Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a list of Frequently Asked Questions, to hopefully simplify and enhance your customer service experience. These cover the registration process – all the way to the marathon finish line – and beyond!

Our team is here to help and ready to support you at any time, so if something isn’t covered here – please Contact Us and we will be only too happy to advise.

We will be updating our news pages and FAQ list, as more information is made available. Be sure to check back regularly to keep up to date with the very latest developments!

General info

I’m having trouble registering and/or facing a technical issue on the website (i.e. link not working) / I can’t find the answer to my question on the FAQ list right now, what do I do?

Simply drop us an email describing your issue, with as much information as possible, to A member of our team will review and we will do our best to get back to you promptly (normally within 24 hours) to assist you in solving the problem.

Participant and registration/Race category

Can I transfer my place to another person?

If you are unable to participate in the event, you may indeed transfer your place to another individual by sending a request to, providing the reasons for the transfer. Our team will then guide you through the steps to complete the transfer. Please note that no transfer requests will be accepted after December 1st 2017, when the facility to make changes closes.

I’m not able to run, can my friend use my entry instead?

We appreciate that you can’t run but unfortunately the race rules do not allow people to run with others’ bibs and time chips, as these situations create potential medical safety hazards. Please refer to “Can I transfer my place to another person” above.

Can I change categories?

Yes no problem, as long as you change within the registration period. If you decide to upgrade to the next race category there will be credit card administration charges that apply: 5% of the paid fees as well as 0.75 USD.
If you wish to change to a lower priced running category, there will be no additional charge, but please note that no refund of the difference can be given.

I need to cancel my registration. How can I do that?

Under general circumstances, cancellations or refunds are unfortunately not possible. However, in special cases, our team may review a request and a final decision will be made that is solely at the discretion of the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon team.

I want to change or update information in my registration, what is the process to do so?

That’s no problem at all. You can simply login to the registration page to update your information.

Race Pack collection

We won’t be able to make it to the Race Pack Collection dates; can we send someone to collect it for us?

If you are unable to attend the Race Pack Collection days, we will provide a form on a later date to assign someone else to collect it.

Would it be possible to collect our Race Packs on the race day?

Unfortunately, Race Packs can’t be collected on the same day of the race. Race Pack Collection days have now been announced. 

Where do I collect my running number?

You’ll be able to collect your bib number at Oman Sail’s HQ car park. This will be part of your race pack.

Miscellaneous – Race information

Where can I get more information about the route?

We are currently planning the route and are looking forward to announcing it very soon.

Can we listen to music during the race?

For the safety of all participants, it is highly recommended that you don’t listen to music during the race.

What is the cut off time for the race?

The cut off time for completion is 12pm.

What is the prize money on offer at this event?

We have a range of exciting prizes for participants. Please check the details on the Race Categories page

What are the expected numbers of competitors?

There will be more than 6000 participants competing in the 2018 marathon across the six different running categories.

What happens to the places when people drop out of the marathon? Is there a waiting list?

We operate an event reserve list, in which a transfer will be offered in case of a cancellation.

I am ill, injured or unable to run. What do I do?

Oh no! This is really unfortunate. We recommend that you focus on recovering and training for next year’s marathon.

Where are the toilets along the course?

Toilets will be available at the Feeding Zone and at Race Village area. The runners’ handbook will provide further information.

Is there going to be any entertainment on the course?

There will be plenty of entertainment on the day!