Kuwait Marathon

Kuwait Marathon2020-01-24T13:30:44+00:00
  • Date
    19 December 2020
  • Location
    Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Distance
    42, 21,10, 5 Km's

KUWAIT  MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGE – RUN ONE OF THE WORLDS LONGEST CAUSEWAYS

Kuwait’s new flagship marathon, IAAF/ AIMS certified course is set to take place at the recently inaugurated Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway across Kuwait Bay. Join this exciting adventure of running the first second ‘Kuwait Marathon’ and extend your trip for Christmas  further abroad.

The idyllic backdrop and landmark location on one of the world’s longest causeways, linking old Kuwait to new Kuwait. will solidify Kuwait Marathon as a world class event.

ABOUT KUWAIT:

Kuwait City is home to the new AIMS ‘Kuwait Marathon’ and is the economic, cultural, and political capital of Kuwait on the shores of the Persian Gulf. According to the World Bank Kuwait is the fourth richest country in the world per capita and is a mixture of exclusive Western-style hotels, designer shopping malls, traditional Islamic architecture, and street markets.

For many years Kuwait was only famous for its oil, but have been growing tourism as an industry for a couple of decades and is now one of the most fascinating places in the Arabic world for a mixture of budget and luxury travel packages.

Be adventurous and explore the magnificent beauty of this small intriguing country.  Join us on our Kuwait Marathon Adventure and be  the first to run the Kuwait Marathon across one of the world’s longest and most impressive causeways

FLIGHTS & ARRIVAL

Flights are not included due to multiple departure points of runners & supporters. We recommend you fly into Kuwait international Airport (KWI) on the morning of Thursday 17 December 2020 to join other runners and supporters. We are able to advise or assist with flights and charge a nominal administration fee for flight bookings.

KUWAIT MARATHON ADVENTURE  ITINERARY 17-20 DECEMBER 2020

Day 1. Thursday 17 December 2020 – ARRIVAL KUWAIT CITY

AM arrival at Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

Arrival and Check-in and City Orientation / Race Briefing

Overnight: Hotel Kuwait City

Day 2. Friday 18 December 2020 – RACE REGISTRATION & EXPLORE KUWAIT

This morning is race registration before you explore the highlights of Kuwait city and its rich history and culture.

Overnight: Hotel Kuwait City

Day 3. Saturday 19 December 2020 – RACE DAY

07hoo Kuwait Marathon Start, 42, 21, 10 and 5 Km races. Be the first to run The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway

All races start at 07hoo and are followed by Prize-giving and awards for all genders and age categories.

Dinner

Overnight: Hotel Kuwait City

Day 4. Sunday 20 December 2020 – DEPARTURE DAY

Breakfast and hotel checkout

Airport transfer and onward flight

Extension for Christmas  & jet off to your next destination

KUWAIT MARATHON ADVENTURE PACKAGE:

To book your Kuwait Marathon Adventure Package, please send us a message via the ‘Enquiry Tab’ above or email us on info@sportsadventuretours.com

KUWAIT CITY HOTEL, 17-20 DECEMBER 2020, 3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

BELOW PRICES ARE FOR 2019 – 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

R 6,775 DOUBLE ROOM per person, sharing  (Max 2 persons) = R 13,550 per room

R 6,775 TWIN ROOM per person, sharing  (Max 2 persons) = R 13,550 per room

R 9,050 SINGLE ROOM per person, sole occupancy of a room (1 person)

THE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS AT A GLANCE:

What is included in your package?

  • Kuwait Return Airport transfers  / Hotel
  • 3 Nights, Hotel Accommodation 3*, hotel taxes included
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Dinner – Saturday
  • Return Transfers Hotel -Race Start/Finish

What is not included in your package:

  • Race entry and Timing Chip (Available on request)
    Flights to / from Kuwait International Airport(available on request)
  • Half Day City Tour (optional)
  • Transfers to race registration (optional)
  • Visa 20 KWD (approx ZAR 980 subject to exchange rates) (assistance provided for visa applications)
  • Meals and all drinks unless stated in inclusions
  • Tips & Gratuity
  • Travel Insurance (essential, available on request)
  • Anything not mentioned above, as included

RACE INFO

IAAF / AIMS certified course

The Kuwait Marathon races are held under the rules of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

The Kuwait Marathon is a Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades Marathon qualifier, the route is fast and ideal for a personal best, PB!

