(From The Official Website: http://tripolihalfmarathon.org/)
Tripoli is the Heart of North Lebanon, the Capital of the North and the second [most] popular city in Lebanon after Beirut. Tripoli is a leading city in terms of social, cultural & sports activities. Tripoli will be hosting for the second time an international running event under the name of: Tripoli International Half Marathon, under the sponsorship of BankMed...
Tripoli International Half Marathon will take place on May 8th, 2011 and is a combination of three different races. 21k, 5k and 2k Children’s Race. The above race will be attracting lots of organizations, institutions, corporations, NGO’s and media firms for being the biggest sports event in the north...
The Tripoli International Half Marathon course winds through diverse neighborhoods and city highlights throughout Tripoli. The majority of the race is run on paved asphalt and concrete streets... The course is a certified IMC (International Measurement Certificate) and your time may be used as a qualifier for Olympic Marathons... The Tripoli Half Marathon course is officially open for six hour pace. The finish line, aid stations and fluid stations will remain open for a six-hour pace and close on schedule...
21,097 Km Wheel Chair - Start Time: 7:15 a.m
21,097 Km (17 years and older) - Start Time: 7:30 a.m
5 km Elite (12 years and older) - Start Time: 9:30 a.m
5 Km Fun (all ages) - Start Time:10:30 a.m
2 Km (12 years and below) - Start Time:11:30 a.m
Km Markers & Clocks: will be highly visible at each km to assist runners in gauging their progress. Kilometer markers are located every 5K, from 5K – 21K will also be placed on the race course.
Medical Aid Stations: There will be five aid stations available to runners throughout the race course. Additionally, there will be an aid tent at the start and finish lines. Red Cross will provide all medical assistance during this event. For your safety, it is important to print any specific medical needs on the reverse side of your race bib. Medical stations will be equipped to assist runners with any basic medical needs and will also have a supply of band-aids. For medical emergencies, an ambulance will be called to transport the runner to a local hospital. Cell operators will be available approximately every one km if you need to alert someone that you need immediate medical assistance while on the course.
Fluid Stations: There will be five fluid stations throughout the race course supplying PowerAde and non-carbonated, water to runners. Additionally, there will be a fluid station at the start and finish lines.
Restroom Facilities: Five men/woman identified portable restrooms equipped with hand cleaner at various locations throughout the course, including the start and finish lines and relay exchange points.
Course Entertainment: The local “kachaff” will cheer runners along the course. There will be course entertainment throughout the race course. Watch for live bands, pep bands, exciting themed water stations.
Registration & Packet Pick-Up:
Register at Spinneys, Liban Post, or from any BankMed Branch in Tripoli, Maarad, or Mina! (5,000 LBP/person)
Runners must pick up their race packet from Maarad Rachid Karame from May 4th, to May 7th, 2011 between 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. This is the only place to get your race bib, t-shirt and goodie bag. Runners must pick up their own packet. There will be NO pick up the day of the race.