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3rd Annual Club Meeting

posted Nov 13, 2015, 12:38 AM by Marathon Globetrotters   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 9:16 AM ]


2017 Annual Club Meeting, Africa: Luxor, Egypt 

LizNoel Duncan is our Marathon Globetrotters Africa Ambassador. She will be our host and has run this event 3 times.

Race Information and Race Entry

Egyptian Marathon
Luxor, Egypt 
Friday January 13, 2017 
http://www.egyptianmarathon.com/EgyptianMarathon/

FAQs

Listed below are the details and FAQ prepared by LizNoel Duncan who will be our host and has run this event.  Please notify LizNoel of your intention to participate or if you have any questions.

Host: LizNoel Duncan liznoeld@gmail.com
Race Director: Gasser Riad 20-1222-148-839
Race entry form: here

The payment is via bank draft (they will supply banking details, I have already registered and done this), there is not a credit card option.
Event email for questions: eventsports@egyptianmarathon.net
Airport to fly into: Luxor Airport
Name of town: Luxor, Egypt
Name of hotel: Jolie Ville
Time, airport to hotel: 15 minutes

Recommended date to arrive: marathon package includes 3 nights, you can choose that to be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday depart Saturday (Jan 11-14), at latest arrive on Thu January 12.

Flight arrival options: There are several flight options from Cairo, early morning through evening

An Egyptian tourist visa is required, purchasable upon arrival. $25 valid for 3 months sold at the money exchange places in the arrival hall, head to any bank (you will find at least 3) and buy a visa from the bank clerk just before passport control. You can also exchange for EGP at the same time or there are ATMs outside customs.

Place the visa sticker on the first empty page in your passport. You must ensure that you complete all fields on the arrival card IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Then join the queue for passport control. If you are arriving in a group of 2 or more, it is a good idea for one person to buy the visas for everyone, while the others hold his or her place in the passport control queue.

Please note that for some Asian nationalities like Thailand, Philippine, Malaysia, India may need to obtain visa from the Egyptian consulate before arrival.

Airport transport method: You can either hire a taxi at the airport or ask the hotel to pick you up. We recommend booking through the hotel or travel agent, so that someone doesn't try to take advantage of you as a tourist. If you take a taxi, insist that they use the meter. If they won't, get out.

Money, will we need cash? Egypt is a cash society. There are plenty of ATMs, but people are desperate for $ or €. Hotel will take credit cards, but everything else is cash.

ATM available? Yes, there are ATMs around the city and at the hotel

Photos: Be careful taking photos of people and military, but take as many as you like of monuments. No flash on ancient monuments, though the Egyptians won't stop you (if you tip).

Safety comments: Pay attention to your surroundings. Cairo is a big city, Luxor a small city. Treat them as you would a big city.

Women runners should be modest. Liz ran in short sleeves & running capris with a running skirt, but most women just wear capris. Egyptian women can get away with tank tops, but foreigners can't. Be prepared for stares, and don't respond if men yell something. They know they shouldn't and they think you don't know any better. They are annoying but harmless.

Globetrotter annual meeting Jan 12, 4 PM, meeting room at Jolie Ville to be announced. Approximately 1 hour.

Pick up bibs after meeting

Marathon: http://www.egyptianmarathon.com/EgyptianMarathon/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=54

Friday January 13, 7:00 AM start to 1:00 PM, 6 hours

Transportation included

We have arranged for a 5:30 AM early start, transportation for early start will be extra, we will make arrangements upon arrival, let LizNoel know if you need the early start. Don’t select early start if you can finish in 6 hours.

2 or 3 runners may come with the staff early.

Breakfast start at 3:30 at the hotel on marathon day

Aid Stations: Every 2.5 km, mineral water, bananas

Luxor is used to the marathon and the kids will run along side you on the later loops.  By the last loop they are as bored with you as you are with them.  Smile and enjoy the scenery.

