Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Media Accsess Areas on Race day Decmber 6, 2009

Media-only Access Areas on Race Day

The Start Line
· Media bridge at 42.195 Km starts at Tayouneh next to Horsh Beirut.
· Media Bridge at 10 Km and 5 Km start at Wegand St. next to Porsche Company & Biel
· Media representatives are invited to use the reserved parking facing the Military Base, downtown.
· Busses are waiting there to take them to the start lines of the races and to bring them back
Media MUST have their IDs and Parking Passes to be able to park their vehicles inside the mentioned parking. Then they’ll be directed towards the Start Line. They’ll also have access to a media stage which will allow a full view of the Race Starts.

To avoid confusion and crowding at key locations it is very important to note:

Start Times

· 6:50 am Marathon Wheelchair Start
· 7:00 am Marathon Start
· 8:00 am 5Km Mini Marathon Star
· 9:00 am 10 Km relay race
· 9:45 am 10 Km Wheelchair
· 10:00 am 10 Km Fun Run

The Finish Line
The Finish Line is in Martyr’s Square next to An Nahar Building. Medical and Media Tents are next to the Finish Line. A media gradin is located few meters behind the Finish Line of 42k and 5k/10k. Please have your Media ID with you to be able to use this gradin and get a great view of the race finish. There is also a Media Center where hospitality is available.
Media Bridges at 5 km / 10 km and 42.195 km access only with Media passes.

Restricted Areas
There is no Media Access to the VIP areas and there is no access to the course Except with a photographer pass or for official authorized live TV coverage. Media cannot access the Awards Stage EXCEPT the official authorized live TV coverage.
VIP: Interview Zone at the VIP area access ONLY for Media Passes.

The Awards Stage
The Awards Stage is located in Martyr’s Square next to the Statue. An entertainment program will take place between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm. The awards ceremony for 5 Km race will start at 9:25 am then the marathon awards ceremony starts at 11.00 am and finish by 11:50 am. Photographers, reporters, and cameramen have a special elevated area right in front of the stage.
Please make sure you have your official accreditation, Media ID, and parking passes to be able to access to these areas! They are available from the media center at the Meridien Commodore Hotel between 2 and 5 December 2009, between 10:00 and 16:00

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