Race Day Information

Start and Finish Locations

  • All races start at Beirut WaterFront.
  • All races finish at Martyr’s Square.


  • Available Parking’s on Race day:

  • Beirut Souks
  • Biel
  • Charles El Helou
  • Opposite to the Lebanese Army Naval Base






  • Races Start Time

    Activity

    42.195 Km Special Needs
    42.195 Km Marathon
    42.195 Km Relay Race
    21.1 Km Half Marathon
    Relay 21K
    1 Km Run with Parents
    5 Km Youth Race
    5 Km Mentally Challenged
    7 Km Special Needs
    7 Km Fun Run

    Line Up

    6:45 AM
    6:40 AM
    6:40 AM
    7:10 AM
    7:10 AM
    7:40 AM
    8:10 AM
    8:10 AM
    8:45 AM
    8:30 AM

    Start Time

    6:50 AM
    7:00 AM
    7:00 AM
    7:30 AM
    7:30 AM
    8:00 AM
    8:30 AM
    8:30 AM
    8:50 AM
    9:00 AM

    Directions to the Parking Areas

    42.195 Km and 21.1 Km participants coming from the South

  • Khaldeh Road – New Airport Highway
  • Kuwait Embassy Tunnel.
  • Salim Slam Bridge.
  • Go right towards Fouad Chehab Bridge.
  • North towards Georges Haddad (Chez Paul – Gemayze).
  • Straight under the tunnel reaching President Chafic Wazan St.
  • Go left to the parking area facing the Naval Military Base or Beirut Souks
  • You will then walk to your appointed Assembly Area in Beirut WaterFront
  • 42.195 Km and 21.1 Km participants coming from the North

  • Dora Highway to the immigrant statue downhill towards Charles Helou Station.
  • Then go to Beirut Port-Georges Haddad intersection.
  • Go to the parking area facing the Naval Military Base or Beirut Souks.
  • You will then walk to your appointed Assembly Area in Beirut WaterFront.
  • 42.195 Km and 21.1 Km participants coming from Bekaa and Mount Lebanon

  • Emile Lahoud Highway to the Forum de Beyrouth.
  • Go right towards Karantina Highway.
  • Go right towards Beirut Port after the Immigrant Statue towards Charles Helou Station
  • Go to the parking area facing the Naval Military Base or Beirut Souks
  • You will then walk to your appointed Assembly Area in Beirut WaterFront
  • 42.195 Km and 21.1 Km participants coming from Bekaa and Mount Lebanon

  • Emile Lahoud Highway to the Forum de Beyrouth.
  • Go right towards Karantina Highway.
  • Go right towards Beirut Port after the Immigrant Statue towards Charles Helou Station
  • Go to the parking area facing the Naval Military Base or Beirut Souks
  • You will then walk to your appointed Assembly Area in Beirut WaterFront
  • NB: Be there before 6:30 AM. Don’t forget your parking pass found in your envelope!


    1 KM, 5 Km and 7 Km participants coming from the South

  • Khaldeh Road – New Airport Highway
  • Kuweit Embassy Tunnel
  • Salim Salam Bridge
  • Go right towards Fouad Chehab Bridge
  • North towards Georges Haddad
  • Straight under the tunnel reaching President Chafic Wazan St.
  • Go left to the parking area facing the Naval Military Base or Beirut Souks
  • You will then walk to your appointed assembly areas present in the Beirut Water Front
  • 1 KM, 5 Km and 7 Km participants coming from the North

    Dora Highway to the immigrant statue downhill towards Charles Helou Station Then go to Beirut Port-Georges Haddad intersection


    You will be able to reach the parking areas in:

  • Biel
  • Beirut Souks
  • Charles Helou Station
  • You will then walk to your appointed assembly areas present at the Beirut WaterFront

    Directions 1 Km, 5 Km and 7 Km Participants coming from Bekaa and Mount Lebanon

  • Emile Lahoud Highway to the Forum de Beyrouth.
  • Go right towards Karantina Highway.
  • Go right towards Beirut Port after the Immigrant Statue towards Charles Helou Station.
  • You can use Charles Helou, Beirut Souks or Biel as parking areas.

    You will then walk to your appointed assembly areas present at the Beirut WaterFront.


