Thousands gathered early Friday morning on 28 February to participate in Cairo's Half Marathon
The race, organised by local running group the Cairo Runners, took place at Cairo Festival City, a development on the outskirts of the capital. There were three options for runners to choose from: the 21km half marathon, a 7km race, and a 1km family run.
Excitement built before the races kicked off as numbers gradually increased, and organisers said that there were even more entrants than the 4,000 who had initially registered.
Video by Rowan El Shimi
Read more on Cairo's half marathon here.