Ooredoo Marathon 2017

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Average Rating: 6.9
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7.7
I would take part again
5.2 Nice event & course but still weak organisation Sofiane Ghezali · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“I decided this year to go for the half marathon as the organisation of the marathon last year was catastrophic. I can say that it's much better to go in this event for shorter distances than the long ones. The organisation remains acceptable only for 2 hours, as when the short distances are finished, nothing is left for the full marathoners. The pre-event communication was scarce and unprofessional, I received a rude email from the organizer just before the event.”

9.1 iconic event .. must attend · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.8 Good race. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.0 Good · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Lower the registration fees. improve collection of bib & other items”

6.8 I passed very good morning. Elisa Orefice · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Good Experience · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Nice and well-organized event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Competitive race in the early morning. The sea is comforting and the location is perfectly selected.”

8.0 Wonderful · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Good Event”

5.9 Organisation was poor at start. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.5 Simply Great Ricardo Jr Daos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I have only praises for the event and the organizer. running with so many different nationalities and true marathoner is a hell of an experience i would do over and over again. 2 Thumbs up to Ooredoo!”

7.7 Enjoyed the event · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Enjoyed the event. · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“In general satisfied.”

8.2 An Event to watch for in 2018. Abdulkarim Sarajan · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Congratulations to the organizing company. Small suggestions; need more marshars during the registrations on race day.”

6.6 A very poor organisation · Participation 1 time I would take part again No
6.6 Nice Location for the race Hani Al Haddad · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Good Event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Good Event”

9.8 Will Do it Again n Again Subrotho Bagchi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Love it All. Great Going and continue as it is. ”

6.8 Last year it was better organized · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe
7.7 Good atmosphere, growing in numbers · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“I really enjoy running this event every year, I would like to see age categories for the full and half marathon, there were a number of older athletes who ran fantastic races and should be recognised for their efforts. Elite runners who flew in for the weekend are bound to win overall but it would be nice to recognise the residents who live here who are running amazing times.”

6.8 Should allow timing chip to be picked up day b4 · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“1. Should not allow kids to accompany their parents on rollerblades. If they do, then the marshalls should ask them to stay on the right side of the lane and NOT in the middle 2. Allow timing chip to be collected the day before 3. T shirts should given out at end of race with medals. ”

8.2 A very successful race.... · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.01.2017

“I enjoyed all the fun and excitement in the race. Moreover, snacks and refreshments are great! Looking forward for more successful years of race to come. God bless !”

7.3 Nice event, bib pick up should be better · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Bib collection should be improved, start was delayed because of this. Also the starting procedure was confusing. Lastly the finish area / U-turns were confusing for a lot of runners, with them not knowing where to go when close to the finish. Maybe adjustment in course could help resolve this. Overall a nice running even in Doha!”

6.8 Good but again same mistakes again · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.01.2017

“Thanks for organizing this event. Couple of things: -Don't leave till last minute to confirm the date of the event, some athletes will need few months to train for longer distance (Half or full Marathon) -You need to open the bib/package collection a day before the event, we had to stay in queue for more than 30 minutes.”

7.3 Very nice overall - Terrible Pre-Start Organize Ioannis Galatas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very nice experience overall + Very scenic MIA & route + Nice giveaways (shirt & beautiful medal) + Good timing service - Terrible, Terrible, Terrible Pick Up Organisation a) took TOO much time & left no time for warmup b) they lost my bib number (pls next year one day before) - MIA parking was not accessible even through the Doha harbour - email said it would be - lost time - Congestion at support stations”

6.6 Great event. certain aspects could be better · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Finish line was crowded with mascots walking around! ”

8.4 All good. Would be better if ooredoo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Provided a free wifi in the area for foreign participants ”

8.6 Awesome · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This year I think it's more organized as the Shirts were already given during the receiving of Bib however there's no bags given unlike last year. The medal was good as it's now showing the distance you registered for, the only thing it's not presented in the finished line. Only, one thing.. Professional athlete must have their own category as it's impossible to beat them compared to us who are just an amateur. Winners must be based as well per age group, per category”

6.8 No photos of individual runners Kashmir Singh Sajwan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 17.01.2017

“Ooredoo does not have the technology to let individual runners download their photos? Where were your photographers? The race started late. The course of the race was repetitive; could make it better in the future. The marshalls were efficient. There were no proper signages to find out things at the venue. The event must be opened for registration 3 months before the race day; it will invite more participants. Also, if the fee is reduced a little, this will also encourage more people to join in.”

8.6 Good · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.6 Well organised and better than last year! Abhijeet Kulkarni · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
7.0 It was an iteresting experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 A well organized event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A run like no other”

7.3 Nice event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was not well advertised. I kept looking on premieronline because I knew that it was coming each year... Pack collection was faster that what we though when we arrived and saw the huge waiting line.. We were not really able to see the start... But otherwise the race was very good! Thank you to keep organizing it!”

5.5 Could do better. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Bib collection should be in advance of race day. The queuing and time on race day was off putting. Badly organised event which is typical of Qatar events. The nature of the course being repetitive laps was boring - a better course should be considered.”

6.8 Good event Harold Carter · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The short notice of the event left little time to get organised. As an ex-pat I'm normally out of the country at this time of the year.”

