Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is for runners who want to challenge themselves and experience a run touring the beautiful landmarks of Kuwait. From pros to beginners, competitors and families, this event caters to everyone!

In the past, investing or putting efforts into a sport event in Kuwait was not a priority. But the success of the 642 Marathon in Souq Sharq last year was big enough to attract all the right people. Now, in 2015, for the first time in Kuwait, Gulf Bank has signed a three-year partnership with ProVision sports management to make this event even bigger and even better than it’s ever been before.

The route for this year’s event will pass through Kuwait’s landmarks such as Gulf Road, Souq Sharq, Kuwait Towers and Souq Mubarakia, and include five different categories of: Family Fun Run (5km); Special Run for the disabled (5km), the Souq Run (10km), the Half Marathon (21km); and the Full Marathon (42km). The marathon will be internationally certified, to attract pro athletes from around the world and put Kuwait in the spotlight as a global sports host.

World Diabetes Day

The Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is in collaboration with Dasman Diabetes Institute. The date of the event – November 14, 2015 –coincides with World Diabetes Day (WDD) in order to raise awareness of the growing problem of diabetes in Kuwait, and how exercise and fitness play a role in combating this health issue. 642 stands for the total number of muscles in the human body. That’s where the motto comes from: ‘Move your 642 Muscles.’

Pre-Race Events

Two campaigns will run prior to the race to motivate and inspire people. The first one will be the Gulf Bank 642 Story, a lifestyle transformation journey. The second is an auction for a special bib number to raise funds for diabetic patients. Participation for both can be found online.

For more information visit or go to the GulfBank642Marathon Instagram account using #gulfbank642.

About The Author

Ahmed Al Majed is the Managing Partner of Pro-Vision Sports Management. He has been working in the sports industry for over a decade and holds a master’s degree in sports management from Lausanne University and IMD, Switzerland. He has participated in more than 80 international races around the globe, including triathlons, Ironman races, MTB races, ultra marathons and expedition adventure racing.



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