The Organizer reserves the right to modify or substitute any of these rules and regulations of the Event from time to time as they deem fit. If there is ambiguity in any of the provisions, the Organizer shall be the authority to interpret and in doing so, the Organizer will take into account the interests of all the affected participants.
Any updates on the rules and regulations of the event will be notified on the official website, www.beirutmarathon.org and it is the responsibility of the affected participant to keep abreast with any changes.

For any enquiry regarding registration or any type of results/awards, kindly email us on registration@beirutmarthon.org or call us on 70-898151

Rules and regulations

Registration Condition
  • Event Registration Fee is 150,000LL for all races (42.195 KM, 21.1KM, 8 KM) as 100% of the proceed will be donated equally to 8 NGOs in collaboration with the Beirut Marathon
  • 5 KM Run for a Cause’s registration will be made through each of the 8 NGOs in collaboration with the Beirut Marathon
  • Once registration has been duly processed, there will be no fee refund for participants who do not eventually participate in the Event or in case of cancelation
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • The race is open to all Nationalities.
  • Nobody can run the course without official registration.
  • Bicycles, in-line skates, prams, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the course other than official race and medical vehicles. If you are caught with any of these, you will be directed off the route.
  • Pets are forbidden on the course. No four-legged runners!
  • Any bibs changing between two runners disqualify both runners.
  • Taking shortcuts is totally forbidden and is subject to a direct disqualification.
  • Any pacing done by a person on a moving vehicle (car, motorcycle, bike, and rollers) is a disqualifying violation and especially when it comes from agents or coaches.
  • A runner pushing or conveying any other runner is a disqualifying violation.
  • Riding any vehicle even for a brief moment is also a disqualifying violation.
  • Deliberately obstructing or interfering with other competitors is a disqualifying violation.
  • Please do not wear jewelry or carry precious items with you. The BMA Management will not be held responsible for any lost valuables.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the Event at any time without prior notice to the Participant, in which case the Organizer will make effort to inform the Participant prior to the date of the event. There will strictly be no fee refund if the event is cancelled for reason of force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the Organizer or acts of God, which renders it impossible or unsafe to hold the event.
  • In consideration of the Participant's use of the Event's website, the Participant agrees to:
    • o Provide true, accurate, current and complete information about the Participant contained in any registration form (such information being the "Registration data")
  • The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Event race routes as they deem fit for the safety of the Participants and/or to prevent any potential hazards in the running of the Event, at any time without prior notice to the Participant. In such cases, every effort will be made to inform the Participant prior to the date of the Event. The Organizer shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused due to such changes.
  • The form on the reverse side of the participant's running bib must be completed in full and accurately. Participants must wear the assigned bib on his/her chest. Participants who do not display bib numbers will be taken off the course by security officers/officials and immediately disqualified.
  • Road closures on the Full Marathon Route will be lifted after six hours and a half from commencement of the race (cut-off time). Cut-off times will be set at specific check-points along the route to ensure the safety of runners who are unable to complete the race within the six hours and a half. Participants who are still on route and choose to continue running after the cut-off time, do so at their own risk.
  • A participant must retire from the race immediately, if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff, Race Director, Referee, and/or security officer.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to cancel and/or add any race category without prior notice to the Participants.
  • Participants are strictly not allowed to transfer their race entries to another party or change race categories after their registrations are confirmed.
  • Any participant who commences to run before the actual flag-off of his/her registered race category will be immediately disqualified.
  • Participants must be 17 years or older as of Event day to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195km) category
  • Participants must be 14 years or older as of Event day to participate in the Half Marathon (21.1km) category
  • Disputes and appeals regarding the results must be submitted in writing including electronic mail (registration@beirutmarathon.org)
Hand Cycle Divisions Rules and Regulations
  • Before the race, participants must go to the Para-athlete gathering area for chair and ankle chip inspection where it shall be sole responsibility of the wheelchair race official to rule on the safety of the wheelchair and competitor.
  • Participants will then be escorted to the starting line.
  • Approved race helmets must be worn all the time during the entire race.
  • Para-athletes’ participants must exercise caution on the course, as lead vehicles and foot runners have the right of way.
  • Race organizers will provide cyclist support to all participants.
  • If the participant is unable to finish the race, he/she should inform a race marshal located along the course who will take appropriate steps to assist the participant.
  • No drafting is allowed, and no participant may give or accept a draft from another participant in another race being held concurrently on the same course and that is part of the same event.
  • No participant may solicit or accept a draft or assistance from any outside source
  • Participants who suffer a mishap may be assisted in remounting
  • Mechanical assistance to repair the wheelchair or wheels/tires shall be allowed
  • A competitor may be disqualified for causing a crash or spill through reckless behavior, inadequate maintenance or adjustment of chair components, including gluing of tires.
  • Right-of-way priority follows this sequence
    • o i. Foot runners
    • o ii. Hand Cycle
  • When racing in the proximity of foot runners, wheelchair competitors must have sufficient control of their wheelchairs and yield the right-of-way to the foot runners. In every case, the ultimate right-of-way belongs to the foot runners. The failure of a wheelchair competitor to yield right-of-way may result in disqualification.
  • Participants should be aware of vehicles on the course and should use caution around any vehicle. If approached and passed by any official race vehicle, the wheelchair competitor must move to the safest side of the road at that time until the vehicle has passed.
  • Only the hands and arms shall make propulsion and direct steering of the wheelchair.
  • No gears, levers, chains, or any other mechanical devices may be used in propelling the wheelchair
  • No aerodynamic device is allowed on the wheelchair, with the exception of wheel covers. However, athletes are allowed to position their bodies for the sole purpose of reducing air resistance.
  • Competitors must insure that no part of their lower limbs touch the ground during the event.
  • A competitor must be securely seated in the wheelchair and remain so, while racing.
Visually Impaired Division