GRADE / ROUTE

Easy, fast and relatively flat on the bridge, deemed to be a great race for new world records

RACE PRE-ENTRY OPEN & CLOSE DATES

  • Entries open  TO BE CONFIRMED 
  • Late entry fees apply from October 2020
  • Registration closes on early December 2020 or sooner if the event is fully booked
  • The race offers the opportunity to participate as a contender. A contender will start in a preferred and pre-assigned wave. During the registration process, the athlete needs to demonstrate an official published qualifying time. The QT for the marathon distance is 3:40:00 (Male) and 4:45:00 (Female).

There are no late entries, no refunds and no substitutions are permitted.

TRANSFERS TO THE RACE

Included in Sports Adventure tours Package

AGE RESTRICTION

Marathon: from 18 years old / Half Marathon: 15 / 10 Km: 15/ 5 Km: 11

ENTRY FEES

2019 PRICES – 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED

Marathon KWD 25 / Half Marathon KWD 17  / 10 Km KWD 14/ 5 Km KWD 11

Entries Kuwait Marathon

This event is insured through EventProtect.
A 2.75% insurance premium is applicable.

RACE START & FINISH

Race Day: Saturday 19 December 2020

The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway

CUT-OFF TIMES

Marathon 06:30 / Half Marathon 03:30 / 10 Km KWD 02:15/ 5 Km 01:00

RACE PACK COLLECTION & ADDRESS

Al Shaheed Park, Phase 2, Multipurpose Hall 2 – a 27 minute walk from the Hotel through the Park

RACE TIMING / CHIP

Automated timing, MyLaps BIBTag by Sports Timing Services

RACE PACK

To be advised

PACE SETTERS

To be advised

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

Hydration refreshments stations are provided along the route

MEDICAL / FIRST AID STATIONS

Provided by the Organisers

FINISHER MEDALS

  • Medals: Finalists
  • Trophies Age & gender category trophies for 10 KM, 1/2 Marathon, and Full Marathon
  • Electronic certificates

RECORD HOLDERS

As established at inaugural Kuwait Marathon 2019

Kuwait General Info 

Travel Guidelines:

Hotels and restaurants normally include a 15 percent tip with the final bill.  Small tips are appreciated by guides and porters

The government of Kuwait imposes strict fines for drinking alcohol in public and it is not served in hotels and restaurants. You should also not bring alcohol into the country.

Kuwait does not impose formal dress rules. Long pants are recommended and headscarf for ladies to visit mosques and religious sites

Unmarried citizens may not sharing the same room in a hotel, Kuwait people are conservative

PASSPORT/VISA NOTE

All foreign passengers to Kuwait must hold return/onward tickets, the necessary travel documentation for their next destination, and proof of sufficient funds to cover their expenses while in the country. Most foreign nationals can obtain a three-month tourist visa on arrival. Visas may also be obtained prior to departure from one’s country of origin, as are e-visas. NOTE: It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZEN VISA: We will assist all South African Citizens with visa applications, subject to receiving the below documents.

SOUTH AFRICANS (PDF Format)

  • Clear Color passport copies – (valid 6 month post departure from Kuwait)
  • Clear scanned copy of University Degree / Diploma in some field / Educational Certificate of High school
  •  Tentative flight booking
  • processing takes 7-10 working days or sometimes shorter. Visas are subject to the approval of the ministry of immigration.

WEATHER

Kuwait City is dry year-round. Summer (Jun–Sep) is very hot. Dec–Mar is cooler and peak travel time, Average temperature in December 11-22 degrees Celsius.

CURRENCY 

Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) is the currency of Kuwait. It is s currently the world’s highest-valued currency unit per face value.

KUWAIT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KWI)

Is located in Farwaniya, Kuwait, 15.5 kilometers (9.6 miles) south of Kuwait City.

TIME

GMT +3

ELECTRICITY

240 volts, 50Hz. The UK-style three-pin is in use (Type G).

LANGUAGE

Arabic is the official language, but English is widely used and understood; a compulsory language in secondary schools. Other widely spoken languages include Farsi (common among Iranian expats) and Urdu (common among South Asian expats).

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Specific Event Terms & Conditions apply as per Race Organisers
  • Standard Sports Adventure tours Terms and Conditions Apply

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Prices quoted are in ZAR for display purposes and are subject to currency fluctuations with Kuwaiti dinar, KD. (the currency of Kuwait)

Special offers to follow.

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