Armbrok Yerevan Marathon

April 28, 2024



Arm Marathon Foundation organizes a number of running events in Armenia throughout the year. Yerevan Marathon is the main event of the series, with the largest number of participants from Armenia and abroad. Important information about the run :

  • Supports charities, runners can contribute to selected charities and make social impact
  • Aimed to promote healthy lifestyle in Armenia
  • Aimed to promote sports tourism in Armenia
  • Open to runners with all abilities, distances from 1km for kids to 42 km
  • Measured by MyLaps professional timing equipment
  • Precisely measured and certified with AIMS (21,1km distance), pending certification for 42,2km


Yerevan Marathon is an annual long-distance running event organized in Yerevan, capital of Armenia, and is the successor of Yerevan Half Marathon organized in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Since 2018 the race also includes a full marathon distances, as well as the shorter distances.

Yerevan Marathon is organized by Arm Marathon Foundation, Yerevan City Administration and TriClub Yerevan multisport club.

The Marathon starts in the very center of Yerevan, near Republic square. Route takes runners through beautiful central streets of Yerevan and to Hrazdan River gorge, later returning to start location.

The Half Marathon route is precisely measured and certified by AIMS. Marathon route awaits certification. All runner results are measure with precise timing equipment.

Event is open to runners of all abilities, they can choose from one of the four distances

  • 1km kids run - for children on 3 to 12 years (children under 7 years must be accompanied by parents)
  • 5km - for runners 13 years old and older
  • 12km - for runners 16 years old and older
  • 21,1km – for runners 18 years old and older
  • 42,2 km – for runners 18 years old and older


Yerevan Marathon is organized within the city limits of Yerevan. Altitude of the race is between 970 and 1070 meters. Total elevation gains are for 21,1km - 165m, and for 42,2km - 300m

Temperature ranges for the race time has historically ranged between 10 and 20 degrees centigrade.

Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship

The Yerevan Marathon is a qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship 2025.

Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship

Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship launched by Abbott World Marathon Majors and Wanda Group. The top ranked runners in age groups can qualify to participate in the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships, to be held within the 2025 Virgin Money London Marathon.

The list of qualifying races includes all six AbbottWMM marathons, as well as several dozens of other marathons across the world. Among them is Yerevan Marathon. The full list of the qualifying races is available on

How does the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking work?

Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

The best two results in select qualifying marathons over this period will count for each runner’s ranking. The top-ranked runners in every age group will qualify to run in the spring 2025 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.

The scoring system is available on

How are points scored to the participants of six Abbott WMM races?

The maximum points that can be scored in any race by an age-group winner is 4,000. The age group winners in any Abbott WMM race will automatically get 4,000 points.

Any age group athlete who is within 29 seconds of the age group winning time receives 10 points less, earning 3990 points. Runners within 30-59 seconds of the winning time receive 20 points less - that is 3980 points. Those earning times within 60-89 seconds less than the age group winning time receive 30 points less, and so on.

How are points scored to the participants of marathons beyond the six AbbottWMM races?

For those athletes who participate in qualifying races that are not part of the Abbott WMM series (including the Yerevan Marathon), a platinum time has been calculated A platinum time uses standard multiples of the ‘mean’ of the current marathon world record times for each age group and gender. In order to get 4000 points, an athlete has to finish faster than the "platinum time". In the future, the same system will be used for scoring, as well as for participants of majors with the same points degradation - 29 seconds.

If the age group winning time is below the platinum time, then the points awarded to the winner and every subsequent age group runner are reduced by the time the age group winner has missed platinum time for the age and gender of the athlete.

Platinum times for each age group are as follows:

40-44 — 2:26
45-49 — 2:34
50-54 — 2:41
55-59 — 2:50
60-64 — 3:00
65-69 — 3:09
70-74 — 3:21
75-79 — 3:51
80+ — 4:17

Women 40-44 — 2:46
45-49 — 2:48
50-54 — 3:04
55-59 — 3:18
60-64 — 3:33
65-69 — 3:48
70-74 — 4:09
75-79 — 4:51
80+ — 5:33


  • 42,2 km – for runners 18 years old and older
  • 21,1km – for runners 18 years old and older
  • 12km - for runners 16 years old and older
  • 5km - for runners 13 years old and older
  • 1km kids run - for children on 3 to 12 years (children under 7 years must be accompanied by parents)

For age limitation and age group award purposes, participant’s age is determined as of December 31, 2024. There will be exception for pre-registered kids. Their age group will be determined as of December 31, 2023.


