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Race Categories

Race Kit Collection:
Date: 27 February till 29 February, 2024
Time: 4 PM till 9 PM
Location: Al Shaheed Park - Phase 2 - Multipurpose Hall
Please bring your registration receipt to collect your race kit.
There will be no kit distribution on the race day so make sure to pick it up prior
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Feb 29, 2024

Kids Race (3 to 9YRS)


Regular Fee   - 5 KD

Shaheed Park Phase II

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Mar 02, 2024

 Souq Run (5KM)


Regular Fee   - 15 KD

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Mar 02, 2024

Kuwait City Run (10KM)


Regular Fee   - 15 KD

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Mar 02, 2024

Half Marathon (21KM)


Regular Fee   - 19 KD

ABOUT Gulf Bank 642 Marathon

"This is the biggest marathon hosted in the heart of Kuwait City. The race course being the most unique route which takes you through an experience like no other along the Gulf coast and from the beautiful Arabian heritage to the modern architectural pieces of art. It is the first road race in Kuwait  ever certified and recognized by World athletics as Road Race Label, registered under AIMS (Association of International Marathons & Distance Races), and considered part of AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group Qualifiers.

Partners & Sponsors


We are very thankful for your trust and contribution in Gulf Bank 642 Marathon. As the biggest marathon in Kuwait, we take pride for unconditional support! To this year and many more!

  • What is the minimum age required to join this race?
    10 years old by 20th January 2024 - 5KM 14 years old by 20th January 2024 -10KM 16 years old by 20th January 2024 - 21KM 18 years old by 20th January 2024 - 42KM
  • Is my event kit going to be delivered to me?
    If you signed up with the delivery option, then yes, your race kit will be delivered to you 10 days prior to the race day. In case you didn't receive it, you can pick it up during the race kit collection.
  • How can I check the route map?
    YA more detailed map will be shared closer to the race date in our platform.
  • Can I book a booth?
    Yes! Kindly email us your inquires at
  • I signed up, now what?
    You will get a QR code on your email, we will send the race kit collection details closer to the race by email for race kit pickup.
  • Can I be a partner/ sponsor in the race?
    Yes! Kindly email us your inquires at
  • What is pre-race shirt printing?
    If you choose the t-shirt printing and delivery option during registration, your t-shirt will be printed prior to the race and shipped directly to your address.
  • What is this race about?
    The annual Gulf Bank 642 Marathon, catering to runners, joggers and walkers from all over the world.
  • When is it?
    on the 02nd March 2024
  • Where will the race start?
    To be determined
  • What is included in the event kit?
    T-shirt, bib number, bag and some goodies from our partners!
  • Is there an elite category?
    Yes! If you are an elite runner interested in joining Gulf Bank 642, kindly email us at before 15th of October, 2023
  • What is medal engraving?
    We provide a medal engraving service on the race day, You can engrave your time and name on the back of the medal.
  • Is this event accredited ?
    It is the first ever full road race certified by (WMM) Abbott World Marathon Majors and recognized by AIMS (Association of International Marathons & Distance Races), World Athletics, and It is a bronze label event.
  • Who can join the event?
    Everyone is welcome to join the race!
  • Is this registration with refundable booking?
    Yes. If you opt for the Refundable Booking Option you can claim a refund with an additional fee. The refundable booking is applicable only for personal emergencies and you have to provide the evidence . Please see full terms and conditions here:
  • What are the race categories?
    5KM, 10KM, 21KM & 42KM
  • Where can I buy the Gulf bank 642 Merchandise?
    You can buy Gulf Bank 642 Marathon Merchandise at the race kit collection and you can also buy it from our website:
  • Where can i contact for more assistance ?
    +965 1882700 & within working hour from Sunday till Thursday from 9 am till 5 pm
  • How do you participate in it?
    By clicking on the Register Now button
  • What does T-shirt printing mean?
    We provide T-shirt printing services at the race kit collection, you can print your name or initials on the race t-shirt.

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