Nov 16 2019,07:30 AM
Souq Sharq

About Gulf Bank 642 Marathon 2019

The 6th edition of the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon will take place on Saturday 16th of November 2019. Souq Sharq, one of Kuwait’s major shopping centres, will once again host this great event. The Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is made for every individual who wants to experience a run all while touring through the beautiful landmarks of Kuwait.

Participants will have the option of competing in one of four categories:

  • 5KM
  • 10KM
  • 21KM
  • 42KM

Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is the first full road race to take place in Kuwait and three of the race categories (10KM, 21KM, and 42KM) have been accredited by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

As part of our social responsibility, the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon supports a cause each year in order to raise awareness and to encourage donations.

From challenging athletes to beginners and even families, this event caters to everyone. So why not join us in this international event and move your 642 muscles!

Race Kit Collection:

DATE: 12th, 13th & 14th & 15th of November 

TIME: 2:00PM - 6:00PM 


LOCATION: at the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon EXPO - Kuwait International Fair Grounds - Hall4A (Mishref)




Events Details


Position                        Male                          Female

3rd Place                      $500                          $500               
2nd Place                     $800                          $800
1st Place                      $1,500                       $1,500


Position                        Male                          Female

3rd Place                      $650                          $650               
2nd Place                     $1,000                       $1,000
1st Place                      $2,500                       $2,500


Position                        Male                          Female

3rd Place                      $800                          $800               
2nd Place                     $1,350                       $1,350
1st Place                      $3,500                       $3,500


Position                        Male                          Female

3rd Place                      $1,500                       $1,500               
2nd Place                     $3,000                       $3,000
1st Place                      $7,500                       $7,500

Details to be confirmed soon.

All roads will close 6:30AM. They will reopen at 1:00PM

Date:         Saturday 16th November 2019
Location:    Souq Sharq
Road Closure: 6:30AM
Race Start: 7:30AM
Cut Off time: 1:00PM
Ceremony: 6:30PM at Al Shaheed Park, Phase 2, Multipurpose Hall

Race Kit distribution will be at the Marathon Expo.

Date: 12th, 13th & 14th of November
Time: 4:00 - 9:00PM

Participants must bring their registration receipt to collect their race kit. 

Participants who have picked delivery will have their race kits delivered to their addresses between the 1st till 10th of November


Total Participant

Category Price

Category Price  
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 +965 9880 0003 Al Mirqab, Abdullah Al Mubarak Street - Al Enma Tower, 12th Floor




For anyone looking for more information on how to train or get ready for the marathon, this is your spot! Find training plans, schedule to running clubs in the area and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

It is an annual marathon that takes place in Kuwait. It features 4 categories: 5KM, 10KM, 21KM, and 42KM.
This is the total number of muscles in the human body
It will take place on Saturday the 16th of November 2019 at Souq Sharq in Kuwait.
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
This is when race courses are measured by an accredited AIMS or IAAF course measurer.
Log on to and click on the 'Register Now' button.
Yes you can. Just visit our office and one of our team members can help. The address is: Kuwait City, Mirqab, Abdullah Al Mubarak Street, Al Enma'a Tower, Floor 12. Our office hours are 8 am to 5pm.
No you cannot. As per our official event rules and guidelines: reselling, transfering, alterating or duplicating your registration and or/bib is strictly prohibited.
Registration will close on the 15th of November 2019, or earlier if all distances are full.
You will receive a race kit which includes a tshirt, a bib number, and a bag.
12th, 13th & 14th of November between 4:00 - 9:00PM at Kuwait International Fair Grounds (Mishref)
11 years and above for the 5KM, 15 years and above for the 10KM, and 18 years and above for the 21KM & the 42KM.
Yes, 6 hours and 30 minutes. After this time, race officials will reopen streets to vehicular traffic one section at a time. Participants still on the course will then be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals.
This depends on the distance you register. The longer the distance, the more you will see. Highlights would include: The Grand Mosque, Mubarakiya, Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre and Kuwait Towers.
Yes there will be aid stations throughout the race course with water and bananas.
Yes, there will be portable bathroom units for the participants doing the 21KM and the 42KM distances.
You will be given a medal at the finish line. After that, you can enjoy the race village with family, friends, and fellow participants.
This is an area within Souq Sharq where participants can mingle and relax before and after the race. It will feature booths from vendors providing various services.
Details to be confirmed soon.
They are more than welcome to wait at the race village in Souq Sharq
Yes there are. Please contact for more information.
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