Race Day Information


All races start at Beirut Waterfront | General Wissam El Hassan Avenue.


We will have two parallel finish lines separated by Martyrs’ Square in Beirut Downtown.

  • 1 KM, 5 KM, and 8 KM Finish
  • 42.195 KM and 21.1 KM Finish


  • Beirut Waterfront
  • Beirut Souks
  • Charles El Helou
  • Forum De Beirut


  • Retrieve your envelope from the BIB PICK UP on November 7 to 10, 2018 from 02:00 PM till 10:00 PM / Beirut Marathon Village, Train Station, Mar Mikhael.
  • All Marathon and Half Marathon runners are obliged to pick their Race Kit in Person from the BIB PICK UP (Marathon Village) .All Runners must present their ID as proof.
  • Do not remove the tag from the BIB.
  • Do not switch, fold or wrinkle your BIB.
  • Do not switch your BIB with that of any other participant.
  • Pin the BIB using the four secure pins found in the envelope.
  • The BIB should be clearly visible on the front of the chest.
  • The BIB should be shown clearly from the Start to the Finish Line to make sure you have a proper timing and nice photos.
  • No BIB-Tag = No time.


    An Award Ceremony will be held for the Marathon Overall Winners, Marathon Overall ParaAthletes winners, and Lebanese Overall Winners at 11:00 AM at the Finish Area in the Martyrs’ Square next to the VIP tent followed by the award ceremony for the “50th world military marathon championship” winners overall.
    An Award Ceremony for all Marathon & Half Marathon Categories is also scheduled on RACE DAY at 07:00 PM at the Monroe Hotel.
    Awards ceremonies for remaining categories are to be announced in 2 weeks after the race.


    If the Race Course intersects with your home address, show your support to the runners by cheering them in your neighborhood. Please help by parking your vehicle off the route from Saturday the 10th of November before 09:00 PM until Sunday the 11 th of November after 01:00 PM.
    Please ensure that your car is not parked on the race route prior to this time.

    Runners and Para-Athletes competitors are vulnerable to parked cars.

    Baggage Handling Services

  • Runners can put their bags in the baggage trucks located in each gathering area at the Start Line. These trucks will change their location to the Post-Finish line on Martyrs’ Square. All runners can pick up their bags from the Baggage Trucks after the race is over.
  • Runners who do not retrieve their bags on Race Day can still do so at the Beirut Marathon Association offices within two weeks after the race, after which all bags will be given to NGOs.
  • Note: The Beirut Marathon Association will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen personal belongings on race day. Kindly, do not place any valuable items inside your bag(s).

  • Stations on the Course

    To make your run safe, healthy, pleasant, and as smoothly as possible, the following stations are located all over the course:

    Water Every 2.5km

    Sponges & Gatorade Every 7.5km

    Elite drinks 9 km, 18 km, 27 km, 36 km

    Fruits Every 10km

    Cheering From the Start till the Finish

    Lebanese Red Cross From the Start till the Finish

    Toilets On every relay station (5 km, 15 km, 20 km, 30 km, 35 km)

    Judges Along the Course

    Timing System 5 KM, 10 KM, 15 KM, 20 KM, 21.1 KM, 30 KM, 35 KM, U-Turns

    Marshals From Start to Finish

    Cyclist supporting and controlling the course From Start to Finish