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Marrakech Marathon and Half Marathon

2018 Event Details and Itinerary will be Update Shortly

The Marrakech Marathon has been around since the early 80’s and has gone on to become a classic, taking in the famous Square El-Djemma Fna, the impressive ramparts and the avenues of palm trees of this oasis city at the base of the Atlas Mountains. With the introduction of a half marathon in the modern version it is becoming even more popular.

RunFun Travel is excited to offer the Marrakech Marathon package to runners. Our itinerary provides for some free time for exploring the wonderful Marrakech markets and souks and also have a evening cultural experience. Our hotel is perfectly located, just 500m from the start and finish area of the event.

Celebrate after the race!

The bustling heart of Marrakech is the Medina and in the evenings the main Square is alive with music and light. On Sunday night you will enjoy a Celebration Dinner at a typical Morrocan restaurant in a Riad in the historic Medina district.

Visit the Atlas Mountains

We highly recommend extending your stay and joining our optional excursion into the Atlas Mountains. The two day trip includes your accommodation, lunch, dinner, breakfast and a guided walk in the Atlas Mountains. 

Course

The course record for the Marrakech Marathon is an impressive 2:08 indicating that it is a flat course, although being at an altitude of 1,000m there is a minor effect on your breathing. The winter climate is a balmy 20c.

Time Limit

The time limit for the marathon is 5hours and 3hrs for the half marathon.

Medical Letter

You will require a medical letter to be taken to Marrakech with you and presented at registration - we will send the wording to you once your booking is confirmed.

Destination Information

Select the link on the right, under Download Information or click here to be further intrigued with Marrakech.

 

2018 Marrakech Marathon Itinerary will be Updated Shortly

2017 Remains Indicative

Fri 27 Jan

Arrive at Marrakesh Airport . You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for 3-nights on B&B basis.

Sat 28 Jan

You can join in the 5km run into the walled city before breakfast, then onto the registration village. 
From there it's a short walk to discover the markets of Marrakech. 

Sun 29 Jan

The Marrakech Marathon and Half Marathon Start at 08.30.
The start/finish area is just 500m from our hotel.
The Celebration Dinner will be held in a typical Morroccan restaurant in a Riad in the historic Medina district this evening.

Mon 30 Jan

Transfer to the Airport for your departure or extend for an additional day in order to join our excursion into the Atlas Mountains.

Atlas Mountains Optional Excursion

Imlil - Ait Mizane Valley
Full day and overnight excursion from Marrakech, including lunch, dinner and a guided walk in the Atlas Mountains. A one and a half hour drive will take us to the heart of the High Atlas Mountains, the start point of many treks and hiking to Mount Toubcal. Once you get to Imlil centre, you will meet your guide and multeers for the excursion through the Berber villages.

Mint tea and lunch will be served at the Berber house in Aremd village ( the last one in the valley), while you enjoy the beautiful views of the Mountains and the hospitality and friendship of the people.

More walking after lunch and back to Imlil for your overnight stay in a comfortable Riad.

Departure: at 9h00 - Return to Marrakech airport on Tuesday to coincide with flight departures.
Cost: $243pp on a twin share basis and $272 single. 

Other arrival and departure dates and extended stays are possible. Please contact RunFun Travel for further information.

El Andalous Hotel 4*

The 4 star El Andalous Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the residential district of Marrakech, and is set in its own beautiful grounds of around 7000 square metres. The hotel is a short walk to race registration and the race start and finish are of the Marrakech Marathon.

The hotel is a modern hotel, in an Andaluscian style and is walking distance from the famous El-Djemma Fna Square. This is a large hotel with many amenities including several restaurants, a heated swimming pool (28C), tennis courts and a children's playground.

The hotel has 195 rooms, all of which have reverse cycle air conditioning. Each room includes two double beds (140 cm wide), ensuite bathroom and separate toilet, telephone, Satellite TV and private balcony. Some rooms have a safety deposit box. The rooms are quite spacious and decorated in a modern contemporary style.

 

 

 

2018 Entry and Accommodation Packages will be Updated Shortly

2017 Remains Indicative

Prices for our 4d/3n Marrakech Marathon package start from $790 per person, twin share at the 4* El Andalous Hotel. Single accommodation available from $995pp. 

Includes

  • Entry to the Marrakech Marathon (deduct $45 for Half Marathon entry)
  • 3nts accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Meet and greet at the Marrakech airport
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Additional nights are available on request

Excludes

Deposit Details

A non-refundable deposit of $350 is required to confirm your booking.

Atlas Mountain Excursion

Imlil - Ait Mizane Valley
Full day and overnight excursion from Marrakech, including lunch, dinner and a guided walk in the Atlas Mountains. A one and a half hour drive will take us to the heart of the High Atlas Mountains, the start point of many treks and hiking to Mount Toubcal. Once you get to Imlil centre, you will meet your guide and multeers for the excursion through the Berber villages.

Mint tea and lunch will be served at the Berber house in Aremd village ( the last one in the valley), while you enjoy the beautiful views of the Mountains and the hospitality and friendship of the people.

More walking after lunch and back to Imlil for your overnight stay in a comfortable Riad.

Departure: at 9h00 - Return to Marrakech airport on Tuesday to coincide with flight departures.
Cost: $270pp on a twin share basis and $298 single. 

 

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