Yerevan Marathon


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.

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.

Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship

The Yerevan Marathon is a qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship 2022.

Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship

Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship launched by Abbott World Marathon Majors and Wanda Group. The top ranked runners in age groups can qualify to participate in the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships, to be held within the 2022 Virgin Money London Marathon.

The list of qualifying races includes all six AbbottWMM marathons, as well as several dozens of other marathons across the world. Among them is Yerevan Marathon. The full list of the qualifying races is available on

How does the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking work?

Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

The best two results in select qualifying marathons over this period will count for each runner’s ranking. The top-ranked runners in every age group will qualify to run in the spring 2022 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.

The scoring system is available on

How are points scored to the participants of six Abbott WMM races?

The maximum points that can be scored in any race by an age-group winner is 4,000. The age group winners in any Abbott WMM race will automatically get 4,000 points.

Any age group athlete who is within 29 seconds of the age group winning time receives 10 points less, earning 3990 points. Runners within 30-59 seconds of the winning time receive 20 points less - that is 3980 points. Those earning times within 60-89 seconds less than the age group winning time receive 30 points less, and so on.

How are points scored to the participants of marathons beyond the six AbbottWMM races?

For those athletes who participate in qualifying races that are not part of the Abbott WMM series (including the Yerevan Marathon), a platinum time has been calculated A platinum time uses standard multiples of the ‘mean’ of the current marathon world record times for each age group and gender. In order to get 4000 points, an athlete has to finish faster than the "platinum time". In the future, the same system will be used for scoring, as well as for participants of majors with the same points degradation - 29 seconds.

If the age group winning time is below the platinum time, then the points awarded to the winner and every subsequent age group runner are reduced by the time the age group winner has missed platinum time for the age and gender of the athlete.

Platinum times for each age group are as follows:

40-44 — 2:26
45-49 — 2:34
50-54 — 2:41
55-59 — 2:50
60-64 — 3:00
65-69 — 3:09
70-74 — 3:21
75-79 — 3:51
80+ — 4:17

Women 40-44 — 2:46
45-49 — 2:48
50-54 — 3:04
55-59 — 3:18
60-64 — 3:33
65-69 — 3:48
70-74 — 4:09
75-79 — 4:51
80+ — 5:33


  • 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, 2021. 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 31 June 1 - Aug 31 Sep 1 - Oct 6 Oct 7 - 11 Comment
42,2km 14000 16500 17500 20000 Does not include T-shirt
21,1km 7500 9500 10500 13000 Does not include T-shirt
12km 5000 6500 7500 10000 Does not include T-shirt
5km 3000 4500 5500 7000 Does 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 31 June 1 - Aug 31 Sep 1 - Oct 6 Oct 7 - 11 Comment
42,2km 16000 18500 19500 22000 Does not include T-shirt
21,1km 9500 11500 12500 15000 Does not include T-shirt
12km 7000 8500 9500 12000 Does not include T-shirt
5km 5000 6500 7500 9000 Does 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 7, 2021. 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 16, 2021, 10:00 – 19:00, location TBA. Participants must present a valid ID to receive their racing packs. Please note that we do not require medical certificates, but you need to provide COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a negative result taken within the previous 72 hours, or Certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19, in dosages defined according to the instructions for use of the given vaccine.

Start, Course, and finish

  • Start Date: October 17, 2021.
  • 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


The health and safety of the runners, staff and all our attendees remains our number one priority at EXPO and race day.

With that in mind, Yerevan Marathon team continues to monitor Government guidelines where our events are held. We have also developed formal health and safety protocols:

For EXPO and Race Day

Body temperature measurement of all visitors to the EXPO area. People with temperature above 37 degrees or signs of respiratory infections won’t be allowed to enter the venue. Social distance of 1.5 metres in practice when queuing at any service counters and between each table at EXPO venue. Presence of protecting masks for all participants, including staff, volunteers, runners and other visitors during the entire EXPO event. The runners will be required to wear masks before the start of the running event. Disinfection. Sanitization dispensers will be available throughout our event spaces to encourage all participants to keep their hands clean. All surfaces in the area will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected every few hours. Presence of either COVID-19 vaccine certificate (with two vaccination marks) or medical certificate on COVID-19 PCR testing results upon picking up their starting package will be required.



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

Yerevan Marathon 2021 is cancelled

Charity donation

For the past 5 years, the Armenian Charity Runners Team is uniting runners from different countries to complete the race for a good cause. Every year team chooses a social project with a sustainable plan and raises funds to complete it. This year the team is fundraising for the renovation of a sensory room at the boarding school for children with hearing impairment. The goal is to raise $10,596. With the room and needed rehabilitation that the kids will get the team is determined to bring substantial change to the quality of health, education, and life of children and their families.


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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