    NB: Kindly follow these instructions. Be there before 7:00 AM




    VIP and Media

    Coming from South, North and Bekaa pass the same roads as the participants to reach BIEL; available parking is assigned for them at Beirut WaterFront.

    In Case of emergency

    For those of you who may require access to the airport, there will be gates located along the course at main intersections for temporary car passage. Also note that the Salim Slem Road from Downtown towards the airport is open at all times on Race Day.

    For those who are heading to a hospital, those same road gates will also open for emergency cases. In case you have any worries or concerns, our Operations Room is available from 6am on Race day to guide you for any directions needed on 70-898151.

    Baggage Handling Services

    Runners can put their bags in baggage trucks located in each gathering area at the Start. These trucks will change their locations to the Post-Finish line on Martyr’s Square. All runners can pick up their bags from the trucks located after the finish line at martyr’s Square. Runners who do not pick up their bags on Race Day can check at the BMA office. After two weeks, all bags will be given to NGO’s.

  • Please ensure that your belongings are kept in the Event Day Bag provided with your Race Entry Pack. Loose items will not be accepted.
  • Runners may deposit their Event Day Bag at any Baggage Counter on Event Day from 6:00 am onwards.
  • Upon deposit you will get a serial number - one for your Event Day Bag and one for your bib.
  • Present your Bib with the serialized baggage sticker attached to collect your Event Day Bag from the Baggage Truck.
  • Runners are encouraged to pack light on Event Day and refrain from bringing valuables to the event.
  • Runners are also encouraged to pass their belongings to their friends, family or trusted supporters.


  • Baggage Handling Terms & Conditions

  • The Organizer shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage, whether personal or otherwise, to any items contained in the Event Day Bag.
  • Please do not deposit valuables.
  • Event Day Bags should not exceed the following size: 60 cm (L) x 50 cm (H) x 20 cm (W).
  • The Organizer reserves the right to decline oversized bags.
  • No re-deposit is allowed.
  • Important Note:
    The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss and/or damage, whether personal or otherwise, for belongings and items deposited at Baggage Truck. The Organizer also reserves the right to examine contents of any Event Day Bag deposited at the Baggage Truck.

    MASTER PLAN START AREA



    MASTER PLAN FINISH AREA

    Relay Runners

    It’s all about running in this year’s BBBM relay race. Live the glory of the marathon by taking it on as a team. The BMA is encouraging teams to participate in the relay race and conquer the 42.195k challenge. Advanced and novice runners will run together in spirit and in mind to cover the marathon distance of 42.195k.

    Marathon 42.195 Km

    Team = 6 Runners

  • Runner A: 5k Beirut | Barbir Intersection | Next to Pain D’or

  • Runner B: 10k Beirut | Mar Mikhael | At Gouraud Str.

  • Runner C: 5k Bourj Hammoud | Armenian Str. | Before Borj Hammoud Square

  • Runner D: 10k Jdeideh | Sea Side Road | Before City Mall

  • Runner E: 5k Beirut | Charles El Helou | After Army Naval Base

  • Runner F: 7.195k Ahmad Shawki Str. | Next to Starco

  • Registration Benefits

  • Transportation ( From meeting point to all relay stations - back and forth)

  • Medals

  • T-shirts

  • Goodie Bags

  • Individual timing

  • Race Bibs

  • Teams are sorted by numbers. For example: 23A, 23B, 23C, 23D, 23E, 23F.

  • Timing chips are found on the back of bibs. Please write your personal information on the back.

  • Bib numbers must be firmly pinned in FRONT of the shirt and another bib with Relay must be pinned on the back of the shirt.

  • No bib, no race.

  • Transportation

    Meeting Point: Forum de Beyrouth

  • Bus A: Departure: 6:00 a.m.

  • Bus B: Departure: 6:00 a.m.

  • Bus C: Departure: 7:00 a.m.

  • Bus D: Departure: 7:30 a.m.

  • Bus E: Departure: 8:10 a.m.

  • Bus F: Departure: 8:30 a.m.


