Yerevan Marathon

OCTOBER 13, 2019



Arm Marathon Foundation organizes a number of running events in Armenia throughout the year. Yerevan Marathon is the main event of the series, with the largest number of participants from Armenia and abroad. Important information about the run :

  • Supports charities, runners can contribute to selected charities and make social impact
  • Aimed to promote healthy lifestyle in Armenia
  • Aimed to promote sports tourism in Armenia
  • Open to runners with all abilities, distances from 1km for kids to 42 km
  • Measured by MyLaps professional timing equipment
  • Precisely measured and certified with AIMS (21,1km distance), pending certification for 42,2km


Yerevan Marathon is an annual long-distance running event organized in Yerevan, capital of Armenia, and is the successor of Yerevan Half Marathon organized in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Since 2018 the race also includes a full marathon distances, as well as the shorter distances.

Yerevan Marathon is organized by Arm Marathon Foundation, Yerevan City Administration and TriClub multisport club.

The Marathon starts in the very center of Yerevan, near Republic square. Route takes runners through beautiful central streets of Yerevan and to Hrazdan River gorge, later returning to start location.

The Half Marathon route is precisely measured and certified by AIMS. Marathon route awaits certification. All runner results are measure with precise timing equipment (Mylaps).

Event is open to runners of all abilities, they can choose from one of the four distances

  • 1km kids run - for children on 3 to 12 years (children under 7 years must be accompanied by parents)
  • 5km - for runners 13 years old and older
  • 12km - for runners 16 years old and older
  • 21,1km – for runners 18 years old and older
  • 42,2 km – for runners 18 years old and older


Yerevan Marathon is organized within the city limits of Yerevan. Altitude of the race is between 970 and 1070 meters. Total elevation gains are for 21,1km - 165m, and for 42,2km - 300m

Temperature ranges for the race time has historically ranged between 10 and 20 degrees centigrade.


  • 42,2 km – for runners 18 years old and older
  • 21,1km – for runners 18 years old and older
  • 12km - for runners 16 years old and older
  • 5km - for runners 13 years old and older
  • 1km kids run - for children on 3 to 12 years (children under 7 years must be accompanied by parents)

For age limitation and age group award purposes participant’s age is determined as of December 31, 2019. Race Time Limit: 5 hours 30 minutes for 42,2km; 3 hours 30 minutes for 21,1km.


Participation fees are the following for residents of Armenia

Armenian drams Before May 30 June 1 - Aug 31 Sep 1 - Oct 6 Oct 7 - 11 Comment
42,2km 14000 16500 17500 20000 Dose not include T-shirt
21,1km 7500 9500 10500 13000 Dose not include T-shirt
12km 5000 6500 7500 10000 Dose not include T-shirt
5km 3000 4500 5500 7000 Dose not include T-shirt
1km kids run 3000 4000 5000 7000 Includes T-shirt

Participation fees are the following for Non-residents of Armenia

Armenian drams Before May 30 June 1 - Aug 31 Sep 1 - Oct 6 Oct 7 - 11 Comment
42,2km 16000 18500 19500 22000 Dose not include T-shirt
21,1km 9500 11500 12500 15000 Dose not include T-shirt
12km 7000 8500 9500 12000 Dose not include T-shirt
5km 5000 6500 7500 9000 Dose not include T-shirt
1km kids run 5000 6000 7000 9000 Includes T-shirt
  • Technical T-shirts are not included in the price of participants running 5km, 12km, 21km, 42km.
  • T-shirts are available for purchase for 3000 drams during online registration. After September 1, 2019 T-shirts might not be available for online purchase due to availability.
  • For participants of 1km kids race T-shirts are included in the race package.


Entry fees are non-refundable. Participant and distance changes are possible no later October 6, 2019. For changes to smaller distances participation fee difference is not refundable. For changes to longer distances participation fee difference must be paid at the EXPO, or to bank account of Arm Marathon Foundation. For changes and inquiries please email


Race Pack pick up will happen on October 12, 2019, 10:00 – 19:00, location TBA. Participants must present a valid ID to receive their racing packs.

Start, Course, and finish

  • Start Date: October 13, 2019.
  • Start Location: Shahumyan Square, Yerevan, Armenia. Finish and Start location are the same.
  • Official Route of 42,2km and 21,1 km run is through the Yerevan city center and gorge of Hrazdan river.


Water / food stations are located every 4-5 km. Stations serve water, Coca Cola, isotonic drinks, fruits, and energy gels. Medical aid is available at the Start/Finish area, at the 5km, 12km, 24km, 36km points.

Rules and regulations



All participants who reach the finish line will receive finisher’s medals

Absolute three winners for men and women’s in
42km, 21km, 12km, 5km and 1km kids run will get special awards.

Award winners and runners-up are identified upon finish line crossing

Age group winners in each distance will be awarded with certificate.

Each age group awardees are determined based on
chip time. Awards will be given in age group categories:


Event Schedule

OCTOBER 12, 2019 – EXPO, Race pack pickup, location TBA

LOCATION: location TBA

10:00–19:00 — EXPO open hours: race pack pickup by registered participants

17:00 – 21:00Pasta party (for 21km and 42km participants)


7:30 — Start/Finish line location open; changing and storage rooms open

8:00 — Start of 42,2km run

9:00 — Start of the 1 km kids run 9:30 — Warm-Up

10:00 — Start of 21,1 km, 12 km and 5km run

12:30 — Award Ceremonies

13:30 — Close of the finish line

14:00 — Close of start area

IMPORTANT: To receive the racing pack participants must present a valid ID. For underage participants one of the parents must be present and sign a written agreement.

Charity donation

Yerevan Marathon will nominate charity projects, that create real impact for society. Very soon we will announce the officially supported charities of Marathon.


The Arm Marathon team thanks you for your decision to volunteer at the upcoming race. Let’s make this event a real celebration for athletes, residents and visitors of Yerevan!

Every large and small sports event needs volunteers to make it happen, volunteers contribution is priceless. Our race is no exception, we count on many volunteers to help Yerevan Marathon to happen.

If you are friendly and responsible, if you like helping people, and support healthy lifestyle — join us as a volunteer!

Based on our experience of previous years we see that many of our volunteers get inspired and run our follow-up races! If you are already into sports but cannot participate in the race this year for some reason, join as a volunteer — you know better than anyone else how important it is to get timely help, a cup of water or a well-deserved medal at the finish line!

Each volunteer will receive a special T-shirt and volunteer certificate!

To become a volunteer of Yerevan Marathon, join our Volunteer community on Facebook.


Yerevan Marathon is organized by Arm Marathon Foundation, Yerevan City Administration and TriClub Yerevan multisport club.

Our organizational team consists of professional sport event organizers, who are also enthusiasts of cyclical sports and especially running. We love running – this is probably the most important thing about us and we want our city and country to love it as much as we do.

Every year we work to make our events meaningful in many ways:

  1. we strive to bring the most professionalism to our events with precise routs, timing equipment and fair sportsmanship available to all participants,
  2. we want to help those in need, all our events have charity component in them,
  3. we want to bring more tourists to Armenia by offering exceptional service, through world class event organization and management.

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