Empowering Strides: Women's Race 2024 on May 12th
Get ready to lace up your running shoes and mark your calendars because on the 12th of May 2024, Beirut will witness a spectacular event that goes beyond the finish line. The Women's Race is more than just a race, this event is a celebration of empowerment, breaking boundaries, and shattering stereotypes as women from all walks of life come together to lead a healthier lifestyle through sports.
The Women's Race is not just about the physical act of running; it's about breaking free from societal molds and challenging the status quo. This race symbolizes the resilience, strength, and determination of women who dare to defy expectations. Participants are not merely runners; they are trailblazers, inspiring others to break free from limitations and embrace a lifestyle that prioritizes health and wellness.
In a world that often imposes unrealistic standards, the Women's Race promotes a message of self-love and fitness for all. The event encourages women to embrace an active lifestyle, fostering physical and mental well-being. As the participants cross the finish line, they carry with them a sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that they are contributing to a community dedicated to leading healthier lives.
It is a melting pot of diversity, bringing together women of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. It's a testament to the fact that empowerment knows no boundaries. Whether you're a seasoned runner, a first-time participant, or someone just starting their fitness journey, this event is an inclusive platform that celebrates the unique journey of every woman.
Beyond the individual achievements, the Women's Race fosters a sense of community and support. The camaraderie among participants creates a network of encouragement that extends far beyond the event day. Workshops, training sessions, and community events leading up to the race aim to build lasting connections, fostering a sense of sisterhood that empowers women to pursue their fitness goals together.
This race is a powerful statement against the stereotypes that have long confined women to certain roles. By showcasing strength, resilience, and determination, the Women's Race challenges preconceived notions and inspires a new narrative—one where women are celebrated for their achievements, both on and off the track.
So, on the 12th of May 2024, let the city echo with the cheers of supporters and the footfalls of empowered women. We are a movement, a stride toward a healthier, more inclusive, and empowered future for women everywhere. Stand tall and let every step be a declaration that the only limits that exist are the ones we place on ourselves.
- 10 KM (Female) 23 USD +3 USD (LAF FEE)
- 10 KM (Male) 23 USD +3 USD (LAF FEE)
- 5 KM Fun Run (Open to all) 19 USD + 1 USD (LAF FEE)
- 2 KM Run with Parents 16 USD + 1 USD (LAF FEE)
Registration opens on 8 March till 30 April
Race Day Information & Link will be provided soon
RACE DAY AWARDS CEREMONY
Our Race Day Awards Ceremony will be held at 10.30 AM, Beirut Waterfront, Start / Finish Line.
10 KM Race - Overall Winners (Male)
1st / 2nd & 3rd Overall Winners
10 KM Race - Overall Winners (Female)
1st / 2nd & 3rd Overall Winners
10 KM Race - Overall Winners BLIND With Vision (Male)
1st / 2nd & 3rd Overall Winners
10 KM Race - Overall Winners BLIND With Vision (Female)
1st / 2nd & 3rd Overall Winners
Age Category Awards Ceremony will be held on the 15th of May 2024 at 06.00 PM at BDD, Bldg 1280, Ground Floor.
Event Rules and Regulations
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 of any changes.
Rules and Regulations
- Part of the Registration Fee of the 5KM Fund Run will go to one of the selected NGO of your choice in the proposed list on the registration platform.
- 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 cancellation.
- Switching between races is not allowed once the registration has been paid and finalized.
- Switching names is not allowed once the registration has been paid and finalized.
- Runners who run using a BIB Number under someone else's name will be disqualified immediately and banned from all BMA events. The name and proof will be sent to the Lebanese Athletic Federation for further action.
- Pacing a runner or generic runners without a BIB Number on the course will automatically disqualify the runner wearing the BIB, and a warning will be sent to the person running illegally on course.
- Once you finish your race, please head directly to the post-race gathering area. Under no circumstances is the runner allowed to go back on course. If the runner fails to abide by the rules and regulations, a 2-year ban from all events will be implemented and sent to the Lebanese Athletic Federation for further action.
General Rules and Regulations
- The race is open to all Nationalities.
