For the fourth year in a row, The TriFactory is proud to present the Pyramids Half Marathon, Egypt’s flagship road running event, taking place annually at Egypt’s most famous historical destination and the world’s last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World: the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Pyramids Half Marathon takes thousands of runners on a tour of the Pyramids Complex, showcasing the three legendary pyramids of Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, as well as the six lesser ones built for their queens.
Inaugurated in 2019 with the attendance of HE Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth & Sports, HE Dr. Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Antiquities, and HE Dr. Rania Al-Mashaat, Minister of Tourism, the Pyramids Half Marathon has proven to be a major local and international participation sports event, bringing in thousands of participants and regularly welcoming runners from over 80 nationalities.
For the first time in 2022, the Pyramids Half Marathon will be organized under the auspices of the Presidency of Egypt, as well as regular public bodies, including the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, as well as the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority. In addition, the race is technically supervised by the Egyptian Athletics Federation, ensuring that all distances are organized to exact international standards, in line with major running races worldwide.
Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth & Sports, said:
“The Pyramids Half Marathon is considered one of the major marathons organized with participation from many Egyptians and other foreign institutions to guarantee that the marathon is organized in the best possible way.”
“It is important to promote a culture of practicing sports, especially in light of the directions of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, to make sports a “lifestyle” and encourage citizens to practice sports through the various activities implemented by the ministry in cooperation with many other relevant institutions.”
As well as these significant public partnerships, the Pyramids Half Marathon boasts a wide selection of corporate partners, including PUMA, the international sports giant. They provide an authentic race t-shirt for every single runner. Moreover, World and Olympic Champion and global sports icon Usain Bolt addressed the attendees at the official press conference via video, encouraging all runners to prepare for the race.
Other notable sponsors and partners at the Pyramids Half Marathon include Orascom Pyramids Entertainment, OnTimeSports (the official television partner), BP, Alfa Medical Group, Lamar, Harvest Foods, Abu Auf, and Tazkarti.
In addition to welcoming runners from all over the world, the Pyramids Half Marathon is suitable for runners of all ages, with the 5K Race holding runners as young as ten years old and runners as old as 80 taking part in all three distances. The 5K benefits from a relatively flat course, while the 10K and 21K will face the downhill stretch towards the Sphinx and back up. The Pyramids Half Marathon is a fun, challenging, and unforgettable #RaceThroughHistory, perfect for runners of all ages and abilities.
“We intend for the Pyramids Half Marathon to become the MENA region’s most important running event, and the past several editions have proven its potential to do so,”
“On a national level, the Pyramids Half Marathon is one of the key sporting events that occur every year in Egypt and a major proponent of sports tourism and nation branding.”says Ayman Hakky, Founder & CEO of The TriFactory.
The TriFactory proudly organizes the Pyramids Half Marathon. The race takes place on Saturday, December 10th, 2022. To find out more and sign up for the race, please visit www.pyramidshalfmarathon.com.
About The TriFactory:
The TriFactory is Egypt’s leading sports event management company, specializing in mass participation sports events. Founded in 2015, the company has grown to become the leading supplier of endurance sports to the Egyptian market. The TriFactory is a fully licensed sports event organizer under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth & Sport, processing more than 15,000 race registrations per annum and welcoming athletes of all ages and abilities, from complete newcomers to professional athletes.
The TriFactory’s portfolio of sports events includes our flagship multi-sport event, the Somabay Endurance Festival, road running races such as the Pyramids Half Marathon, El Gouna Half Marathon, and the Madinaty Half Marathon. The trail runs including Trailmaster Wadi Degla, team-based challenges like the Relay Run, and our signature Yes Yoga Day yoga events.
The TriFactory is proud to cooperate with a variety of public partners, including the Ministry of Youth & Sport, the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, the Ministry of Environment, the Egyptian Athletics Federation, the Cycling Federation, the and Modern Pentathlon Federation, as well as Egyptian Paralympic Committee, to deliver events across the country at fantastic destinations.