FAQs

The event is open to licensed and non-licensed runners aged 17 or more.

The packages and forms are available in „Packages & Travel Info” section. 

It depends on the Travel Package option you choose.

After we receive your registration form, we will contact you by email with all the payment details. 

Your registration includes:

  • Unique experience to travel and run in Syria
  • Participation in the race of your choice
  • A finisher’s medal and electronic certificate
  • Official time published on the website
  • A finisher’s t-shirt (if you bought one upon registration)

All races start at 7:00am

Next to the start, not far from Damascene Sword Monument.

The cut off times are: Marathon 7 hours, Halfmarathon 3.5 hours, 10km run 2 hours

Bib numbers will be available for collection at the Race Office the day before the event.

The races will be timed using “Webscorer” timing application. However, all runners are required to have their own timing device and show the time and distance covered to a member of staff when they finish. No time verification upon race completion means no official time on the marathon website.

In general the transfers are not possible because of a number of factors including visa and all other permits. However, if you notify us well ahead of time of the event, we might try to find another person to transfer your registration. 

There will be an individual ranking that all runners will be included in. First 3 female and first 3 male finishers will be granted a special trophy.

This individual Insurance must be purchased in a company that covers Syria as travel destination.

As of today only Covid vaccination certifications are required. We will notify you regarding any changes.

You will find the rules & regulations in „Race Info” section on the website.

We will apply the health protocol in force at the time of the event. We will come back to all the runners once it is validated. A guide of good conduct will be communicated to you to respect the instructions of the competent authorities.

Unfortunately, no. As stated in the rules of the event, all entries are personal, firm and final, and cannot be reimbursed for any reason whatsoever.

In case of a cancellation of the event due to COVID-19, we will manage the refunds depending on what offer we receive from insurance companies.

You need to have adequate cancellation insurance policy, that does cover a possible positive test that would prevent you from running Damascus International Marathon.

No. We advise you to come only with the gear you need for the race.

The finisher’s medal will be given to you after you cross the finish line.

No changing rooms will be available in the start / finish area.

There are now showers at the finish line.

You will find toilets along the route and at the finish.

Every runners is responsible for carrying enough energy gels to be able to make it to the finish line. However, two refreshment stations will be set up on the course (every 4.5 km) where you water, fruits and some sweets will be served.

No pacemakers will be present to help you run and achieve your goals. However you can join the other runners to run at the pace you planned.

Your results will be available on the website up to 48 hours after the event.

The photos will be available on the marathon website a few days after the event.

Our staff and volunteers will be available throughout the event. In case you need any assistance you will easily find them at start and finish as well as at refreshments stations. They are there for you, so do not hesitate to ask for any assistance you might need.

With immense pleasure, as we need many hands to make the event happen. Maybe you can also encourage your friends to join us? We would love to have you on board, so bring your energy, good humor and positive attitude and join our team of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly.

Please fill in the form in „Become a volunteer” section, or contact us at info@damascusmarathon.org

Please contact us directly at info@damascusmarathon.org

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