Beirut Marathon!

About a week ago signs like this one appeared all over town. Today is the marathon, and many of the main streets through town are closed for the races. In addition to the marathon, there are 10, 5 and 1K races too. This is the first time I've participated in this event. I signed up for the 10K with family and friends.

Last year my husband ran with a group from work, but this year we're running with a Lebanese NGO, Live Lebanon. Some friends are working closely with Live Lebanon and we're supportive.

Here are some photos that I took at the race:

The friends I ran with, see the Live Lebanon T-shirts?  Oh, and I didn't take this picture because I'm in it . . . I'll edit more carefully next time.

I got this photo on my way home. Runners, just past the 9K mark

The crowd outside the finish line area.

The crowd inside the finish line area. These folks are watching for marathoners.

All in all, a very fun experience. Glad I did it.


  1. very cool event. Didn't think it was something for an un-athletic plug like me, but I think I'll be in it next year- even if only walking!

  2. Nick, sure, go for it! I lived here for four of these before I finally did it. I recommend it!