Marathon package, these are a 5% discount to Globetrotters
EUR 290 each Runner in Single room with breakfast
EUR 340 each Runner in Single room with breakfast and dinner
EUR 190 each Runner in Double room with breakfast
EUR 240 each Runner in Double room with breakfast and dinner
Price includes Start Number, room for three nights, certificate, Medal, Service on the road, Marathon dinner Party (evening after the marathon for medals and awards) and transportation to the start point and back to hotel.

Package for non-runners
EUR 250 each Person for non-Runners in Single room with breakfast
EUR 300 each Person for non-Runners in Single room with breakfast and dinner
EUR 150 each Person for non-Runners in Double room with breakfast
EUR 200 each Person for non-Runners in Double room with breakfast and dinner
Price includes room for three nights and Marathon dinner Party and transportation to the start point and back to hotel.

If you need more nights
EUR 70 Per night in Single room
EUR 75 Per night in Double room

Tourist opportunities within the 3 days included in registration. Including: Jan 11 early morning after breakfast, visit Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and inspection trip to the marathon course.

Extended tourist options recommended by LizNoel: Mostafa Fawzy sontafa222@hotmail.com

Packages for Nile Cruise, Luxor or Cairo (details attached)

1. Nile Cruise Three nights four days the cost is 350 USD per person in a double room includes all the tours and the accommodation in full board.

2. Luxor only two nights costs 200 USD per person in a double room includes two nights accommodation (Breakfast included) and all the tours as in the itinerary.

3. Cairo only two nights costs 220 USD per person in a double room includes two nights accommodation (Breakfast included) and all the tours as in the itinerary.

All the accommodation are five stars. And very flexible for any change or addition in the itineraries.

Adjacent events:

Tiberias Marathon (Israel) will be held Jan 6, 2017, http://tiberiasmarathon.com/en/ 7:30 AM start and 6 hour time limit.

Dubai Marathon Jan 20 http://www.dubaimarathon.org/ 7 hr time limit confirmed

If you know of another possible event in the region on weekend of Jan 5-8 or Jan 20-22 let me know.

2nd Annual Club Meeting (Jersey Marathon in St Helier, Jersey)

posted Oct 30, 2015, 2:16 PM by Marathon Globetrotters   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 12:29 AM ]

2015 Annual Club Meeting, Europe: St Helier, Jersey (Sat 2015/10/03)

It’s official. The next Marathon Globetrotters annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon in St. Helier, Jersey. The date of the race is Sunday 2015/10/04, and the meeting will be held on Saturday 2015/10/03. Members will have a discounted entry fee for the marathon, as well as discounted room rates at two hotels near the start and finish. Here are the details.



Jersey
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, located in the English Channel, just off the coast of France. Jersey has political ties to the United Kingdom, but has its own government, and is recognized as a country by Marathon Globetrotters.


Information on travel to Jersey can be found at: http://www.jersey-marathon.com/about-jersey/travel.


Race Entry
The race will be held at 09:00 on 2015/10/04 in St. Helier, Jersey. The race website is: http://www.jersey-marathon.com.

Marathon Globetrotters are getting a 20% discount. To get the discount, enter online at https://race- nation.com/standard-chartered-jersey-2015 and use the promotion code that was sent via email to members. Members should check their email accounts for the email sent to them on 2015/03/09, with the subject line, "Jersey Meeting Announcement". Entry fees go up on 2015/06/01, so enter before then to get the lowest entry fee.


Lodging
Members can get discounted room rates at Merton Hotel or Pomme d’Or Hotel. Pomme d’Or is very close to the start/finish area. Merton is less than a mile from the start/finish area.

The website for Merton Hotel is: http://www.mertonhotel.com. Members can get a Bed and Breakfast rate for a twin or double room for £70 per night by booking online using the promotion code that was sent via email to members. Members should check their email accounts for the email sent to them on 2015/03/09, with the subject line, "Jersey Meeting Announcement".

