El Gouna Half Marathon
The Trifactory’s El Gouna Half Marathon returns to the Red Sea’s premier tourist resort on November 11, 2023. The new edition will invite runners from all over Egypt and major cities in Europe to participate and compete in a new racecourse with improved routes and challenges.
New Race Routes For 2023
Launched in 2019, the El Gouna Half Marathon has become a magnet for more than a thousand participants annually, drawing runners from over 30 countries. The event showcases four distinct race options: the 5K Race, the 10K Race, the 21K Half Marathon, and the 1K Kids Race, designed for youngsters aged 5 to 10.
All four race routes originate and culminate at the Abu Tig Marina, in El Gouna’s heart. Participants will experience a captivating journey through the locale, traversing landmarks like Downtown El Gouna, the Golf Course, Abydos Marina, Kite Centre Road, and many other points of interest.
Timing and Location
The half marathon will again take place in the heart of the resort town of El Gouna, the Red Sea’s premier tourist destination. The venue will provide runners with outstanding background scenery, courtesy of El Gouna’s 10 kilometers of coastline and 20 islands surrounded by lagoons.
The location is 20 kilometers north of Hurghada. Participants who are not local residents can reach El Gouna via car or internal flight. For those who will come from major cities abroad, there are flights that directly connect to Hurghada International Airport. Alternatively, participants can also look for transportation services directly traveling to El Gouna, such as Go Bus.
El Gouna Half Marathon 2023 will take place on November 11. But aside from the actual race, participants must also attend the briefing and preparation day before race day. Refer to the schedule below:
Friday, November 10th
- 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Race Pack Pick-Up 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm: Briefing Sessions
Saturday, November 11th
- 6:00 am: Arrival at the Start Line Zone 7:00 am: 5K, 10K, & 21K Races Begin 10:00 am: 1K Kids Race 10:30 am: Awards Ceremony
Registration for the El Gouna Half Marathon 2023 is open online. Head to this link to register, read the terms and conditions, and finalize payment. For reference, refer to the list of prices per category below:
Lowest Price Guarantee (Until August 3rd)
- 21K – EGP 500 10K – EGP 500 5K – EGP 500 1K Kids Race – EGP 250
Early-Bird Registration (August 4th – September 30th)
- 21K – EGP 650 10K – EGP 650 5K – EGP 650 1K Kids Race – EGP 250
General Registration (October 1st – October 31st)
- 21K – EGP 800 10K – EGP 800 5K – EGP 800 1K Kids Race – EGP 250
About the Organizer
The TriFactory is one of Egypt’s most prominent sports organizers and management companies specializing in endurance sports, mainly running, swimming, cycling, skiing, and triathlon. Aside from the El Gouna Marathon, the TriFactory is also responsible for the formation and promotion of the Madinaty Half Marathon and Somabay Endurance Festival.