SARADAR BANK Women's Race Information

The 6th edition of SARADAR BANK Women's Race is taking place at the Port of Beirut on March 31, 2019 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 move and unite the women of the nation through running. Participants from all walks of life, all ages, and all backgrounds take part in a race dedicated for them. Families, friends and supporters are invited to register in the 5KM fun run or the 2KM run with parents to celebrate this unique event.

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

Description of Races

10 KM RACE

WOMEN RACES
Rules & Regulations: Women only, 14 years old+ ,Timed race
Details: Runners must complete the race within 1 hour 30 min
Maps: Click here to watch our interactive 10 KM Race Cours
Line Up: 07.15 AM
Start Time: 07.30 AM





10 KM RELAY RACE

WOMEN RACES
Rules & Regulations: Women only, 10 years old +, Timed race, 2 runners ONLY
Line Up: 07.15 AM
Start Time: 07.30 AM





10 KM PARA-ATHLETES RACE

WOMEN RACES
Category: Standard Wheelchair, Visually Impaired, Hand Cycle
Rules & Regulations: Women only, Open to all ages, Timed race
Line Up: 07.00 AM
Start Time: 07.15 AM





RUN WITH PARENTS 2 KM

WOMEN RACES
Rules & Regulations: Open to both genders, Age: 0 – 9 Years Old, Not Timed
Details: Parents must register their children within the age limit allowed. Each child will be entitled to 1 free guide to accompany them. Any additional guide must pay 10,000 L.L. to participate.
Maps: Click here to watch our interactive Run With Parents 2 KM
Line Up: 08.45 AM
Start Time: 09.00 AM





FUN RUN 5 KM

WOMEN RACES
Rules & Regulations: Open to both genders, Open to all ages, Not Timed
Details: Runners must complete the race within 1 hour 30 min
Maps: Click here to watch our interactive Fun Run 5 KM
Line Up: 09.15 AM
Start Time: 09.30 AM





Race Information

Race Day Sunday, March 31, 2019
Venue Port of Beirut
Organized by Beirut Marathon Association
Event SARADAR BANK WOMEN’S RACE 2019
Registration Opens February 12, 2019
Registration Deadline March 20, 2019
Payment Deadline March 28, 2019
BIB PICK UP Venue Port of Beirut, Gestion et Exploitation Du Port De Beyrouth / إدارة وإستثمار مرفأ بيروت Ground Floor, Time: 12 PM till 8 PM, Date: 29 & 30 March 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE: MEN ARE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUN RUN 5 KM & RUN WITH PARENTS 2 KM RACES.

N.B.1 All Registration Fees must be paid by the 28th of March 2019.
N.B.2 BIB Numbers will not be handed out unless payment is complete at the BIB PICK UP venue

Race DAY Information

START AND FINISH LINE
All races start and finish at Port of Beirut.

BAGGAGE HANDLING SERVICES
  • Runners can keep their bags in the baggage area located in the gathering area near the Start Line. All runners MUST pick up their bags from the Baggage area after the race is over.
  • Please ensure to avoid keeping any valuable items in the baggage as the Beirut Marathon Association will not be held responsible for any lost baggage / personal items. Any bags left on Race Day will be donated to NGOs


  • AVAILABLE PARKINGS ON RACE DAY:
  • Charles El Helou
  • Martyrs’ Square


  • RACE ITEMS INSTRUCTIONS
  • Do not remove the chip from the BIB.
  • Do not switch, fold or wrinkle your BIB.
  • Do not switch your BIB Number with any other participant.
  • Pin the BIB Number using the four secure pins found in the envelope.
  • The BIB Number should be clearly visible on the front of the chest.
  • The BIB should be shown clearly from Start to Finish to make sure you have an accurate timing and nice photos.
  • NO BIB-TAG = NO TIME.



  • STATIONS ALONG THE DIFFERENT COURSES
    Distance in KM Station
    Every 2.5 KM Water
    From Start to Finish Cheering, Lebanese Red Cross, Marshals, Cyclists supporting & controlling the course
    At the 5 KM Relay Station Toilets
    Along the Course Judges

    Elite Runners

    BMA NGO

    Nadine Kalot

    BMA NGO

    Lea Iskandar

    BMA NGO

    Nesrine Njeim

    BMA NGO

    Aline Merheb

    BMA NGO

    Nadia Dagher

    BMA NGO

    Hala El Murr

    BIB Pick Up

    Port of Beirut,
    Gestion et Exploitation Du Port De Beyrouth / إدارة وإستثمار مرفأ بيروت
    Ground Floor
    Time: 12 PM till 8 PM
    Date: 29 & 30 March 2019