  • Each runner has the option to take the transportation provided or independently make his or her way to the station. Runners can park cars in Forum’s parking lot. In case a runner misses the bus, he/she has to find hi/her way to the station. Baggage: The same bus will transport runner to and from station. Bags can be left on buses which can be collected upon the return to the forum.

    Relay and Marathon Runners

    Those who are running the first stage of the relay will line up behind marathon runners. Marathon or 42.195k runners have priority over the relay runners along the course. Relay runners are not allowed to obstruct the route for marathon runners at any time.

    Point of Exchange at Relay Stations

    There are 10 meters before or after the relay arch where runners are allowed to exchange the relay stick/ baton with their teammate. The baton must be exchanged between team members inside this zone ONLY. DO NOT CROSS BACK OVER THE TIMING MAT. This action will erase the electronically recorded running time.

    Stations

    There are water stations at each relay exchange point. There will be other water, sponge, food and Gatorade stations along the course. The course map provides the specific station locations. At the end of each leg of the race, the runner collects his or her goodie bag and relay medal.

    Missing Teammate

    If a runner reaches the final leg of the race and does not find his/her teammate waiting, he/she can:

  • Continue to run the following leg of the race.

  • Wait for one’s teammate to arrive.

  • Marathon 42.195 Km
    Marathon 42.195 Km

    Interested? Please Contact:
    Tarek Ghalayini by e-mail at relay@beirutmarathon.org or by phone at 03/649045.
    Get involved!
    Get ready!
    We are counting on you!

    the road closure

    About 40,000 runners are expected for the BLOM BANK BEIRUT MARATHON on Sunday November 13 and while runners trot through the course, others may have a harder time getting around specific areas in the City of Beirut In coordination with the security forces and concerned officials, the following streets will be closed Sunday between 6 a.m. and 2:00 p.m ( They open gradually)

    Schedule of Road Closures for the BDL Beirut Marathon 2016

    Start Area Road is closed from Thursday 10/11/2016 to Sunday 13/11/2016

    Main Road on Route

    Start Line Area

    Landmark

    Park Avenue | Beirut WaterFront

    Anticipated Closure

    6:00

    Anticipated Opening

    16:00

    Finish Line Area Road is closed from Saturday 12/11/2016 to Sunday 13/11/2016

    Main Road on Route

    Finish Line Area

    Landmark

    Martyrs' Square

    Anticipated Closure

    6:00

    Anticipated Opening

    18:00

    Down Town | Clemenceau | Gemmayze | Mar Michael

    Main Road on Route

    Pasteur Street
    Park Avenue | Mir Majid Arslan Street | Mina El Hosn
    Qantari | Clemenceau Street
    Gn. Francois El Hajj Avenue | Waygand Street | Bab Idriss
    Gouraud Street | Georges Haddad Street

    Landmark

    Wild Discovery | Mar Antonios Church
    Karagola Building | Four Seasons Hotel | Zaytouna Bay
    Wardieh Station | Clemenceau | BankMed Intersection
    Beirut Souks | Nahar Building | Bank Audi
    Mar Michael | Gemmayze | Paul | Beit El Kataeb Intersection

    Anticipated Closure

    6:30
    6:30
    6:30
    6:30
    6:30

    Anticipated Opening

    8:00
    11:00
    12:30
    13:00
    14:00


    Al Manara | Hamra | Clemenceau | Raouche

    Main Road on Route

    Kuwait Street | Salah El Din Al Ayoubi Street | General De Gaulle Avenue

    John Kenedy Street | Bliss Street | Sidani Street | Sourati Street

    Ain El Mreisseh |Paris Avenue

    Roma Street | Hamra Street

    Landmark

    Karakas | Rotana Hotel- Raouche | Petit Café | Grand Café

    Ain El Mriesseh Towards ESA | AUB Main Gate

    Mc Donalds | Manara | Riyadi Club | Luna Park

    Wardieh Station | Abu Taleb Intersection

    Anticipated Closure

    6:30
    6:30
    6:30
    6:30

    Anticipated Opening

    9:30
    10:00
    12:00
    12:30


    Corniche El Mazraa | Horj Beirut | Tayouneh

    Main Road on Route

    Saeb Salam Avenue | Barbir | November 22 Street
    Jamal Abdel Nasser | Omar Bayhoum Street
    Abdallah Eh Yafi Street