Athletes With Visual Impairment:

  • Athletes with partial or total loss of vision can participate in this category and therefore can run accompanied by a guide, who will not compete.
  • Athletes must bring their own guide to the competition. Participants will obtain special bibs for their guides at bib pick up.
  • Competitors and guides must at all times wear their official race bib numbers.
  • No runner may be accompanied by more than one guide at a time.
  • As the visually impaired/blind runner crosses the finish line, the guide must be behind the athlete.
  • The method of guidance is the choice of the athletes. They may choose to use an elbow lead, or a tether, or run free. Holding the athlete or the athlete’s clothing is not permitted. Strapping or tying the hands of athlete and guide to one another is not permitted. The tether used must provide at least a 5 cm (2 inches) length between the respective hands of the guide and the athlete. In addition, the runner may receive verbal instructions from the guide.
  • Guides may not use a bicycle or other mechanical means of transport.
  • At no time may the guide pull the athlete or propel the athlete forward by pushing. Infringement of this rule shall lead to disqualification.
Award Rules & Regulations
  • Only runners, who are awarded an official time by crossing the Finish Line wearing their registered timing tag, will be entitled trophies or official certificates. In addition, all winners must have a recorded time at each of the timing checkpoints along the course. No tag, No Time, No Trophy.
  • There will be no prize money
  • Registered runners will only be entitled to trophies or official age group certificates of their respective registered race category
  • Winners of the overall categories will be based on their respective GUN TIME
  • Winners of the age categories will be based on their respective NET TIME
  • Winners declared post event must submit their proof of age, as original identification documents will be required by the event organizers in order to proceed with the awards ceremony. The race organizers might also ask for the proof of identification during the award ceremony.
  • In the event of an athlete failing the dope test, he/she will not be eligible for awards or an official time and will be disqualified from the race. Such athletes may also be reported to the National Federation and/or the IAAF.
Code of Ethics
  • Always be respectful of the environment you are using during the event. Do not litter the streets with plastic bottles, and always keep the space you use clean
  • Political slogans or discussion are purely forbidden
  • Always be cheerful and respectful to all participants, officials, organizers and volunteers

Beirut Marathon Association - COVID 19 Restrictions & Safety Plan

(Applicable for Participants, Staff and Volunteers)

Reducing Exposure to COVID 19
  • Wear a face mask during gatherings before and after the Race
  • Maintain a 1.5m distance from other individuals
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow, sleeve or a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterwards
  • Washing your hands before and after the race with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth – with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you have cold- or flu-like symptoms and remain home until fever-free (without fever reducing medicine) for 24 hours
  • Exchanging water bottles is strictly forbidden
Beirut Marathon COVID 19- Safety Implementations
  • Removal of Non-Participants from Start & Finish
  • Reduction in event and running teams' capacity to allow for social distancing
  • Phased and processes of organizing human flow to allow for social distancing (coding and identifying marks on the ground)
  • Restriction of movement within Start & Finish
  • Temperature check upon entry to Start & Finish
  • Modified queuing systems and disinfection station at entry and exit points
  • Reducing public transport and encouraging individual car travel
  • Collaboration with a professional disinfection entity to disinfect the Gathering, Start, Finish and Course Areas
COVID 19 Terms & Conditions
  • Masks are mandatory at the gathering, start and finish areas, please make sure to have it always on you
  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5m with others
  • Participants are sorted into the following groups: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H etc.
  • Participants’ official BIB numbers will indicate to which group each participant will belong
  • To avoid crowded spaces, each group will be called to their dedicated start-line gate before the start
  • Each refreshment station will be equipped with hand sanitizer and all of our volunteers will be asked to keep their masks on and to frequently sanitize their hands