The annual Beirut Marathon is expected to attract over 36,000 runners of all ages and capabilities in Lebanon’s capital this November the 13th and 14th, in its attempt to initiate a national momentum for hope, and to restore unity, solidarity, and dignity, despite the hardships and obstacles, under the slogan “united we run for hope.”
In addition to being committed to growing and nurturing the running culture in Lebanon, the Beirut Marathon is considered a celebration of Lebanon and a platform for the Lebanese community and its causes, bringing together people from all walks of life. The first Beirut International Marathon took place in 2003 with 6,000 participants. It’s popularity has grown since then, and now it attracts over 30,000 applicants every year.
This year, in solidarity with the NGOs who are trying to, makes ends meet during in the dire conditions Lebanon is facing, all proceeds from the race will be donated to organizations such as Beit El Baraka, Brave Heart, Children’s Cancer Center, Idraac, Live Love, Lebanese Autism Society, Teach a Child, and The Neonate Fund.
Participants can join the 2-day event in Beirut, and run for a cause on November the 13th, or race on the 14th. Runners can also participate in virtual races anywhere in the world, between the 12th & the 15th.
The Beirut Marathon Association, founded by May El Khalil, is one of the NGOs supported by The Beirut Foundation’s initiative “Help Us Rise.” Founder of the foundation, Thomas G. Abraham, is not only a member of the Beirut Marathon Association Board of Trustees, but also runs in the marathon.