Muscat Marathon 2015
85 people have rated this event.
“Bardzo fajny MARATON i rodzinna atmosfera - Ogólna atmosfera i organizacja była extra,tylko z jednym zastrzeżeniem.W czasie dekoracji Pani która wyczytywała do dekoracji, om nie zapomniała (a bylem open 5 i 2 w kat.) i gdybym się nie upomniał, to pewnie wcale by mnie nie wyczytali. Chciałem nieć zdjęcie z całego podium z innymi zawodnikami z danej kat. i z organizatorami !!! a tak po mojej interwencji stałem na podium ale sam, jak był by tylko jeden zawodnik. Po za tym maraton w miłej atmosferze, gorąco polecam.”
“Nice race ! - This is a nice race in a nice country with nice people.
The organisation stands !”
“Mabrook! - What a fabulous day - big thank you to the Race Committee and the Marshalls.”
“Great event organisation - A fantastic event.”
“Great event! - I suggest the gun starts were all at least 1 hour earlier...even if it is still winter, i guess, the heat of the sun is already scorching on ur face while u r running.”
“Great event - Thank you.”
“A very nice and small marathon - Perfectly organisec”
“A great event very well organized - Beautiful route and well marked. No complaint”
“Great event with super support staff - All was great. Would have liked family to have access to the breakfast buffet. Look forward to next year.”
“Well-organised, fantastic family-like atmosphere - I really enjoyed the course & landscape, the aid stations well-supplied with lots of friendly people assisting and cheerful spectators. The finish was also nice with individual's name announcement and timing - it added this personal touch to the event. Overall very positive experience and open, friendly people. ”
“Great event, with good course and friendly people - Premier very informative and update info as well as info from
Muscat road runners. Information was clear and accurate.
Signs and helpers at collection/water station etc were brilliant. Very easy to pick up bags, use chips and drop bags off.
Great event thank you ”
“A fantastically well organized event - Really enjoyed the event - start & finish in the gardens of the Intercon Hotel. Atmosphere excellent. Organisation second to none. Friendly organisers & competiters. Just perfect!”
“A wonderful event organised by runners for runners - I loved the race - running with so many friends from Muscat and overseas, seeing many familiar faces on the route, being cheered on by all the volunteers, the beautiful venue, the clearly marked route. The race packs were awesome especially the tshirts - thank you for to the committee members who ordered the packs. Thank you to the organisers and the volunteers you hard work was much appreciated by all. For next year - would you consider starting the half marathon at 6:30am? ”
“Great organization, much better than last year ! - Great organization, much better than last year !
water locations should be every 4km, as near to the km as possible for mental purposes”
“Excellent and well organised event - Happy to be part of the event. Willing to participate again! ”
“Excellent and relaxed Event - Nice support of the race with water and energy drinks. Excellent flat and scenic route.”
“Senic marathon organized by runners - I did very much enjoy the participation, all marshals and even omani police securing the way where very friendly and cheerfull.
I liked as well the finishing area under the palm trees at interconti hotel. The toilet which i used at qurum park during the event was the cleanest public toilet i discovered at 12 years at middle east :).
I also liked the spectators, the guy with the guitar at km 37 and many more.
Alltogether it was an very pleasant event.”
“Great event!!! - I know is not easy, but for me the hardest part was to make two loops to the same route. After 21 km, running the same place is boring and tiring...”
“Fantastic day. what a great experience. - My first half marathon in Oman. Fantastic job by the organisers. everything ran smoothly from the registration, to the up to date info. The course was smooth and well marked and marshalled. fantastic atmospher overall. I look forward to next year and would recommend this event. Thank you to the organisers and volunteers. ”
“It was a very well organized event. - Great experience. Loved it.
It would be good to see school participation. Encourage children to participate. And would love to run for charity. ”
“A very nice event. - Very nice event. It will be nice if the organization can provide more dossart numbers. ”
“I Enjoyed - Look forward for next event ”
“Thoroughly enjoyable event - Well organised, nice course, great vibe, well done to all involved.
Look forward to next year”
“The best way to see Muscat! - The route is very beautiful and unique. I just wish I had stopped to take photos of the mosques, beach and Qurum Park. Fantastic having breakfast together when most of the the runners had completed the race. I also like the fact, I was once "ahead" of the first place marathon runner. It's great to be able to see the runners we aspire to. Good work to the Muscat Road Runners for their outstanding organisation!”
“Great event in a great city - Superbly organized by people who clearly really care about the event. Thank you!!! I hope you'll be able to grow the number of runners to over 500 in future years.”
