Nov 18 2017,07:30 AM
Souq Sharq

About Gulf Bank 642 Marathon

What is 642?
642 is the total number of muscles in the human body!
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. 
Pick your distance and run! 
We will pass by the famous landmarks such as: Souq Mubarakiya, Grand Mosque, Kuwait Towers, Gulf Road and Souq Sharq


Event details

Coming soon!

Date:        14th November 17th November

Time:        4:00pm - 8:00pm 

Location:  Souq Sharq 

*Participants must bring their registration receipt to collect the kits

Date:         18th November, 2017
Location:   Souq Sharq

Warm up:       7:15AM
Race Start:     7:30AM
Ceremony:     1:00PM 
Cut Off time:  2:30PM 

Event Categories

Total Participant

Category Price

Category Price  
5KM 7.000 Register
10KM 10.000 Register
21KM 12.000 Register
42KM 20.000 Register


Race Kit

Race Map


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
Yes. The 6 hour, 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.
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 unless you have Race Insurance, which is an additional amount you pay while registering, which will allow you to either transfer or alter your details in the near future. NOTE: all changes, alteration, transfers will not be accepted after the 2nd of November, 2017
5K - 11 years and above 10K - 15 years and above 21K - 18 years and above 42K - 18 years and above
E-mail with “Change of Information" in the subject line – along with your registration confirmation receipt with Race Insurance
For more information about volunteering you can send us an email at with all your contact information and the area where you would like to volunteer.
You can download your official Race Certificate right after completing the race from
All finishers will receive: - Medals - Downloadable Certificate
The race will be held on Saturday, 19th of November 2016, at Souq Sharq
42KM Male Female 1st Position: 900 KWD 2nd Position: 600 KWD 3rd Position: 450 KWD 21KM Male Female 1st Position: 450 KWD 2nd Position: 350 KWD 3rd Position: 250 KWD 10KM Male Female 1st Position: 360 KWD 2nd Position: 200 KWD 3rd Position: 150 KWD 5KM Male Female 1st Position: 150 KWD 2nd Position: 120 KWD 3rd Position: 90 KWD
The race will be held on Saturday, 19th of November 2016, at Souq Sharq
Registration will close on the 16th of November (or earlier if all distances are full)

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