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Mauritius Marathon

The LUX* Mauritius Marathon is the perfect location for combining a marathon with a tropical holiday. Mauritius has the most stunning beaches and sand rimmed lagoons where you can relax and recover from your marathon. Experience a great diversity of culture, history, geography and food, with Chinese, Indian, French and African cuisine. Running the Mauritius Marathon is the door to many more delights!

The Mauritius Marathon combines a sporting challenge with the discovery of the natural and cultural heritage of Mauritius into one big adventure. The new course reveals landscapes all along the most beautiful coastal road in Mauritius, combined with a spectacular view over the Baie du Cap lagoon through the UNESCO protected mountain of Le Morne.

The Marathon track startsfrom the Saint Felix Beach, runs towards Riambel and then onto Le Morne Village, giving runners the opportunity to run along the most beautiful coastal road the island has to offer. Runners will run through typical coastal fishermen villages.

Enjoy the creole villages, crystal-clear blue lagoons and friendly Mauritians along the way. You will experience one of the most beautiful races of the world. The Half Marathon and the 10k runners also finish at St. Felix beach and will join the party there. The course is very scenic and a little bit challenging having a few upward slopes.

The Tamassa Hotel, the official Mauritius Marathon Race Hotel also hosts the Marathon Expo. 

Unique, unforgettable experience and amazing hospitality the Mauritian way!

The Destination

Mauritius is a tropical Island in the Indian Ocean, east of the African Coast and Madagascar and south of the Seychelles. The approximately 1.2 million Mauritians are descendants of people from India, Africa, China and Europe and you will find all world religions being peacefully practiced on the Island.

In addition to our Mauritius Marathon Weekend Package you will find there are a lot of additional activities on offer. As you’re in Mauritius, there isn’t a fixed schedule! The organisers, who are close friends of ours, are at the resort and, as our representatives, they will discuss with you what activities you might enjoy…. then they will organise them!

You will have the opportunity to visit at least one of the two SOS-children´s villages on the Island who are the charity partners. If you take advantage of this option, you will see close up how the locals live and what precious work is being done there. These same children are also part of the race, giving water to the runners on the way and cheering them at the finish area.

There is also a climb up the Le Morne Mountain, a UNESCO nature world heritage site, with a guide. This is a most beautiful hiking tour and you can also go swimming with Dolphins at the Black River Bay. Sounding like you might stay a few additional days? Just let us know and we’ll organise it for you.

Distance

  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km

Course

The course meanders through wonderful places with spectacular views and the most beautiful coastal road of the island from Saint Felix. Experience an unforgettable view of one of the most beautiful lagoons on the island and run through typical coastal villages. On the course, you will find fishermen, surfers, and kite surfers. The spectacular views will include Le Morne Mountain with its fantastic history and legends, the pebble beach, the Sanchot Island and the coastal roads next to the beautiful seas and beaches. The marathon course ends up alongside the white sandy beach of Saint Felix, where all runners can enjoy a swim in the lagoon as well as the magical views the south of Mauritius has to offer. 

The Half Marathon course of runs along the beautiful coastal road between La Prairie-Baie du Cap and Saint Felix.

Start

  • Marathon:           6:30am from Saint Felix
  • Half Marathon:   7:00am from La Prairie-Baie du Cap
  • 10km:                 9:00am from finish line, towards Bel Ombre, then back

Time Limit

  • Marathon: 6 hours
  • Half Marathon: 4 hours
  • 10k: 3hrs

Race Day Transfers

Transfers from the hotels will be provided from the Tamassa Hotel to/from the race start/finish and are included in your package.

Refreshment Stations

There will be refreshment stations approximately every 5km.

Marathon Briefing and Race Expo

Will be held at the Tamassa Resort. The Marathon Briefing will be conducted on Saturday afternoon.

Race Pack Collection

Information regarding race packs collection will be updated closer to time.

Climate

The local climate is tropical, but in July the usual daily temperature is a maximum 23-25 degrees Celsius. For the Marathon there will be 16-20 degrees for the start in the early morning and 20-24 for the finish. The humidity in July is very low.

Why Mauritius?

The organisers of the Mauritius Marathon do not only want to offer another race like hundreds in this world, but we want the runners to spend an unforgettable time on their Island. They want them to take their time, experience the Island and its beauties, meet the people, the cultures and the religions. They want them to feel a new world full of harmony and balance.  

 

Mauritius Marathon Accommodation

Tamassa Resort 4*

The Tamassa Resort is the Official Race Hotel of the Mauritius Marathon. A stay here ensures you are part of the atmosphere, the buzz and everything that is happening with the marathon. Race day transfers are provided and you will love the location, in the unspoilt south of the island. 

The Tamassa Resort is a modern yet thoroughly Mauritian destination. Everything is designed for a pamper and play approach to life: there’s an endless array of activities, both on land and in the water but the resort also invites relaxation, with the most beautiful beach this side of the island, a fabulous spa, well spaced pools and shady coconut palms dotting verdant gardens. There’s always something to do for everyone here…even if all you want to do is…absolutely nothing at all!

Rooms are a showcase of traditional architecture, at one with nature, with chic interiors. The vibrant colours of the décor, match the tropical surrounds. Rooms are stylish and comfortable and are noticeably clear of the traditional in-room clutter (in line with the hotel's eco-friendly mantra). Arty pictures adorn the walls and add to the relaxing atmosphere. Best of all, every room faces the ocean and is arranged around expansive swimming pools.

Return transfers from the hotel to the start/finish of the Mauritius Marathon are included in your stay.

Inclusions

  • Wi-Fi access
  • Minibar
  • Furnished balcony or terrace
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Bathrobe
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Phone with IDD
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod dock

Attractions

  • Contemporary and festive atmosphere
  • All inclusive concept
  • Discovery of the deep wild South
  • Larege landscaped gardens
  • Long nature preserved beaches
  • 4 swimming pools
  • Family friendly
  • Choice of 2 bars and 2 restaurants
  • Fully equipped Fitness centre
  • Night club
  • LUX Me Spa
  • Access to international golf courses
  • complimentary wi-fi thougout the resort

 

 

2018 Mauritius Marathon Entry and Accommodation Packages 

Our Mauritius Marathon accommodation and entry package offers exceptional value for those wanting to experience this tropical marathon. Accommodation at the Mauritius Marathon Race Hotel, the Tamassa Resort, allows you to sit back, relax and take it easy…. a great preparation for your marathon!

Our 4 night Mauritius Marathon Weekend Package,is from just $820 per person, twin share, in a Standard Room ($1298 single). Superior/Beach Rooms are available, contact us for details. Accommodaition is also available on an 'all inclusive' basis - all meals and drinks - prices on application. 
Rates for children are available on application. A discount applies to runners entering the Half Marathon or 10k.

INCLUDED

  • 4 nights’ accommodation at the Official Race Hotel, the Tamassa Resort
  • Breakfast daily
  • Guaranteed entry to the Mauritius Marathon (Half Marathon/10k)
  • Race Day transfers

EXCLUDED

OPTIONAL TOURS AVAILABLE

  • Mount Le Morne climb

  • Swimming with Dolphins

HOW WE CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!

RunFun Travel is a fully licensed travel agent and can assist you with:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Overseas SIM (phone) card
  • Airport transfers (where not included)
  • Ongoing transfers and travel plans

Please contact us for an obligation free quote that will enhance your trip and we’ll make sure you run the time of your life!

Booking and Deposits

A non-refundable deposit of $350 is required to secure your Mauritius Marathon Entry and Accommodation Package.

 

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