“MRR - AWESOME! EXCELLENT JOB GUYS!!!! THANK YOU”
“Very well organised, had a fantastic experience - Kudos to the organisers, it has been very satisfying experience. the supporting volunteers were very enthusiastic. Want to continue participating”
“Great race in a lovely country - Muscat Road Runners do a great job of organising this small, but great marathon race. Signage and marshalling were excellent, the only thing missing was a dedicated race photographer!! More information pre-race about what drinks/snacks etc would be available at the water stations would be good. I will be back!”
“Brilliant - Superb event in the best country in the Arab world, stunning scenery, great infrastructure, really nice people, cannot fault it. I'll be back.”
“Lovely community feel & gorgeous route - Muscat road runners do such a great job on this event. The organisation, atmosphere & course were all brilliant and it's such a nice way to see a little of muscat. I live in dubai so a group of us came for the weekend and even managed a night at the opera. Weve already agreed to do it again in 2016!”
“Fabulous - Beautiful route, friendly people, excellent organisation”
“Fantastic event - Great event which should not be missed by anyone who loves running!”
“Great event for health awareness missing locality - Great effort friendly environment photography coverage below expectations all finishers should have their photo ”
“GREAT - GOOD .. KEEP IT UP”
“A small but very well organized marathon - A bit more information in the pre event emails on the course elevation, drinks & bananas could further improve the marathon.”
“Great race for runners by runners - Loved the atmosphere. Great start/finish area with chairs to sit afterwards most appreciated. Goodie bag had useful things for runners. Enjoyed the course being able to see friends etc en route. Would definitely do this race again. Only negative was the organisation of the after race breakfast..... (Beyond the control of race organisers??). Two lines for the buffet would have speeded things up instead of such long queues, and more options for vegetarians......but next time I'll bring my own.”
“My first... Most memorable experience - Well done guys... Well organized... Would love to be a part of it again next year :) ”
“Loved everything about it. Fantastic organization - A super race along the beautiful coast of Muscat. Superb venue for start and finish and a very warm and friendly atmosphere existing between everyone. Well done to all the organizing committee, I will be back!”
“Great event, not to be missed - This is a small and intimate event, superbly arranged on an attractive course with well supported water stations. The aqualyte at the water stations was much appreciated. Excellent marshalling and crowd support en route, my favourite running venue by far. Hotel could have been a bit more professional about the breakfast - long lines in front of the stage and lack of places to sit.”
“Great work!! - It was my 1st marathon and it was a fantastic experience. Thanks a lot to everyone that made it happen!!”
“Great event and atmosphere - Race went very smoothly. The presence of the police & marshals plus the blue line all very helpful to keep to the route which I think for anyone not living in Muscat is quite complicated. Only issue with the event was the quality of food on offer by Intercontinental Hotel Catering for breakfast and their atrocious organization for delivering the food. People had to queue for more than 20 minutes for breakfast. A single line with single table for 500 people is just not on. ”
“Great! - Perfect weekend getaway from the UAE!”
“Perfect event. - Cold water should be provided after the second loop of the marathon as the weather is a bit hot.”
“My first marathon! - It was the first ever marathon in my whole life so it was very exciting and amazing. The race was well organized, well marshaled. I was very pleased to take part in the run and maybe the first ever Chinese participant! After running, all of my friends in the Chinese Society are interested in the run. I will come back next year with a big group of Chinese runners. =)”
“Nice event with club feel - Excellent organisation - marshaling, water stations, marking of the route.
To be improved: interim timing station should be introduced for HM, probably full marathon should start 1 hour earlier.”
“Good run. well sign posted with lots of water stop - Good run. Well sign posted. Should be more competitors. Nice friendly atmosphere. Intercon start/finish is very good. even better if the 1/2 marathon start could be at 6.30 am as it is getting warm towards the end”
“Very well organised - Well Done ! - One of the best organising I witnessed.Well done & keep going.
Suggestion on behalf of Vegetarians:
Vegetarians are deprived at breakfast.Please arrange one or 2 items for vegetarians.”
“Great coastal views .... Bit quiet with spectators - We had a great weekend I ran whilst the family enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Not my first marathon but the first in Oman. Some of the route had terrific coastal views. The only thing I found difficult towards the end was the quietness.....Could do with some more supporters. The marshals were lovely and very encouraging. I would do it again and I think this will grow to become as big as Dubai.”
