THE PYRAMIDS HALF MARATHON
3rd edition - 11 December 2021
GETTING TO THE START - Fayoum ROAD gate
There are three ways for runners to reach the marathon:
drop-off by private vehicle, taxi, or private team bus.
drop-off via Uber using the 50% off Uber promo code
arriving via private vehicle and parking inside Pyramids Complex provided that a Car Pass is purchased at the Expo and that the car arrives to the Pyramids Half Marathon before 6:30 am.
All runners will enter the Pyramids Complex via the New Entrance Gate on the Fayoum Desert Road.
CLICK HERE for the exact location of the Runners Entrance Gate.
Start Line Zone
The Start Line Zone is where all athletes must head to upon arrival to the Pyramids Complex.
Entrance to the Start Line Zone is reserved for race participants only. Spectators, friends, and family will not be permitted entry. Runners will enter the Start Line Zone using their Race Pass. NO RACE PASS, NO ENTRY. You must also have your Race Number & Race Bracelet in order to enter
At the Start Line Zone, you will find the following:
Nutrition Stations (equipped with water & bananas)
Ibrahim Badran Foundation Medical Units (for last minute medical needs)
Start Line Zone Stage (for final announcements) At 7:45 am, all runners will be directed to the Start Line to begin their race at 8:00 am sharp
Upon arrival to the Start Line Zone, runners will be able to deposit their items in our brand new Race Lockers, This new development is intended to save your time and ensure you have a smooth and fun pre- and post-race experience. Once you deposit your items in the locker, make sure to lock it and take the key. If you lose the key you will be subject to a financial penalty. It will also result in a long delay until we are able to open your locker for you.
Race Lockers will be transported from the Start Line Zone to the Finish Line Zone, where you will find them upon completion of your race.
Finish Line Zone
After you complete your race you will cross the Finish Line. Directly after you cross and have your photo finish, you will collect your race medal, and will then have access to emergency First Aid and water. You are asked to move quickly so as to make room for the other runners as they cross the Finish Line and so as not to ruin anyone’s photo finish. Please note that you will not be permitted to wait at the Finish Line for your friends and family
Once you arrive at the Finish Line Zone, you will be able to:
Help yourself to water and Red Bull
Visit the Prime Clinics & IPC medical Tent for any medical problems
Head to the Spectator Zone to your friends and family
Take fun photos and pictures
Attend the Closing Ceremony at the Stage, where the winners will be announced
Head back down to the Start Line Zone, and begin your journey home.
The event wouldn’t be the same without friends, family, and spectators cheering on the runners! Spectators are requested to enter the Pyramids Complex as regular visitors from the main gate at the Mena House Hotel. CLICK HERE for the location of the spectators entrance gate.
Tickets to the Pyramids cost between 5-20 pounds for Egyptian nationals and 80-160 pounds for foreigners. Spectators can also purchase a vehicle pass and will be able to drive up to Panorama 1, where they will park and can walk around 400m to the Finish Line Zone.
Spectators should be wearing their spectator bracelets in order to enter the Finish Line Zone, which will open at exactly 7:00 am. Please note that spectators will not be allowed on the main run course, are not permitted to cross the Finish Line with runners, and will not be allowed into the Start Line Zone.
Two spectator bracelets will be available in each runner’s Race Pack, and more bracelets can be obtained from the Race Expo at the Greek Campus
Access to the Pyramids Half Marathon on the day of the event will be restricted to Pyramids Half Marathon participants & spectators. All participants & spectators must have their valid Race Bracelet, which will be provided at the Expo.
Security personnel will be present at the Start Line Zone, Race Course, and Finish Line Zone.
The Pyramids Half Marathon race course will be closed off to all non-event vehicles, meaning the route will be entirely pedestrianised and safe for runners.