Participation fees are the following:

Armenian drams Group 1 (first 50 participants in each distance) Group 2 (51-100 in each distance) Group 3 (101-300 in each distance) Group 4 (301 +participants) and registrations starting April 22 Comment
42,2km 14000 16000 18000 20000 Includes T-shirt
21,1km 9000 11500 12000 14000 Includes T-shirt
12km 7000 8500 10000 11000 Includes T-shirt
5km 5000 6000 7000 8000 Includes T-shirt
1km kids run 4000 5000 6000 7000 Includes T-shirt
  • Senior citizens (65 years and older) can participate with 50% discount (while places are available). For participation contact
  • Servicemen of the Armenian Armed forces who were participants of 44 day war of 2020 can participate free of charge (while places are available). For participation contact
  • Technical T-shirts are included in the price for all participants
  • For participants of 1km kids race T-shirts are included in the race package.


Entry fees are non-refundable. Participant and distance changes are possible no later April 7, 2024. For changes to smaller distances participation fee difference is not refundable. For changes to longer distances participation fee difference must be paid at the EXPO, or to bank account of Arm Marathon Foundation. For changes and inquiries please email


Race Pack pick up will happen on April 27, 2024, 10:00 – 19:00, location TBA. Participants must present a valid ID to receive their racing packs. Please note that we do not require medical certificates.

Start, Course, and finish

  • Start Date: April 28, 2024.
  • Start Location: Shahumyan Square, Yerevan, Armenia. Finish and Start location are the same.
  • Official Route of 42,2km and 21,1 km run is through the Yerevan city center and gorge of Hrazdan river.


Water / food stations are located every 4-5 km. Stations serve water, Coca Cola, isotonic drinks, fruits, and energy gels. Medical aid is available at the Start/Finish area, at the 5km, 12km, 24km, 36km points.

Rules and regulations



All participants who reach the finish line will receive finisher’s medals

Absolute three winners for men and women’s in
42km, 21km, 12km, 5km and 1km kids run will get special awards.

Award winners and runners-up are identified upon finish line crossing

Age group winners in each distance will be awarded with certificate.

Each age group awardees are determined based on
chip time. Awards will be given in age group categories:


Event Schedule

APRIL 27, 2024 – EXPO, Race pack pickup

Location: Marriott Armenia, Yerevan, Amiryan str. 1

10:00–19:00 — EXPO open hours: race pack pickup by registered participants

18:00–20:00 — Pasta party (for 21km and 42km participants)

APRIL 28, 2024 – RACE DAY

07:30 — Start/Finish line location open; changing and storage rooms open

08:00 — Start of 42,2km run

09:00 — Start of the 1 km kids run

09:30 — Warm-Up

10:00 — Start of 21,1 km, 12 km and 5km run

12:30 — Award Ceremonies

13:30 —Close of the finish line

14:00 — Close of start area

IMPORTANT: To receive the racing pack participants must present a valid ID. For underage participants one of the parents must be present and sign a written agreement.

Charity donation

The "Armbrok Yerevan Marathon" is proud to partner with the AGBU AGBU Artsakh Relief Fund as its primary charitable initiative.
The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) stands as the world's largest nonprofit organization committed to preserving Armenian heritage through educational, cultural, and humanitarian endeavors. With a presence in over 70 cities spanning more than 40 countries, AGBU is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of 500,000 Armenians worldwide annually.
AGBU offers swift and effective responses to the challenges faced by the people of Artsakh, whether in times of crisis or tranquility.
Their efforts encompass humanitarian aid, socio-economic development, energy and food security, as well as support for businesswomen, reflecting a comprehensive approach to community support.


The Arm Marathon team thanks you for your decision to volunteer at the upcoming race. Let’s make this event a real celebration for athletes, residents and visitors of Yerevan!

Every large and small sports event needs volunteers to make it happen, volunteers contribution is priceless. Our race is no exception, we count on many volunteers to help Yerevan Marathon to happen.

If you are friendly and responsible, if you like helping people, and support healthy lifestyle — join us as a volunteer!

Based on our experience of previous years we see that many of our volunteers get inspired and run our follow-up races! If you are already into sports but cannot participate in the race this year for some reason, join as a volunteer — you know better than anyone else how important it is to get timely help, a cup of water or a well-deserved medal at the finish line!

Each volunteer will receive a special T-shirt and volunteer certificate!

To become a volunteer of Yerevan Marathon, join our Volunteer community on Facebook.


Yerevan Marathon is organized by Arm Marathon Foundation, Yerevan City Administration and TriClub Yerevan multisport club.

Our organizational team consists of professional sport event organizers, who are also enthusiasts of cyclical sports and especially running. We love running – this is probably the most important thing about us and we want our city and country to love it as much as we do.

Every year we work to make our events meaningful in many ways:

  1. we strive to bring the most professionalism to our events with precise routs, timing equipment and fair sportsmanship available to all participants,
  2. we want to help those in need, all our events have charity component in them,
  3. we want to bring more tourists to Armenia by offering exceptional service, through world class event organization and management.

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