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Marabana Marathon

Quick facts

Location Havana, Cuba

Distance Marathon

About Marabana Marathon

Are you are a passionate marathon runner and adventurous traveler who wants to check the Havana Marathon off your international race list?  Wait no longer!

Marabana Marathon is the name a popular marathon in Cuba. Marabana has been held in Havana, Cuba, during the month of November. It contains both a Marathon and a Half Marathon in a circuit around the most central avenues in Havana, starting and finishing in Old Havana. The route of the marathon and half-marathon is AIMS and IAAF certified.


5 km

  • 5km

10 km

  • 10km


  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


Award Medals

They will receive trophy the first three classified absolute masculine and feminine of the races of 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon. Top three male and female qualifiers from each category called in the Marathon and Half Marathon races. Special awards for deaf, blind and wheelchair riders.

Marabana Marathon Route Map

Marabana Marathon Route Map


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Paseo del Prado Ave



Parque Central / Paseo del Prado



The route passes through many areas of the city, along the waterfront Malecon overlooking the bay of Havana, old, stately buildings, the old town with its wealth of colonial buildings (modeled after the Capitol in Washington), past monuments like the Capitolio, the Cabana fortress at the harbor entrance, the famous Hotel Nacional, the Revolution Square, the Parque Central – places and spaces, which reflect over 400 years of history and architecture!


It is 21 kilometers and 97,50 meters from the start to finish line and therefore completing the circuit twice has the distance of 42km and 195m. The start and finish line is in the Paseo del Prado between Teniente Rey and San José, the racecourse compromises the following streets and avenues: Prado, Refugio, Zulueta, ave. De las Misiones, Malecón, Calzada, street 12, street 23, ave. 26, Boyeros, Santa Catalina, Primelles, Vía Blanca, Boyeros, Salvador Allende, Reina and Prado.

Marabana Marathon Trivia

  • Due to more than 50 years of travel restrictions caused by the U.S. embargo against Cuba, few Americans have ever legally participated in the Marabana Havana Marathon, until recently.
  • Last year, insightCuba sent the first organized group of half and full marathon runners to Cuba in the race’s history.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.