About El Gouna Half MArathon

GETTING TO THE RACE

El Gouna Half Marathon takes place on Friday, November 13th, 2020.

 

Athletes are expected to make their way to El Gouna by Thursday, November 12th, 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 Go Bus, or other bus services that travel to El Gouna. 

IMPORTANT LOCATIONS AT EL GOUNA

-Race Pack Pick-Up & Briefing: GSpace

-Start Line Zone: Downtown, next to GSpace, across from El Gouna International School

-Finish Line Zone: Abu Tig Marina, in front of Maritim Restaurant

CLICK HERE for the exact location of the Finish Line Zone.

 

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. 

RACE PACK PICK-UP & BRIEFING SESSIONS

Race Pack Pick-Up and English & Arabic Briefing Sessions will take place at GSPACE.

Thursday, November 12th

Race Pack Pick-Up: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Arabic Briefing: 8:00 pm

English Briefing: 8:30 pm

Runners should visit GSpace and pick up their Race Packs & Race Numbers from the day before: Thursday, November 12th.

 

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 Thursday night and require special arrangements to be made should notify the organising body beforehand by emailing run@elgounahalfmarathon.com.

START LINE ZONE

The Start Line Zone is where all athletes must head to on the morning of November 13th, 2020

The Start Line Zone will be right next to GSpace, and across from El Gouna International School. 

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 Station (with Nestle Water)

  • 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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm........Race Pack & Race Number Pick-Up

8:00 pm & 8:30 pm......Arabic & English Briefing Sessions

Friday, November 13th, 2020 - RACE DAY!

8:00 am - 21K Race Start

9:00 am - 5K & 10K Start

11:00 am - Awards Ceremony

*All athletes should arrive to the Race Venue at least 45 minutes before their Start Time.

** The final cut-off time for all races is at 11:00 am, giving 21K runners 3 hours and 5K & 10K runners 2 hours. 

FINISH LINE ZONE

After you complete your race you will cross the Finish Line. There you will be able to:

  • Receive your race medal!

  • Help yourself to Nestle water 

  • Visit the Medical Tent for any medical problems

  • ​Head to the Spectator Zone to see your friends and family

  • Attend the Awards Ceremony, where the winners will be announced​

  • Have fun at Abu Tig Marina!

SPECTATORS

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.

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

The organisers of El Gouna Half Marathon are committed to abiding by all social distancing guidelines as provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Youth & Sports, the Egyptian Athletics Federation, and international recommendations stipulated by the World Health Organisation. Therefore, the following social distancing guidelines will be enforced, and all runners and spectators will be requested to follow them:

1. All staff and personnel will wear masks. Personnel who will be particularly close to participants will also wear plastic face shields.

2. After installation, all touchpoints will be thoroughly disinfected.

3. 70% alcohol will be available for sanitisation of hands.

4. Participants will be required to wear masks at both the Registration & Briefing at GSpace on Thursday, November 12th, and at the Start Line on Friday, November 13th. They will be able to throw masks away in a responsible and sanitary manner at the Start Line right before their race begins. 

5. The event start will be split into waves, consisting of smaller numbers of runners.

6. At the Finish Line, participants will be asked to once again respect social distance.

 

7. Participants will receive their medal in a secure and sanitary format at the Finish Line. 70% alcohol will once again be available for sanitisation following the completion of the event. 

ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

El Gouna Half Marathon is proudly organised by The TriFactory, Egypt's leading provider of mass participation and endurance sports events. The TriFactory was the organiser of this event in 2019, and following its success we are excited to be back and to make the 2020 Edition bigger and better than ever. 

The TriFactory was founded in 2015, and since then we have organised events across Egypt, including but not limited to the Pyramids Half Marathon at the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sahl Hasheesh Endurance Festival, the Aswan Marathon, Tough Mudder Egypt, Trailmaster trail running races, YES Yoga Events, and many more. Find out more about The TriFactory at www.thetrifactory.com, or get in touch via social media or email at info@thetrifactory.com

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