BLOM BANK BEIRUT MARATHON
marks the fourteenth edition of this international running event that the Beirut Marathon Association organizes; an event that has brought people together from all over the world and from all Lebanese regions and backgrounds to run in the streets of Beirut. BLOM BANK BEIRUT MARATHON is classified as a Silver Label Road running event by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) for its excellent organizational and logistical aspects. The Beirut Marathon remains one of the largest and best-attended running events in the region, and always strives to mirror the best image of Lebanon regionally and internationally.
In 2015 the Beirut Marathon witnessed 37,811
runners running the streets of Beirut. 16,994
runners ran for 110
different NGOs. Over 4000
volunteers and logistic support ensured and organized a safe event. Runners from 84
different nationalities participated and a new course record was made.
Schools, universities, corporate teams, charities and NGO’s are all active participants in the event whether through running for fitness, for team building, for competition, or to promote and raise funds for causes. You can find all the list of NGOs registered on our website under http://www.beirutmarathon.org/ngos.php?id=community1
With the 14th
edition come new changes including new and modified races. For the first time ever, we include a Half Marathon (21.1Km) Course, including a relay for 2 runners, to encourage short distance runners to run longer distances. We have also modified the 10km Fun Run to 7km so that it is accessible to a much larger audience. This year’s start point will be in Beirut Waterfront, Biel while the finish line will be located in the historic Martyrs’ Square in the heart of Downtown Beirut.
The BLOM Bank Beirut Marathon will have races to fit all ability levels, all age groups, and all disabilities.
Ø 42.195km Marathon, Special Needs & Relay
21.1km Half Marathon & Relay
7km Fun Run & Special Needs
Ø 5km Youth Race & Mentally Challenged
Ø 1km Run with Parents
This year we believe that even more runners, more nationalities and more causes will be a part of the 2016 BLOM BANK BEIRUT MARATHON
. This year, we run for our future, we run for our health, we run for the environment, we “Run for the Long Run”. This year’s slogan is about running for future hopes and dreams, for long-term projects and for believing in the power of today to change tomorrow.
This November 13, we say: PEACE, LOVE, RUN FOR THE LONG RUN