“Small event with a nice club feel - Nice nice nice course! But i wouldn't want to do two laps of it! (i only did HM). Great organisation and support stations, especially for such a small race. The HM's already on my race calendar for next year! ”
“Complain - In any events the 1st ,2nd,3rd are called not just the 1st ,why u ignore th 2nd and 3rd in the 10 k only in 10 k why?they also tird and do the pest and effort , also honoring unstructured and not clear also there is no enough signboards .any way thanks ”
“My Opinion - Well, coz I know it not the system of the marathon to ignore the 2nd and 3rd pkace of 10 km runners where last year they were called .. this really disappoint us !!
plus some organizers were really rude .. specially the lebanese guy holding the ipad for the results ...
Anyway thank u for anything else”
“It was a great race - Excellent organization! Well done!”
“A wonderful experience - I really enjoyed this event. Great, friendly atmosphere, excellent organisation team. Thanks, I am already looking forward to next year's event.”
“Easily one of my top favourites! - After such a great time last year, I was keen to return to this beautiful city for another chance to participate in this incredibly well run event.
Really appreciate the efforts by the event staff to give a personal shout-out to all finishers - means a lot.
Congratulations Muscat Road Runners for a hugely successful occasion! - many thanks to you all for the warm welcome and all the little touches that made our trip from Sharjah so special and very well worth it. ”
“Very well organized and impressively conducted - All the participants should invariably be approached through e-mail informing them about the commencement date of the event.
The route in the Qurum Park was properly marked and marshaled, however, going out and again entering the park, made it tiring. Is it possible to cover that distance by extending the run in between. ”
“Great club event. Small but very nice - The best:
1. Very supportive and lively marshals. Supported each and every runner with a smile. That was the best thing
2. Distance signages at regular intervals
3. Well supplied water stations. Having Isotonic drinks was great
1. Running multiple loops is mentally challenging. If that could be avoided
2. If full marathon could start half an hour early.
3. It seems T-shirt length is by American standard. Its too long.
4. Two breakfast table could have reduced the long queue”
“Friendly, fun event! - Great organization! Marshals and water stations were fabulous--helpful and encouraging, and there was even a saxophone and a guitar! The grounds at the Intercon were spacious and pleasant to relax in both before and after the race. The course was easy to follow, and the run down the Corniche was beautiful. I enjoyed every minute of the event!”
“The friendliest race I have ever done - It was a GREAT race. Well organised, well-marshalled, plenty of water stations. The marshals were really encouraging, and there was a lot of (unexpected) support on the route. The race pack was excellent, and fellow runners on both the marathon and the half engaged and were encouraging- a super-friedly race. Although the course is not the most memorable, the race atmosphere made up for it all in spades. Highly recommended race- so pleased we travelled to do it.”
“The one year even worthwhile waiting for - Endless love, big hugs and kisses to Muscat Road Runners veterans for their help support and praise.. Please do let them know appreciation. ”
“Good organising and fantastic race - Overall a nice event and will come back next year ”
“A small, but fun race - A fast course, though I took a wrong turn at one point. Really, it was my fault for missing the sign--though the sign was small and there was no standing there to indicate. Otherwise a very nice race and for a very low price.”
“Fantastic race! - One of the best organized races I've done. The marshaling, water stations and route signage were perfect! I don't really like mult-lap races but the two laps just flew by because of the amazing scenery and cheery marshals. I was gobsmacked by everything in the goody bag; shirt, buff, water bottle, key ring, and little pendant type thingy. That's what I call value for money!”
“Really enjoyed it and really well organised. - Congratulations for a great event and fab organisation .”
“Excellent, well organized & friendly event - The ease of registration,collection of race bag & parking was wonderful. The route was scenic, well marked & marshalled, with a good supply of water. The few road junctions had both marshals & police present. The start & finish venue was superb, with good facilities & a fun atmosphere. ”
“The real thing - Thank you to the organizers for adding a great "spirit and atmosphere" missing from mega city Marathons. Would have preferred starting the 10k one hour earlier.
“Fun, friendly race on a beautiful course - I've run in this even twice and been delighted both times. This event has a beautiful course and the brunch/awards after add to this fun and friendly event. I can't wait for next year!”
“Excellent event, well organized - Please start the 10k at 7 am , 8 am start it too late as it gets really hot ! You could do the event earlier in the month also”
“Very nice event! - Very well organized. Great fun! ”
“Fantastic experience - Wonderful race, fantastic atmosphere and great organization! Thank you to each and every volunteer who made this day as great as it could possibly be.
My only suggestion would be handing the T-shirts after the race along with the medals.
Keep it awesome. ”