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Pyramids Half Marathon Race + 3 Days in Cairo

Pyramids Half Marathon Race + 3 Days in Cairo

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4 Nights, 5 Days

Race through history during the 4th edition of the Pyramids Half Marathon and spend a few days in Cairo to really explore the city. Visit the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, and Khan al-Khalili and so much more.

About the Pyramids Half Marathon:

The Pyramids Half Marathon is organised by The TriFactory and takes place on Saturday, December 10th 2022 at the Great Pyramids of Giza.

It includes three distances, 5K, 10K, & 21K, which makes it suitable for participants of all ages and abilities, including those who wish to walk instead of run. 

The Pyramids Half Marathon takes you up close and personal to the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. All three races will remain entirely within the Pyramids Complex, extending the amount of time runners can Race Through History alongside the Great Pyramids of Giza. The race course is fully pedestrianised and is staffed by The TriFactory event organisers and volunteers. The 5K course is fairly flat, while the 10K and 21K courses feature several rolling hills and inclines, including the long decline down to the Sphinx and resulting incline on the way back up towards the Finish Line.

Age Requirements for Race Participation:

5K: minimum 12 years

10K: minimum 14 years

21K: minimum 16 years


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Highlights

Pyramids Half Marathon at the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Cairo:

- The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

- Egyptian Museum, the Saladin Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

- National Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Optional Tours:

- Ancient capital of Memphis and Imhotep’s Step Pyramid of Sakkara.

- Walking Tour of historic El Moez Street

Detailed Itinerary

THURSDAY 8TH DEC | CAIRO

Arrival in Cairo where your journey starts. Overnight in Cairo.

FRIDAY 9TH DEC | GIZA

Meals: Breakfast

The day will be devoted to antiquities: the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. You will even get to ride camels at the Pyramids, if you wish.

An optional tour is available to go see the ancient city of Memphis and Imhotep’s Step Pyramid of Sakkara (for the price of $55).

We will then head over to pick up your race pack and attend the pre-race briefing (times below). Overnight in Cairo.

Expo Day

12:00 – 20:00     Race Pack Pick-Up

18:00                    English Briefing

19:00                    Arabic Briefing

SATURDAY 10TH DEC | GIZA

Meals: Breakfast

Race Day

8:00 am              All three races start

11:00 am             Final cut-off time

11:00 am             Awards Ceremony

Post-race, an optional tour can be offered of the National Museum of Civilization (NMEC), boasting a collection of 50,000 artefacts, showcasing Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. Cost of tour $55 per person.

Overnight in Cairo.

SUNDAY 11TH DEC | CAIRO

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.

Afterwards, you can enjoy an optional walking tour of Cairo’s Islamic scenes in El-Moez street for only $45. Our walking tour starts in the old town of AlQahira, where one can see the old walls and gates of the city,
AlHakim mosque, walk by Qalaoon complex and all other Mamluks and Ottoman mosques and buildings along with a professional tour guide to never miss a detail.

MONDAY 12TH DEC | CAIRO

Meals: Breakfast

You will be transfered to Cairo airport for your international flight back.

What is included?

- Entry & Participation in the Pyramids Half Marathon at the Great Pyramids of Giza in chosen distance race (5k, 10k or 21k)

- Entry fees for all sightseeing as per itinerary
- Transport to/from visits
- Airport Meet & Greet
- Local English-speaking guide (on
tours) and dedicated tour leader

- 4 Nights at 5 Star Accomodation in a Double Room* basis as follows: Cairo Kempinski Hotel (or Similar based on B.B)
*Single Supplement $295

Listed accomodation are an
indication, & are subject to change without notice.

What is NOT included?

- Entry Visa
- Tips/Gratuity - incl. tips for guide

- Outlined optional tours which incur an additional fee: National Museum of Civilization $55, Memphis & Sakkarah $55, El Moez street visit 45$

Health & Safety Precautions

All event managers, staff, and media personnel will wear masks.

After installation, all touchpoints will be thoroughly disinfected. 70% alcohol will be available before the start of every obstacles so that participants can disinfect their hands.

The Pyramids Half Marathon, including the Race Expo on the preceding two days, takes place entirely outdoors, ensuring effective social distancing and following international guidelines implemented following the COVID-19 pandemic.

70% alcohol will be available for sanitisation of hands and masks for those who wish to wear them although they are not mandatory, based on guidelines from Egypt's Ministry of Health.

The safety of every single participant is our number one priority. At the Start Line Zone and Finish Line Zone, and across the Race Course, there are ambulances provided by Alfa Medical Group and El Safa Hospitals, trained medical personnel, and senior doctors with significant experience covering running races and sports events.

The nearest hospitals, Al Haram Hospital and El Shorouk Hospital are on stand-by and ready to receive any runners who face any medical conditions before, during, or after the race.

The Pyramids Half Marathon is organised by The TriFactory, a fully-licensed sports event management company under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Youth & Sports, and the event also falls under the supervision of the Egyptian Athletics Federation, including all local and international standards are met when it comes to race organisation and health & safety standards.

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Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

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