The Merton Hotel
Belvedere Hill
St. Saviour
Jersey JE4 9PG
+44 1534 724231
reservations@mertonhotel.com
http://www.seymourhotels.com/merton-hotel

The website for Pomme d’Or Hotel is http://www.pommedorhotel.com. Our rates are for £90 per night for a twin or double room, £100 per night for an executive double room or £120 per night for a premier room. These are Bed and Breakfast rates. To get these rates, book online using the promotion code that was sent via email to members. Members should check their email accounts for the email sent to them on 2015/03/09, with the subject line, "Jersey Meeting Announcement".

Pomme d'Or Hotel
Liberation Square
St Helier
Jersey JE1 3UF
+44 1534 880110
reservations@pommedorhotel.com
http://www.seymourhotels.com/pomme-dor-hotel/

The discounted rates are available at both hotels from 2015/10/01 through 2015/10/06. Rooms are subject to availability on a first-come, first served basis. To ensure availability, don’t hesitate to book a room.

These rates do not include late check-outs. If you need a late check-out, inquire when you check in.

Both hotels will have an early breakfast seating at 06:00. If you plan to use the early breakfast, please notify the hotel when you check in, so they’ll know how many guests to expect.


Other Details
Marathon Globetrotters will have a booth at the race expo.

The club meeting will be held at Pomme d’Or Hotel on 2015/10/03 from 16:00 to 18:00.

Race organizers have agreed to extend the time limit for completing the marathon. Roads will be opened to traffic at 6 hours, 30 minutes. Runners still on the course at that time will be allowed to continue, and the finish line will not close until the last runner has finished.

Sat 2015/10/03
Details to follow on the location of the meeting room for the Annual Club Meeting.
We will hold elections of officers, vote on the club bylaws, handle any other club business.

2nd Annual Club Reunion Race information:
Sun 2015/10/04, 9am (9:00)
Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon
St Helier, Jersey

http://www.jersey-marathon.com
Please note that we are currently working on a 25% registration discount for MG members. The next registration price increase takes place on 2015/06/01. After 2015/05/31, the non-UK affilated race entry fee rises from £41 to £46. We will update this page about a potential discount before then.

Hotel Discount:
We are currently exploring a partnership with a hotel in the proximity of the race start & finish line, for an exclusive Marathon Globetrotters accomodations discount. There are hotel discounts available through the race website, but we are still trying to negotiate for a hotel who will supply a meeting room. We kindly ask that alternate hotel reservations not be made if you plan to stay together in the same hotel with fellow members. This site will be updated as details become finalized. Start & Finish Line Official Race Hotel Discount:
Pomme d'Or Hotel (4*)
Liberation Square
St Helier JE1 3UF Jersey
+44 (0)1534-880110
reservations@pommedorhotel.com
http://www.seymourhotels.com/pomme-dor-hotel/

- £98 / night for double occupancy (additional guests are extra) using special online marathon promotion code PDMART.
- Just a few steps from the Start and Finish Line.
- Jersey’s famous buffet breakfast, free WiFi, use of the Aquadome Leisure facilities (featuring the unique FlowRider® surf machine) at the The Merton (Pomme d’Or’s sister hotel).
For a list of other official marathon host hotels, visit: http://jersey-marathon.com/about- jersey/accommodation .

1st Annual Club Meeting (Marathon Bahamas in Nassau, Bahamas)

posted Oct 30, 2015, 2:00 PM by Marathon Globetrotters   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 12:30 AM ]

2014 Annual Club Meeting, North America: Nassau, Bahamas (Sat 2015/01/17)

The 1st Annual Club Meeting was held on Saturday 2015/01/17 in Nassau, Bahamas. The following morning, Sunday 2015/01/18 was the Sunshine Insurance Marathon also in Nassau, Bahamas (yes, another country!).



1st Annual Club Meeting information:
Sat 2015/01/17, 4pm-6pm (16:00-18:00)
British Colonial Hilton Nassau
Rum Cay Room on the Ground Floor
One Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas N-7148
Telephone: +1242-322-3301

http://www.bchiltonnassauhotel.com
A block of discounted rooms was reserved at this hotel, exclusively for Marathon Globetrotters members.

