October 11th - mark it on your calendars.
Beyond the nightlife, the yacht parties and a certain glam film festival, the Red Sea paradise of El Gouna has become something of a sporting hot-spot, with one of the biggest dates on the calendar coming in the form of the El Gouna International Half Marathon.
Set to take place on October 11th this year, the inclusive event offers three runs: a 5k, 10k and a behemoth 21k. This year, however, the marathon is getting a complete revamp and upgrade, most notably with its route.
This time round, runners will start and finish in Abu Tig Marina, but the route will also pass by Downtown, the beaches and lagoons, the golf course and several other notable spots in the town, including El Gouna Stadium and the New Marina.
Targeting everyone from professional athletes, to fitness fanatics, to families looking for a unique day out, early bird registration has just opened, but will only stay open till September 15th. From then on, general registration opens until October 3rd.
For more information and registration, For more information and registration, head to the official El Gouna Half Marathon website.