Nov 19 2016,07:00 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

 5KM:             Family Fun Run (11 years & above) 

10KM:            Souq Run (15 years & above)     

21KM:            Half Marathon (18 years & above) 

42KM:            Full Marathon (18 years & above)


42KM                   Male             Female

1st Position:     $3000              $3000

2nd Position:    $2000              $2000

3rd Position:     $1500              $1500

21KM                   Male             Female

1st Position:       $1500           $1500

2nd Position:      $1100           $1100

3rd Position:         $800             $800

10KM                   Male             Female

1st Position:       $1200            $1200

2nd Position:        $700              $700

3rd Position:         $500              $500 

5KM                     Male             Female

1st Position:         $500             $500

2nd Position:        $400             $400

3rd Position:         $300             $300 

Road Closure:             6:30am 

Start Time:                  7:30am           

Cut Off Time:              2:00pm 

Award Ceremony:      2:00pm 

Location:                     Souq Sharq, Sharq

Thurs, 17 Nov:             4:00pm - 8:00pm           

Fri, 18 Nov:                  10:00am - 6:00pm 

*Please bring your registration receipt to collect your race number.



First ever Marathon in Kuwait to be certified by AIMS!

The Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is certified by AIMS - Association of International Marathons & Distance Races. The first ever in Kuwait to be certified. 


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


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.
The race will be held on Saturday, 19th of November 2016, at Souq Sharq
42KM - Male & Female 1st Position - $3000 2nd Position - $2000 3rd Position - $1500 21KM - Male & Female 1st Position - $1500 2nd Position - $1100 3rd Position - $800 10KM - Male & Female 1st Position - $1200 2nd Position - $700 3rd Position - $500 5KM - Male & Female 1st Position - $500 2nd Position - $400 3rd Position - $300
Registration will close on the 16th of November (or earlier if all distances are full)
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 3rd of November, 2016
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
Date: 17th & 18th November, 2016 Location: Souq Sharq Thursday, 17th November 4:00pm - 8:00pm Friday, 18th November 10:00am - 6:00pm *NOTE, please bring your registration receipt to collect your Race Pack
Yes, only if the friend has your receipt number with them and will sign on your behalf. For group pickups, you must inform the organizers a week earlier with the details of the person that will be collecting the kits on the behalf of the group, as well as provide his Full Name, Mobile Number, Civil ID Number. there will be an official letter prepared with the kits on the day of the collection for them to sign.
Yes. All participants must pick up their event-issued bib number, timing device, technical T-shirt and Participant on the day of Race Kit Collections. There is NO race day packet pick-up.
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

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