Come and run, or discover, one of the most beautiful marathons in the world, the Marrakech Marathon: 42,195 km in the red city, along the ramparts and the Palm grove. A must-attend event for runners from all over the world, this year the Marrakech Marathon is celebrating its 30th edition.
The marathon, the supreme discipline:
This mythical event was created in 1896 for the Olympic Games in Athens to commemorate the legend of the Greek messenger Philippides who would have travelled that famous distance from the city of Marathon to Athens to announce victory against the Persians in 490 BC.
The world record has been held since last September by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge who won the Berlin Marathon in 2h 01min 39s. The women's world record of 2h 15min 25s has been held since 2003 by the British Paula Radcliffe, during the London Marathon.
A magnificent and fast course:
Last year, Kenyan Wycliffe Kipkorir Biwot, winner of the Marrakech Marathon, won in 2h 11min and 4s. Among the 9,000 runners expected in 2019 in Marrakech, who will be able to do better? The suspense is at its height, because the course is fast and allows all the surprises. The departure will take place on avenue de la Ménara and will follow the gardens of la Ménara and l'Afgdal then descend into the Palmeraie, continue at the bottom of the ramparts before an expected arrival on avenue de la Ménara.
Two sporting and festive days:
Whatever your level, Marrakech offers 4 races for everyone to participate: Welcome Run and Children's Run on Saturday 26 January 2019, Half Marathon and Marathon on Sunday 27 January 2019. To register and discover the race course, go to the official website.
After the race, come and recuperate, or recover from your emotions at Le Foundouk restaurant, pleasure guaranteed in the dining-room or on our large terrace with panoramic views over the historic district of the Souks.