- Nobody can run the course without official registration & a BIB Number.
- 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 bib changing between two runners disqualifies both runners & a warning will be sent to both and to the Lebanese Athletic Federation for further action.
- 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 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 at the FRONT. Participants who do not display bib numbers will be taken off the course by security officers/officials and immediately disqualified.
- Road closures on the Race Route will be lifted after two hours 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 seven hours.
- 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.
- Any participant who commences to run before the actual flag-off of his/her registered race category will be immediately disqualified.
- Participants must be 12 years or older as of Event day to participate in the 10 KM Race (Male and Female category).
- Disputes and appeals regarding the results must be submitted in writing including electronic mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Visually Impaired Division
ATHLETES WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT:
- All visually impaired athletes are obliged to wear blackout eye masks throughout the whole race.
- 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.
- 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 athletes and guiding 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.
Awards Rules and 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.
- Prize Money will be allocated to certain categories and winners to be announced closer to race day.
- 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 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 Lebanese Athletic Federation and/or the WAF.
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
- Armed weapons are NOT ALLOWED around or inside the race areas or during the race
- Always be cheerful and respectful to all participants, officials, organizers, and volunteers
- Please respect the volunteers who are there to assist you and adhere to the instructions they give you
- Please wear proper attire before, during, and after the race (no nudity)
- Crossing the Finish Line without a shirt automatically disqualifies the runner. Kindly keep your shirt on at all times (Start, during, and after the race)
- Official Race Photos
- Please wear your BIB Number at all times at the front of your shirt to ensure you get your race day photos
- The organizers will upload all photos post-race on a platform where the runners can purchase them
- All runners will receive an email post-race with a link to access their photos
- We highly recommend that each runner uses their own email address to ensure receipt of all race information and race photos information
Elite and Sub-Elite Marathon Criteria
Elite and sub-elite marathon criteria are typically used to designate specific qualification standards and benefits for professional and highly competitive runners. While specific criteria may vary among different marathon events, here are the Women's Race 2024 elite and sub-elite 10 KM Race classification rules and regulations:
- Time Qualification: Elite & Sub Elite runners are required to meet strict time standards set by the organizers. These time standards are often significantly faster than the general qualifying times and vary depending on the event.
- Proof of Performance: Elite & Sub Elite runners must provide recent race results (between 2021 and 2024) to demonstrate their competitive ability and consistency at the specified elite level. These results are reviewed by race organizers to ensure eligibility.
- Invitations and Entries: Elite & Sub Elite runners are provided with guaranteed entry, Elite Area Access & Parking Slots.
- Separate Start and Support: Elite & Sub Elite runners will start at the front of the race to ensure a clear path and optimal conditions. They also have dedicated support areas, fluid stations, and access to on-course amenities.
- Exchange, Cancellation or Refund: Upon completing your registration, no exchange in race distance(s) is allowed. Also no exchange, switching of BIBs, race cancellation is allowed.
It's important to note that the specific criteria and benefits for elite and sub-elite runners can vary from race to race. All events often have their own qualification standards and guidelines that are outlined on their official websites or registration materials.
To be eligible for an ELITE or Sub-ELITE BIB and Position, you must meet the below Finish Time Criteria:
10 KM Race - Elite Runners Selection Criteria
|32:00 – 35:00
|36:00 – 39:00
10 KM Race – Sub Elite Runners Selection Criteria
|35:01 – 38:00
|39:01 – 41:00
- The registration must be done individually by each runner on the official registration platform.
- Offline registration is not accepted.
- Payment can be made online by a credit / debit card, or offline at any OMT Branch.
- Every Elite or/and Sub Elite Runner is obliged to upload their ID & last race time certificate onto the registration platform to verify their age and elite eligibility.
- You are also required to submit a high res photo (JPEG format) to be used for social media purposes by email to email@example.com before 1 May 2024. Failure to do so, the Elite and Sub Elite Runner will not be featured on social media platforms.
- For any clarifications, questions, or assistance, please contact the undersigned to be assisted.
- Mr. Ehrabi Nael (Race Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Francoise Nehme (Head of Operations): email@example.com