The 2022 edition of the Siwa Half Marathon will travel through the incredible Siwa Oasis, an isolated urban oasis in Egypt’s western desert. The marathon returns on February 11 and welcomes participants from all age groups.
Half Marathon in the West
The Siwa Half Marathon is an annual marathon in one of Egypt’s urban areas and the largest venues for winter tourism. The marathon takes participants to the front row center of the paradise in the western desert. It begins in front of the Taghaghien Island, a spectacular place located on the edge of the oasis and on the shore of Lake Siwa, just a few kilometers from the town center.
Here are the available distances for all age groups:
- Family run
Each distance features a one-lap race course, except the 21K distance, which consists of two laps timed using the MyLaps Timing System, the same system deployed at most major sports events all over the world.
All age groups will receive gifts upon the completion of the race, but the finalists will receive special prizes. After the main event, the organizer also prepared entertainment and fun shows that will cater to attendees in groups.
Timing and Location
The Half Marathon will take place in the natural running track in Siwa Oasis on February 11 at 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The venue lies 50 km east of the Libyan borders, away from civilization. Siwa remains a little paradise that has a distinctive and preserved culture. It is considered the easternmost extension to the Berber descendants, the tribes of the oasis that have managed to retain their Siwi language.
The registration for the Siwa Half Marathon is open online and ends on February 4, 2022. Head to this link to register, choose your preferred distance and appropriate age group, and make payment.
Here’s the list of ticket prices for all distances:
- 21km – 400 EGP
- 10km – 350 EGP
- 5km – 350 EGP
- Family run – 300 EGP
About the Organizer
The Siwa Half Marathon is organized by the City Marathon and the main committee of the actual event. For more information about the Siwa Half Marathon, visit the event’s official Facebook page.
Friday, February 11, 2022