Pyramids Half Marathon Race + 3 Days in Cairo
Pyramids Half Marathon Race + 3 Days in Cairo
4 Nights, 5 Days
Race through history during the 5th 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.
Age Requirements for Race Participation:
5K: minimum 12 years
10K: minimum 14 years
21K: minimum 16 years
Pyramids Half Marathon at the Great Pyramids of Giza.
- 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
- Ancient capital of Memphis and Imhotep’s Step Pyramid of Sakkara.
- Walking Tour of historic El Moez Street
THURSDAY 7TH DEC | CAIRO
Arrival in Cairo where your journey starts. Overnight in Cairo.
FRIDAY 8TH DEC | GIZA
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.
12:00 – 20:00 Race Pack Pick-Up
18:00 English Briefing
19:00 Arabic Briefing
SATURDAY 9TH DEC | GIZA
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 10TH DEC | CAIRO
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 11TH DEC | CAIRO
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.
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.
Guaranteed Quality Service
We strive to make sure your travel experiences are ones for the books. Our highly qualified team is at your beck & call from the moment you arrive till you step back on the plane home.
No Hidden Fees
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