Nov 17 2018,07:30 AM
Souq Sharq

About Gulf Bank 642 Marathon 2018

What does the ‘642’ stand for?
642 is actually the total number of muscles in a human body!
That’s where the “move your 642 muscles” slogan comes from.
Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is made for every individual who wants to experience a run, touring through the beautiful landmarks of Kuwait. From challenging athletes to beginners and even families. This event caters to everyone. 
Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is the first full road race to take place in Kuwait and three of the race categories have been accredited by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF Athletics).
Following this rigorous assessment, three categories (10 KM, 21 KM, and 42KM distances) of the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon have been AIMS certified. These races now appear in the international calendar of races.

As a social responsibility, Gulf Bank 642 supports a cause each year to raise awareness and donations. This year, we have the utmost privilege of partnering with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society.


Events Details

Details on this will be published closer to the date of the event.

The race village will be at Souq Sharq facing the seaside, next to the Cinema. You will get the red carpet treatment and enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere on the greatest day of the year!

The roads for the race wil be closed between 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Date: 13th November to 15th November
Time:  4:00pm - 8:00pm 
Location:  A Shaheed Park 

More information will be up soon!


For Race Pack collection, all participants must bring their registration receipt to take their kits.

5KM - Male & Female
1st Place: 150 KWD
2nd Place: 120 KWD
3rd Place: 100KWD

10KM - Male & Female
1st Place: 360 KWD
2nd Place: 200 KWD
3rd Place: 150 KWD

21KM - Male & Female
1st Place: 450 KWD
2nd Place: 350 KWD
3rd Place: 250 KWD

42KM - Male & Female
1st Place: 900 KWD
2nd Place: 600 KWD
3rd Place: 450 KWD

Date:         17th November, 2018
Location:   Souq Sharq

Warm up:       7:15AM
Race Start:     7:30AM
Cut Off time:  1:30PM 
Ceremony:     6:00PM


Registration is now Open!

Come join the biggest running event in Kuwait! Registration is now open! 



Total Participant

Category Price

Category Price  
5KM 12.000 KD Register
10KM 15.000 KD Register
21KM 19.000 KD Register
42KM 27.000 KD Register

Registration Outlets

Name Contact no. Email Address
Pro-Vision Sports Management +96598800003 Al Mirqab, Abdullah Al Mubarak Street - Al Enma Tower, 12th Floor




Frequently Asked Questions

The race starts at the entrance bridge of Souq Sharq, heading towards the left and to Souq AlMubarakiya. The race ends back at Souq Sharq, ahead of the start line in front of the Cinemas
You log on to and register yourself or you visit one of the outlets and register there by signing up and paying in cash.
No. Per our official event rules and guidelines: Sale, transfer, alteration or duplication of race entry/bib is strictly prohibited.
5K - 11 years and above ,10K - 15 years and above, 21K - 18 years and above, 42K - 18 years and above
You can download your official Finisher'sCertificate after completing the race from
The race will be held on Saturday, 17th of November 2018, at Souq Sharq
Registration will close on the 16th of November (or earlier if all distances are full)
Yes. The 6 hours, 30-minute time limit means race officials will reopen streets to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at a 15:00 per mile pace. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals.
It will be from 13th to 15th of November, between 4:00 - 8:00pm at Al Shaheed Park. All participants must bring their registration receipt to collect their race packs
Please contact for assistance
Please contact for assistance
T-shirt, Bib Number and Finishers' Medal
They're welcome to wait at the Race Village in Souq Sharq
Yes there will be aid stations throughout the race course with water and bananas.
There will be portable bathroom units for 21km and 42km race course.
You can purchase the medal engraving from our website and upon finishing the race head to our "Engrave your medal" counter at the race village, where you'll have to submit your race medal and our team will engrave your name and timing on it within a few minutes.
We will share with you a link to purchase your images.
For those traveling to Kuwait from outside can follow the below link to find out all the information about Visa process:
Yes, we will have medics and ambulances available on the race course
5KM - Male & Female: 1st Place: 150 KWD 2nd Place: 120 KWD 3rd Place: 100KWD 10KM - Male & Female ​1st Place: 360 KWD 2nd Place: 200 KWD 3rd Place: 150 KWD 21KM - Male & Female ​1st Place: 450 KWD 2nd Place: 350 KWD 3rd Place: 250 KWD 42KM - Male & Female ​1st Place: 900 KWD 2nd Place: 600 KWD 3rd Place: 450 KWD
Yes, there are. Please contact for more details
10KM, 21KM & 42KM from the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon are certified by Association of International Marathons and Distances Races.
All athletes must attend themselves to collect the race packs.