    Landmark

    Corniche El Mazraa | Barbir | Horj Beirut
    Tayouneh Roundabout | Kaskas Intersection
    Palais Des Pins| Beit El Mouhami

    Anticipated Closure

    6:30
    6:30
    6:30

    Anticipated Opening

    10:30
    10:30
    11:00


    Bchara El Khoury | Sodeco | National Museum | Badaro

    Main Road on Route

    Bchara el Khoury | El Istiklal Street | Damascus Road
    Damascus Road | Badaro | Sami El Solh Street

    Landmark

    Bechara El Khoury Intersection | Sodeco Square |French Embassy
    Museum| Badaro Intersection | Mc Donalds Intersection

    Anticipated Closure

    6:30
    6:30

    Anticipated Opening

    11:30
    11:30


    Corniche Pierre El Gemayel | Furn El Chebbak

    Main Road on Route

    Adlieh | Road parallel to Emile Lahoud Avenue
    Corniche El Nahr | Fiat Bridge

    Landmark

    Adlieh Roundabout | Beirut River | Al- Watti Bridge | Sagesse University
    Peugeot | Ministry of Energy and Water

    Anticipated Closure

    6:30
    6:30

    Anticipated Opening

    12:00
    12:00


    Borj Hammoud| Jdeideh- Sad El Bouchrieh| Sea Side Road

    Main Road on Route

    Armenia Street | Saint Joseph Street
    Saint Maroun Street | Hankash Street | August Bakhous Street
    Armenia Street
    Sea Side Road from Beirut River to City Mall Dora

    Landmark

    Borj Hammoud| Saint Joseph Church| Independence Statue
    Saint Joseph Hospital| Dora Roundabout
    Borj Hammoud Municipality Square| Mano | Radio Van
    Vanilian Gallery| Volvo | Medco Station

    Anticipated Closure

    6:30
    6:30
    6:30
    6:30

    Anticipated Opening

    13:30
    13:30
    13:30
    14:00


    Stations on the Course

    To make your run safe, healthy, pleasant, and as smoothly as possible, the following stations are located all over the course:

    Water Every 2.5km

    Sponges, Gatorade, Fruits Every 7.5km

    Elite drinks 9 km, 18 km, 27 km, 36 km

    Cheering Along the Course

    Red Cross Along the Course

    Toilets On every relay station (5 km, 15 km, 20 km, 30 km, 35 km)

    Marshals Along the Course

    Timing System 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, 20 km, 30 km, 35 km, 35 km

    Cyclist support and control along the course From the Start to the Finish

    ATTENTION: ALL ACCESS TO VIP PARKING AREAS HAS TO START FROM BORJ AL GHAZAL INTERSECTION (TABARIS)


    Start Line Parking

    Go to Borj Al Ghazal where the BMA team will direct you to the VIP/Guest parking facing the Armenian Cathedral in Saifi Village.



    Getting from the Start Line parking to The Finish Line Parking:

    From the VIP/Guest parking facing the Armenian Cathedral at the Start Area in Saifi Village, turn left out of the parking to go out of Saifi Village to get to Borj Al Ghazal. Turn right taking the Fouad Chehab Bridge. Go to Manara. Turn right at Monroe Hotel and go to the parking behind Porsches.

    Getting from the Finish Line Parking to the Start Line Parking

    From the VIP/Guest parking behind Porsches at the Finish Area, turn right out of the parking and then turn left at the Four Seasons Hotel, going against traffic. Go under the tunnel at the Phoenicia Hotel going to Borj Al Ghazal where the BMA traffic team will direct you to the parking in Saifi Village.

    Race Passes

    The BBBM 2016 venues and race courses are divided into zones. Only those with specific race passes can access the different zones.

    AWARDS CEREMONIES

    An Awards Ceremony for the Marathon overall winners, Marathon overall special needs winners, and Lebanese overall winners will take place at the Finish Area at Martyr’s Square next to the VIP tent. At 11:30 AM.

    An Awards Ceremony for all Marathon Categories is also scheduled on RACE DAY at 7:00 p.m. at the "Lancaster Plaza Hotel-Raouche".

    Awards ceremonies for remaining categories to be announced.