About the Half-Marathon

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Riyadh Half-Marathon 2018

Organized by General Sports Authority

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For Men Only
24 Feb 2018
King Saud University Stadium (Open map)

Riyadh’s 1st Official Half-Marathon

Are you ready for Riyadh’s 1st official Half-Marathon? Take the ultimate challenge, push your limits and put your fitness to the test with the Kingdom’s first premier official Half-Marathon. Whether you’re running alone or in a group, the Riyadh Half-Marathon is an unmissable event for all runners and fitness enthusiasts! Riyadh Half-Marathon will begin on the 24th of February at 9:00 am local time.

Start Point, Route & Finishing Line

All the run categories will start and end at the King Saud University. Please check the full routes on this link (Open map)

Race Categories

The Riyadh Half-Marathon will have 3 run categories this year: Professional Run, Amateur Run, Fun Run. We encourage everyone to participate. We’ve listed down everything you need to know :

Pro Run

Amateur run

Fun Run










24th February 2018

24th February 2018

24th February 2018

Start Time

9:00 am

3:15 pm Athletes with disabilities
3:30 pm for all

4:30 pm

Start line

King Saud University

King Saud University

King Saud University

Finish line

King Saud University

King Saud University

King Saud University

Registration End Date

Online registration: 20th February 2018.
Mobile Application : 20th February 2018.
Onsite registration is available on 24th February 2018.

Age limit

Starting from 18 years old

Starting from 15 years old

Open for all

Categories And Awards

Professional Run
21 km

Prize for 1st place
1,000,000 SAR
Prize for 2nd place
200,000 SAR
Prize for 3rd place
90,000 SAR

Amateur Run
8 km

Prize for 1st place
A car
Prize for 2nd place
20,000 SAR
Prize for 3rd place
10,000 SAR

Fun Run
4 km

Prize for 1st place
10,000 SAR
Prize for 2nd place
8,000 SAR
Prize for 3rd place
7,000 SAR

* For more details about the prizes for citizens, expatriates and athletes with special needs, please view the prizes and awards details.

  • In each run category 10 racers will receive prizes and accolades.
  • Prizes distribution ceremony will take place same day after isha prayers, Location will be announced at a later date.
  • All participants will receive a medal.


Runner Information

Upon registration, Runners will receive an email with all information needed to complete activation. They will also need to be at the start points at least half hour before their race begins. Registered runners can collect their bibs and running numbers at King Saud University Stadium at 21st, 22nd and 23rd of February from 4:00pm till 11:00pm.

Families & Mass Public Activities

We will be offering an area for families and kids to participate in various fun activities in the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 22th February 2018 starts at 4:00 pm
  • Friday 23th February 2018 starts at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday 24th February 2018 starts at 9:00 am


The GSA’s vision is to establish a professional and supportive environment for athletic, fitness and health-minded citizens by building sports grounds/fields across the Kingdom and organising sporting events (such as The Riyadh Half-Marathon) for their benefit. We want to provide modern facilities to our citizens to increase the number of athletes in the Kingdom, and to achieve local and international recognition. The Riyadh Half-Marathon is an embodiment of the GSA’s vision to achieve a healthy and active Saudi community.

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