2014 Annual Club Meeting Agenda
We held elections of officers, voted on the club bylaws, handled other club business, and even got to meet each other, many for the first time!

1st Annual Club Reunion Race information:
Sun 2015/01/18, 6am (6:00)
Sunshine Insurance Marathon
Junkanoo Beach
Nassau, Bahamas

http://marathonbahamas.com

Marathon Globetrotters Gear

posted Oct 30, 2015, 1:55 PM by Marathon Globetrotters   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 6:55 PM ]

The singlets and badges are here!
http://www.marathonglobetrotters.org/p/gear.html

Globetrotter members can order men and women's sized singlets and badges that are based on flag status. For example, a 2 Flag member may order a 20 countries badge. The company handling singlet and badge sales is the GoLogo Store (http://www.gologostore.com).

Please note the following before ordering:
1. Non-members cannot order a singlet.

2. Members cannot order badges higher than the level they have achieved (except that a member who is just one country short (19, 29, etc.) can order the next higher badge so that he/she can have it on hand when that next country is achieved. Provisional members may order their first badge (10 countries) when he/she has completed 9 certified countries.

3.The GoLogo Store checks our internet website member tab prior to processing an order, so it is imperative that you keep your certified countries count up to date, especially when you reach the 9th, 19th, 29th (etc.) country.

4. Please do not attempt to order a singlet and next level badge if you are not entitled to it under our policy as it causes an undo burden on us and personnel at the GoLogo Store to take the time to communicate with each other to verify and then deny your order as placed and then communicate with you with the reasons why the order can not be processed. Thank you.


General Information: Singlets


1. They are dye-sublimated and therefore won't fade. The material is 80% polyester and 20% spandex and "stretches."

2. Cost is $46 (US) and can be purchased by credit card or PayPal.

3. Items are shipped via USPS - Priority and insurance and tracking is included. Cost depends on weight and we've been advised that 1-3 singlets can be shipped for the base rate. Typical North America shipping starts at $8.95 (US) and international shipping is $26.95 (US) to most countries. Please be aware that GoLogo is not adding any fee of their own, you are paying exactly what they are being charged by the USPS. (United States Postal Service).

4. Items are not returnable so it is imperative that you use the sizing chart as provided.


General Information: Badges


1. The countries badge is large so as to be clearly visible and measures about 5" x 3" (12.7cm x 7.6cm).

2. If it is ironed on it is permanently attached to your singlet. If you want to be able to remove it and attach the next level badge, you would sew it on.

3. Cost is $7.95 (US).

Please note that these prices are current, as of 2014/09/23, and are subject to change, based on GoLogo Store pricing.

Marathon Globetrotters: A New Club is Born!

posted Oct 30, 2015, 1:54 PM by Marathon Globetrotters   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 12:32 AM ]

Hello Visitor,

Welcome to MarathonGlobetrotters.org.
We officially launched on Valentine's Day 2014 after months of planning.

Marathon Globetrotters is a member-run club of people who run races in multiple countries. The club is run entirely by volunteers elected by its members, and does not collect monies or pay any member/volunteer for their efforts. There are no dues. To provisionally join the club, a runner must have completed a formal marathon (or longer) in at least 5 countries. Full membership and voting rights are granted to runners who complete 10 or more countries.

To apply as a Provisional Member or Full Member, click on "Membership Application" on the tab above, or click here.
Membership is FREE, and does not cost any money.

Please note that we are on various social media networks:
Facebook Groups (Official Announcements) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/mglobetrotters/
Facebook Groups (Group Discussions) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1435690470004676/
Twitter @mglobetrotters - https://twitter.com/mglobetrotters
Instagram @mglobetrotters - http://instagram.com/mglobetrotters
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups? home=&gid=6628043
Tumblr: http://marathonglobetrotters.tumblr.com

Respectfully,
Rich, Robert, Kevin, Cheri, Kino, & Dave

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