7.7 Enjoy · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.01.2017

“The collection of race number should be a day before so that the race will start on time. there should be a age bracket categories, like 40+ above who can not compete with the young ones especially those runners from kenya, varsity players from different school, the national athletes, etc. i keep joining as long as im here in doha.”

8.0 Great · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Their should have a been a better communications/assistance: 1. The BIB/Timer/ SHIRT they should be collected earlier not just on the day of marathon. 2. START / FINISH organization should be improved. 3 SHIRTS please make a better DESIGN and there should be BIG SIZE, i asked for XXL but the actual size is Large. 4. YOU an do better :-) 5. i will ran again next year :-)”

5.2 Event is ok. Not much participants. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Ran out of t shirt size for me, considering I was asked about my size during registration. I hope there will be a different route next time. Getting of race pack should be done before the event. ”

5.0 Can do better · Participation 3 times I would take part again Maybe

“Slowly improving over years, but still a long way to go when it comes to race pack delivery, starting on time, course map... Anyway it is good to see you have had arranged for enough water this year”

7.7 Need improvement · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Bib collection can be collected before raceday. Event registration should open 3 months before event to invite more participants.”

8.6 Well organised fun event Caroline Van Aartrijk · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.01.2017

“Bib collection can be better organised; it took too long otherwise all good.”

5.7 Has improved over previous years but.... · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Decent enough event and getting better. Started promptly. For 200QR I'd expect a LOT better shirt and other give aways. The bib collection was almost a disaster. The above stated it is the best marathon in Qatar. Of course it's the only marathon in Qatar. LOL”

7.5 Good event but require some improvement Abdul Wafi Abdullah · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall events was nice but suggest to improve the pack distribution, medal distribution and clear instruction on where to collect these items especially early in the morning where signage mostfully not visible to collect the race pack. Keep it up and looking forward to join this event again.”

9.3 I enjoyed the event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you”

8.6 Collection of race packs needs improvement Susan Mack · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Age categories could be acknowledged ”

7.0 Better event management required. · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Delayed start. Poor warm up session. The race started 10 minutes late. After the runners started to run, then they were abruptly asked to stop just for the officials to shoot a gun. Breakfast volunteers were very mean and we're commenting on the tired runners. ”

8.2 A nice event that isn't far from being great. Andrew Bradshaw · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Excellent support stations Flat course, well contained from vehicles Morning pack collection was smooth but previous night collection better? Nice little race village Disappointed to finish the marathon and have no snack box Appreciate the difficulty in Doha but a longer course breaks the monotony of 8 similar views? Smoothly organised, a job well done!”

6.6 Enjoyable fast cours · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Bib collection and shirts very poorly arranged for a large participation event the English race organiser knew what he was doing a pity those supporting him didn't This event could have much more participants and supporters if it was cheaper or even free but I doubt the organisation could cope with mass participation”

7.3 Overall oke, details can be better · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Breakfast box was bull shit. Sandwich very bad. No big startingclock at startgrid so that As a dunner you can see how much time to the start moment there is.”

8.2 Good job. More power Ronaldo Domingo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
5.5 Ok... · Participation 3 times I would take part again Maybe
9.8 Thanks · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Excellent! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Perfect event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks for service”

9.3 Amazing experience Parameshwar Ganapathi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Event was very well coordinated. However prices could be reduced by 25-30%.”

6.6 Good but still needs improvements Evelyn McKinnon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Suggestions =Hand out race packs before the race or do better at registration - an hour wait - not acceptable (good last year-what happened? =No announcement of names of runners finishing =Giving out awards = disorganized, announcing wrong nationalities, late, no age categories. =Food pack - limited =bananas in plastic? not good for runners =gatorade-should be in cups-too much waste Done well/excellent = lots of toilets =Excellent bag drop (big improvement) =lots of water =fun event”

9.8 Amazing event Hesham Shaban · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“.”

9.1 A very great well organized event. happy with it. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.0 Not a major event in Qatar yet · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.3 Good but can be improved · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Overall the race was well done. However something should really be done about the bib collection. We waited 30 minutes in line and my pack was given to me open and without pins to attach the bib to my shirt. I waited until just before the start of the race for the organizers to find extra pins. This was a very stressful start. Also we found the quality of the shirts to be quite poor. Otherwise though everything went smoothly and we enjoyed the event. ”

8.0 Good, generally well organized event Harry Ng · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Good event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.5 Keep it up...good job Lek Keong Koh · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
4.3 Expected Better Jeff Collingwood · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“No Age Class - Awards - Ie Maters and Veterans Results do not include age classes This Event could be (should be) so Much better.”

5.0 Bad · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Bad”

8.2 My First Half Marathon Che Kinnard · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great experience for my first. Beautiful weather and scenery. I really enjoyed it. ”

9.3 The only one of its kind in Doha. Well organized. Ahmed Nazif · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
6.6 Decent race, has some issues · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“I wish the route was more varied; back and forth on the Corniche gets old very quickly. Also, the race pack collection was hopelessly understaffed and disorganized, resulting in major delays. On the plus side, toilet facilities were very well done, and the shirts and medals were good (shirts show the date, medals show the distance). Volunteers were very friendly. ”

6.4 Such a great course! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Excellent organized Amit Malik · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Excellent event”

7.5 Awesome Pallava Shetty · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Outstanding from A to Z. Ali Al Kaabi · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Well managed event Ashwin Pillai · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 13.01.2017

“Well managed event”

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