Race Day Information

THE START LINE

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



THE FINISH LINE

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


  • Baggage Handling Services

  • Runners can put their bags in the baggage trucks located in each gathering area at the Start Line. All runners can pick up their bags from the Baggage Trucks at the Finish Line at Martyrs’ Square.
  • Runners who do not retrieve their bags on Race Day have until the 15th of November 2019 to do so from the Beirut Marathon Association offices (Monday to Friday; 09.00 AM till 04.00 PM), after which, all bags will be donated to NGOs.
  • Do not place any valuable items inside your bag(s).
  • The Beirut Marathon Association will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen personal belongings on race day.


  • AVAILABLE PARKINGS ON RACE DAY

  • Beirut Waterfront
  • Beirut Souks
  • Charles El Helou
  • Forum De Beirut (Shuttle Buses Available)


  • RACE ITEMS INSTRUCTIONS

  • Retrieve your runner’s kit from the BIB PICK UP on November 06, 07, 08 and 09, 2019 from 02:00 PM till 10:00 PM from the ‘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 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 Start to Finish to make sure you have a proper timing and nice photos
  • NO BIB-TAG = NO TIMING


  • AWARD CEREMONIES

    RACE DAY AWARDS CEREMONY at 11.00 AM (Martyr’s Square, Finish Line)

  • Marathon Overall Winners
  • Marathon Overall Para-Athletes Winners
  • Marathon Lebanese Overall Winners

  • RACE DAY AWARDS CEREMONY at 07.00 PM (Monroe Hotel)
  • All Marathon Age Categories Winners
  • Half Marathon Overall & Age Categories Winners
  • Marathon & Half-Marathon Para-Athletes Categories’ Winners

  • THANK YOU AWARDS CEREMONY (27 November 2019, Monroe Hotel)
  • 8 KM Race & 8 KM Para Athletes Winners
  • 5 KM Race & 5 KM Mentally Challenged Winners
  • All Relay Races Winners



  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & VEHICLE REMOVALS

    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 09th of November before 09:00 PM until Sunday the 10th 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.
    For further details about road closures, directions, maps and race info, check our website www.beirutmarathon.org

    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