Beirut Marathon 2019 | Lebanon, Dates , Venues & Tickets

Beirut Marathon 2019

Where:   Beirut, Lebanon
When:    Sunday, November 11, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
The Beirut's Marathon is carried out every year in late November.

The Marathon is Lebanon?s biggest running event which attracts thousands athletes from Lebanon as well as from all over the world.

The course is particularly amazing and combines modern, western and traditional, oriental views, when it passes through the modern and ancient streets of Beirut.
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Beirut Marathon, Lebanon
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Event related information
Beirut Marathon Association 4th floor, Makateb Building Mar Takla, Hazmieh Baabda, Lebanon P.O. Box 113-5753 Beirut, Lebanon Phone: +961 5 959262

Beirut travel information
Dialing code: 1
Longitude: 35.50972°
Latitude: 33.87194°
Lebanon information address: Ministry of Tourism - Tourist Information Phone: +
Tourist website:

Lebanon country details
Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria.
Capital: Beirut
Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP)
Voltage and Frequency: 110/220V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +961
Language: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian.

Lebanon background and overview:
Following the capture of Syria from the Ottoman Empire by Anglo-French forces in 1918, France received a mandate over this territory and separated out a region of Lebanon in 1920. France granted this area independence in 1943. A 15-year civil war (1976-1991) devastated the country, but Lebanon has since made progress toward rebuilding its political institutions. Under the Ta'if Accord - the blueprint for national reconciliation - the Lebanese established a more equitable political system, particularly by giving Muslims a greater voice in the political process while institutionalizing sectarian divisions in the government. Since the end of the war, Lebanon has conducted several successful elections, most militias have been disbanded, and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) have extended authority over about two-thirds of the country. Hizballah, a radical Shi'a organization listed by the US State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, retains its weapons. During Lebanon's civil war, the Arab League legitimized in the Ta'if Accord Syria's troop deployment, numbering about 16,000 based mainly east of Beirut and in the Bekaa Valley. Damascus justified its continued military presence in Lebanon by citing Beirut's requests and the failure of the Lebanese Government to implement all of the constitutional reforms in the Ta'if Accord. Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon in May 2000, however, encouraged some Lebanese groups to demand that Syria withdraw its forces as well. The passage of UNSCR 1559 in early October 2004 - a resolution calling for Syria to withdraw from Lebanon and end its interference in Lebanese affairs - further emboldened Lebanese groups opposed to Syria's presence in Lebanon. The assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq HARIRI and 20 others in February 2005 led to massive demonstrations in Beirut against the Syrian presence ("the Cedar Revolution"). Syria finally withdrew the remainder of its military forces from Lebanon in April 2005. In May-June 2005, Lebanon held its first legislative elections since the end of the civil war free of foreign interference, handing a two-thirds majority to the bloc led by Saad HARIRI, the slain prime minister's son.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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