing between two runners disqualify both runners.
  • Taking shortcuts is totally forbidden and is subject to a direct disqualification.
  • Accepting any drink or food not coming from the official course stations is not recommended.
  • Any pacing done by a person on a moving vehicle (car, motorcycle, bike, and rollers) is a disqualifying violation and especially when it comes from agents or coaches.
  • Deliberately obstructing or interfering with other competitors is a disqualifying violation.
  • Participants racing in wheelchairs are required to wear helmets throughout the race.
  • Please do not wear jewelry or carry precious items with you. The BMA Management will not be held responsible for any lost valuables.
  • While every reasonable precaution will be taken by the Organizer to ensure the participants' safety, participants run solely at their own risk and the Organizer will not be responsible or held liable for any injury or death howsoever arising from training for, during, or after participation in the Event. Participants are strongly encouraged to go for a medical examination and/or consult their medical practitioner prior to registration and before the actual Event day.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the Event at any time without prior notice to the Participant, in which case the Organizer will make effort to inform the Participant prior to the date of the event. There will strictly be no fee refund if the event is cancelled for reason of force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the Organizer or acts of God, which renders it impossible or unsafe to hold the event.
  • By signing up for and providing any information, personal or otherwise, in order to gain access to any product(s) and/or service(s) and/or participate in any program(s), event(s), talk(s), demonstration(s) or any other activities involving the Organizer and the event sponsors ("the sponsors"), the individual is deemed to have given explicit permission for the Organizer and the Sponsors to collect, analyze, collate, share, disclose to third parties, sell and/or otherwise use without any liability to the individual, any personal information relating to that individual as may in its sole discretion deem fit, including without any limitation for its programs, planning, data-processing and statistical or risk-analysis, research, fund-raising and/or any other purposes in furtherance of the functions. The Organizer and the Sponsors declare by virtue of being the event owner or sponsor, they can use services of third parties;
    i. For development or implementation of programs, products or services as it may deem necessary;
    ii. For outsourcing of any program(s), event(s), talk(s), demonstration(s) and/or any activities;
    iii. For promotional, marketing and/or administrative purposes;
    iv. For all purposes as required by law, including without limitation court proceedings, criminal investigations or prosecutions or where so ordered by any competent authority;
    v. In connection with any proposed innovation, assignment, transfer, sale, lease, license, partnership, joint-organizing and/or any collaboration where and when required in relation thereto.
  • In consideration of the Participant's use of the Event's website, the Participant agrees to:
    i. Provide true, accurate, current and complete information about the Participant contained in any registration form (such information being the "Registration data")
    ii. Maintain the security of the Participant's password and identification;
    iii. Maintain and promptly update the Registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. The Organizer may contact the Participant from time to time by email. Any notice sent to the email address registered with the Organizer shall be deemed as received by the Participant. If the Participant provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, obsolete or incomplete, or the Organizer has grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, obsolete or incomplete, the Organizer may suspend or terminate the Participant's registration and refuse any and all current or future use of the Event's website (or any parts thereof) without any refund of registration fee.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Event race routes as they deem fit for the safety of the Participants and/or to prevent any potential hazards in the running of the Event, at any time without prior notice to the Participant. In such cases, every effort will be made to inform the Participant prior to the date of the Event. The Organizer shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused due to such changes.
  • The form on the reverse side of the participant's running BIB NUMBER must be completed in full and accurately. Participants must wear the assigned BIB on her chest. Participants who do not display BIB numbers will be taken off the course by security officers/officials and immediately disqualified.
  • Road closures on the Full Marathon Route will be lifted after five (5) hours from commencement of the race (cut-off time). Cut-off times will be set at specific check-points along the route to ensure the safety of runners who are unable to complete the race within the five (5) hours. Participants who are still on route and choose to continue running after the cut-off time, do so at their own risk.
  • A participant must retire from the race immediately, if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff, Race Director, Referee, and/or security officer.
  • Once registration has been duly processed, there will be no fee refund for participants who do not eventually participate in the Event for whatever reason.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to cancel and/or add any race category without prior notice to the Participants.
  • Participants are strictly not allowed to transfer their race entries to another party or change race categories after their registrations are confirmed.
  • Any participant who commences to run before the actual flag-off of his/her registered race category will be immediately disqualified.
  • The competitors must comply with age limitations for each race
  • Participants must be 14 years or older as of Event day to participate in the timed races.
  • Participants must be 9 years old and below as of Event day to participate in the RUN WITH PARENTS 2 KM race. Only one parent/guardian will be issued with an identification BIB "GUIDE" and allowed to accompany the child during the race, additional guides must pay an additional 10,000LL to get another “GUIDE” BIB Number to accompany their children.
  • Participants must be within 10 and 13 years old as of Event day to participate in the 2 KM Race.
  • Disputes and appeals regarding the results must be submitted in writing including electronic mail within 4 days of Event day. The Organizer reserves the right not to entertain any dispute or appeal after the race.
  • All participants must collect their Race Entry Pack which contains their BIB tag and other items during the BIB Pick up during the pre-determined period and location as stipulated on the official website, www.beirutmarathon.org
  • All finisher medals and Goody Bags must be collected on Event day and no requests will be entertained thereafter.
