FAQ's

Q: What is the date of the Marathon and the Half?

Sunday March 17, 2019.

Q: What time does the race start?

The Marathon will start at exactly 5:00 am​ and the Half will follow at 5:30am. If there is an unexpected delay, we will start 1 hour later.

Q: When does Registration open?

April 2018.

Q: When does Online Registration close?

Online registration will close one day prior to race day at 11:59 pm.

Q: Are wheelchair participants permitted?

Please, enquire about that via email:info@lghmarathon.org

Q: How do I volunteer for the LGH marathon?

Click here ​ for more information about volunteering at the LGH Marathon. You can also send an email to info@lghmarathon.org

Q: Can I purchase professional post marathon photos of myself?

Yes. Onslot Creative is the official race film production company for 2019

Q: Will I receive an official PAP, Haiti Marathon medal?

Only finishers of the race will receive official 2019 LGH Marathon medals.

Q: What is the preferred method for marathon fees?

You can pay your fees with all the major credit cards, debit, money order, cashier's checks and the LGH marathon gift card.

Q: What finish record should I have to qualify for the LGH Marathon?

Due to the cause behind this marathon and the lack of these types of events in Haiti, we expect a lot of the participants running in the marathon to be doing so for the first time. Therefore, we decided to make the marathon walker-friendly with a generous cut-off time of 8 hours to accommodate those without running experience. Individuals who are still out there after 6-7 hours are encourage to not be embarrassed and to get into the "sag wagon" to safely get transported to the finish line.

Q: Will the streets be closed to vehicles for the race?

No. It is very difficult to convince the city to close the streets. However, we do our absolute best to manage the streets with the national police to make a safe course for all the participants and we must clear the streets by the stated time (8 hours after the start time). Also, expect to go through public street markets as that plays a major part in the country's continuing economic growth. Our volunteers will do their best to make it as safe as possible for you on the course and provide you with all the support you need. ​We are continuously working and pushing for the city to close down specific areas of the streets. But, the city has to consider the lack of alternative roads available for vehicles to get from point a to b and because of that, the race needs to attract at least 500 or more participants for our request to be considered.

Q: Will there be custom bibs?

Only those who have run with us before will have the option to customize their bibs. Email us at info@lghmarathon.org for more info.

Q: Can I switch race distances after I have signed up?

Yes, you can at the Expo. There will be no refunds. If you move up in distance please be prepared to pay the price difference.

Q: Is my entry fee refundable if I'm unable to participate?

Our policy is no refunds, but you can transfer to another individual or to another LGH Marathon event. It's your hard earn money, you should be able to use it. :-)

Q: Can I pick up someone else's race packet?

Yes, as long as you have permission from that person. A photo of the person's ID is required.

Q: Can I pick up my race packet on race day?

No, you must pick it up at the Expo unless pre arranged or you can have someone else pick it up for you. We understand that some people are coming from other countries. Email us if this is the case.

Q: How does team packet pick up work?

Each team member can pick up their packet individually or someone who is part of a team can pick up multiple packets at once. The team captain is not required to be present to pick up packets.

Q: Can I start the half marathon early?

No, there is one start time.

Q: Is the race chip timed?

Yes, the race will be chip-timed

Q: How many miles is the Marathon?

26.2 Miles

Q: How many miles is the Half Marathon?

13.1 Miles

Transportation 

Q: Is Official Transportation mandatory and is there a deadline? 

No. But, transportation is extremely recommended for all international participants (athletes) in an effort to make life easier. The transportation selection deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2019. You are encouraged to make a transportation selection even if you feel that you are capable of getting to the starting line on your own.

Q: How important is being on time for the transportation?

It is extremely important to be on time for the transportation. Please, do not get distracted by friends and other activities that could deter your on-time arrival at the start.

Q: Can I make my own arrangements for transportation?

Yes. But, once you have decided to make your own arrangements for transportation; send us an email. This will let us know you have made your own arrangements.


If you did not find the answer you were looking for, please send us and email with your question(s) and a reply email will be sent to you immediately. ​info@lghmarathon.org