2023 Event Schedule:
Friday, November 10th
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Race Pack Pick-Up
6:00 pm & 7:00 pm: Briefing Sessions
Saturday, November 11th
6:00 am: Arrival to the Start Line Zone
7:00 am: 5K, 10K, & 21K Races Begin
10:00 am: 1K Kids Race
10:30 am: Awards Ceremony
*All runners should arrive to the Race Venue at least 45 minutes before their 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
Cheeky Monkey, Abu Tig Marina
Runners should pick up their Race Packs & Race Numbers on
Friday, November 10th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 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 Friday night and require special arrangements to be made should notify the organising body beforehand by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Getting to the Race
The fifth edition of El Gouna Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
Runners are expected to make their way to El Gouna by Thursday, in order to collect their Race Packs and Race Numbers. 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 GoBus, Blue Bus, or other bus services that travel to 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.
Start Line Zone
The Start Line Zone is where all runners 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 Stations with Nestle Water
Juice from Lamar
Alfa Medical Group Medical Station
El Safa Hospitals Ambulance (for last minute medical needs)
Start Line Zone Stage for final announcements
10 minutes before the race start time, runners will be directed to the Start Line to begin their race.
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.