    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 Rules & Regulations

  • Official Results will be issued 2 weeks after each race date.
  • All Prize Money will be paid after the DOPING RESULTS are out (if applicable)
  • All winners have One (1) month to collect their Prize Money & after that date, prize money will no longer be eligible.
  • PRIZE MONEY

    No. 10 KM RACE Overall Amount
    1 1st Place $ 500.00
    2 2nd Place $ 300.00
    3 3rd Place $ 200.00
    TOTAL $ 1,000.00

    Awards Categories

    Qty Position Race Name Category
    1 1st Place 10 KM Race Overall
    2 2nd Place 10 KM Race Overall
    3 3rd Place 10 KM Race Overall
    4 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (14 - 15)
    5 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (14 - 15)
    6 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (14 - 15)
    7 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (16 - 17)
    8 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (16 - 17)
    9 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (16 - 17)
    10 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (18 - 19)
    11 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (18 - 19)
    12 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (18 - 19)
    13 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (20 - 34)
    14 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (20 - 34)
    15 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (20 - 34)
    16 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (35 - 39)
    17 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (35 - 39)
    18 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (35 - 39)
    19 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (40 - 44)
    20 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (40 - 44)
    21 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (40 - 44)
    22 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (45 - 49)
    23 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (45 - 49)
    24 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (45 - 49)
    25 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (50 - 54)
    26 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (50 - 54)
    27 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (50 - 54)
    28 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (55 - 59)
    29 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (55 - 59)
    30 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (55 - 59)
    31 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (60 - 64)
    32 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (60 - 64)
    33 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (60 - 64)
    34 1st Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (65+)
    35 2nd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (65+)
    36 3rd Place 10 KM Race Age Cat (65+)
    37 1st Place 10 KM Relay Race Overall
    39 2nd Place 10 KM Relay Race Overall
    42 3rd Place 10 KM Relay Race Overall
    43 1st Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Standard Wheelchair
    44 2nd Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Standard Wheelchair
    45 3rd Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Standard Wheelchair
    46 1st Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Visually Impaired
    47 2nd Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Visually Impaired
    48 3rd Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Visually Impaired
    49 1st Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Hand Cycle
    50 2nd Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Hand Cycle
    51 3rd Place 10 KM Para-Athlete Race Hand Cycle

    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.

    Maps

    10 KM RACE

    Race will start from Platform Number 5, near the Passengers Arrival Terminal, go straight, then turn left towards platform number 6 all the way till the end. Then turn left to platform number 7 (Deck Number 2), go all the way next to the Wheat Storage Tanks through Platform 8 & 9 & then turn left towards platform number 10 (Deck Number 3) all the way to platform number 15. Then turn right towards the biggest platform in Port of Beirut which is Platform Number 16 which contains Container Station, all the way to the end , do a U turn and come back the same way under the Large Cranes, then turn left to go through the containers & then right to leave platform number 16 and go onto the main street inside the Port of Beirut, going past the Storage Area, Duty Free, Fire Brigade then turn right to go to Platform 9, 8, 7 and 6 then turn right towards the Finish Line which is located on platform number 5 next to the Passengers Arrival Terminal.

    FUN RUN 5 KM

    The race starts from Platform Number 5 near the Passengers Terminal & then goes left towards platform number 6 all the way to the end. Keep going straight to reach platform number 10 & 14, then take a left turn towards platform number 15 then right towards the biggest platform which is number 16, then turn right passing by shipping containers and then right leaving platform number 16 towards the main road inside Port of Beirut alongside the Warehouses, Duty Free Area, Fire Brigade & turn right then left towards Platform number 6, & then take a right turn to get to the Finish Line which is at platform number 5 near the Passengers Terminal.

    RUN WITH PARENTS 2 KM

    The race starts from Platform Number 5 near the Passengers Terminal & then goes left towards platform number 6 all the way to the end. Then goes left towards platform number 7 within Basin Number 2 to go by the Wheat Storage Tanks inside Port of Beirut within Platform Number 8 & 9 & then goes right towards Platform Number 6 & then take a right turn to get to the Finish Line which is at platform number 5 near the Passengers Terminal.

    Rules & Regulations

    The SARADAR BANK WOMEN’S RACE 2019 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 BIB Number 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.
  • 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 10 KM Race
  • Participants must be 10 years or older as of Event day to participate in the 10 KM Relay Race
  • 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.
  • 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.