  • Visually Impaired, Standard Wheelchair and Hand Cycle Divisions Rules and Regulations
    Race Day Rules:
  • Depending on the curvature of the course, the race organizers must implement a suitable control program. All wheelchair competitors will be required to maintain a pace, no faster than 12mph (19.5 kmph) and hold grid position in these curved areas, or athletes may risk disqualification. (Speed bump and holes, and curves)
  • Before the race, participants must go to the Para Atheletes gathering area for chair and ankle chip inspection where it shall be sole responsibility of the wheelchair race official to rule on the safety of the wheelchair and competitor.
  • Participants will then be escorted to the starting line.
  • Approved race helmets must be worn all the time during the entire race.
  • Race numbers must be visible on front or sides of helmets at all times.
  • Para-Athlete participants must exercise caution on the course, as lead vehicles and foot runners have the right of way.
  • Race organizers will provide cyclist support to all participants.
  • If the participant is unable to finish the race, she should inform a race marshal located along the course who will take appropriate steps to assist the participant.
  • Wheelchair accessible cars will be available along the course to assist a participant in need.
  • Racing Conduct:
  • No drafting is allowed, and no participant may give or accept a draft from another participant in another race being held concurrently on the same course and that is part of the same event.
  • No participant may solicit or accept a draft or assistance from any outside source.
  • Participants who suffer a mishap may be assisted in remounting.
  • Mechanical assistance to repair the wheelchair or wheels/tires shall be allowed.
  • A competitor may be disqualified for causing a crash or spill through reckless behavior, inadequate maintenance or adjustment of chair components, including gluing of tires.
  • Right-of-way priority follows this sequence:
    i. Foot runners
    ii. Standard Wheelchairs
    iii. Hand Cycle
  • When racing in the proximity of foot runners, wheelchair competitors must have sufficient control of their wheelchairs and yield the right-of-way to the foot runners. In every case, the ultimate right-of-way belongs to the foot runners. The failure of a wheelchair competitor to yield right-of-way may result in disqualification.
  • Participants should be aware of vehicles on the course and should use caution around any vehicle. If approached and passed by any official race vehicle, the wheelchair competitor must move to the safest side of the road at that time until the vehicle has passed.
  • Suggested Guidelines:
  • Wheelchairs shall have at least two large wheels and one small wheel.
  • The diameter of the larger wheels, including the inflated tire, shall not exceed 70 centimeters. The small wheel shall not exceed 50 centimeters in diameter including the inflated tire.
  • Only one plain round hand rim shall be attached to each large wheel.
  • No part of the body of the chair may extend forward beyond the hub of the front wheel and may not be wider than the inside of the hubs of the two rear wheels. The maximum height from the ground of the main body of the chair shall be 50 centimeters.
  • No part of the chair may protrude behind the vertical plane of the back edge of the rear tires.
  • Propulsion/Steering For Standard Wheelchair:
  • Only the hands and arms shall make propulsion and direct steering of the wheelchair.
  • No gears, levers, chains, or any other mechanical devices may be used in propelling the wheelchair.
  • No aerodynamic device is allowed on the wheelchair, with the exception of wheel covers. However, athletes are allowed to position their bodies for the sole purpose of reducing air resistance.
  • Competitors must insure that no part of their lower limbs touch the ground during the event.
  • A competitor’s wheelchair must be structurally sound (i.e., no cracks in the frame or welds, no loose or missing spokes, etc.).
  • A competitor must be securely seated in the wheelchair and remain so, while racing.
  • Visually Impaired Division
  • Para-Athlete with partial or total loss of vision can participate in this category and therefore can run accompanied by a guide, who will not compete.
  • Para-Athlete must bring their own guide to the competition. Participants will obtain special BIBs for their guides at the BIB Pick Up.
  • Competitors and guides must at all times wear their official race BIB numbers.
  • No runner may be accompanied by more than one guide at a time.
  • As the visually impaired runner crosses the finish line, the guide must be behind the athlete.
  • The method of guidance is the choice of the athletes. They may choose to use an elbow lead, or a tether, or run free. Holding the athlete or the athlete’s clothing is not permitted. Strapping or tying the hands of athlete and guide to one another is not permitted. The tether used must provide at least a 5 cm (2 inches) length between the respective hands of the guide and the athlete. In addition, the runner may receive verbal instructions from the guide.
  • Guides may not use a bicycle or other mechanical means of transport.
  • At no time may the guide pull the athlete or propel the athlete forward by pushing. Infringement of this rule shall lead to disqualification.
  • Whether or not a tether is being used, the athlete and guide shall be not more than 0.5 m apart.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to modify or substitute any of these rules and regulations of the Event from time to time as they deem fit. If there is ambiguity in any of the provisions, the Organizer shall be the authority to interpret and in doing so, the Organizer will take into account the interests of all the affected participants. Any updates on the rules and regulations of the event will be notified on the official website, www.beirutmarathon.org and it is the responsibility of the affected participant to keep abreast with any changes.