El Gouna Half Marathon takes you through the wonderful and scenic roads of El Gouna. Starting right next to GSpace, the course will continue out through Downtown and next to El Gouna golf course, eventually making its way past El Gouna Airport and Gouna FC Stadium, before returning all the way to the new Marina and finishing at Abu Tig Marina. The course is almost entirely flat, with minimal elevations as a result of a few bridges that participants will cross as they take on the course
Runners must complete the entire prescribed distance for their race within the cut-off time. All runners will have a full three hours to complete their distances.
Runners are permitted to wear earphones while running.
Runners are requested to run on the right-hand side, as many of the roads and paths will be operated both ways, with runners going and coming on the same path.
Ambulances will be stationed at the Finish Line Zone and at 3 major points throughout the course, ready to assist runners in need at any time. There will also be First Aid kits at every station along the way and medical personnel available at major crossing points to help with any medical problems that may occur. Mobile event organisers on the course will be monitoring the progress of all runners and will be ready to respond with First Aid if needed.
Nutrition will be provided to all runners on the course and at the Finish Line, but it is recommended that all runners plan their nutrition strategy in advance and make sure they have everything that they need ready for race day. Available nutrition will primarily include:
Water (in small 330ml plastic bottles)
Electrolyte/isotonic sports drink
Nutrition Stations will be spread out regularly across the course, roughly every 3K.
Ranking & Medals
Every participant receives a finisher’s medal upon completion of their race. Rankings will be organised in overall and age group categories and certificates will be available online. Overall winners (top three males and top three females for each distance) will receive special prizes.
All athletes will be timed using the MyLaps Timing System. The electronic timing chip must be fastened to each runner's ankle for the duration of the race.
Final results will be posted online and organised via overall ranking and age groups.