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KFC Mauritius Marathon: Marathon de I'lle Maurice

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Quick facts

Location Mauritius

Distance Marathon

Date 19 Jul 2020

About KFC Mauritius Marathon: Marathon de I'lle Maurice

A fantastic challenge which takes place in one of the most beautiful part of Mauritius!

The track will go through Le Morne and Bel Ombre coastal roads in the South, along one of the most beautiful lagoon of the Island and across typical coastal villages. The finish line is on the beach of Saint Felix. This marathon combines sport challenge and discovery of Mauritius in a very friendly atmosphere. 

Mauritius Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10KM races are all AIMS & IAAF Certified.

The annual Edition of the Mauritius Marathon will take place on the 14th July 2019 for sports enthusiasts. A track of 42,195Kms going through wonderful places with spectacular views and the most beautiful coastal road of the island from Saint Felix. And unforgettable view of the vast lagoon one of the most beautiful on the island and run through typical coastal villages.

The Mauritius Marathon combines a sporting challenge with the discovery of the natural and cultural heritage of Mauritius into one big adventure. The 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 Mauritius Marathon is very much a coastal race, but also includes inland sections which allow runners to appreciate the varied scenery of the island. The race starts and finishes on the beach in Saint-Felix. From there, runners head north along the stunning western coastline to the half marathon start line. There they turn south and then east enjoying some spectacular views including Le Morne Mountain and the many lagoons of the south before returning to Saint Felix public beach.

Practicalities

Accommodation

Tamassa Resort - Special rates for runners and companion 

After Race Services

Shuttle Service (Half Marathon Only):After the Half-Marathon race, shuttles will be available from the Finish of the Half-Marathon (Saint Felix Public Beach) to the Start site of the half-marathon (La Prairie), for runners who need to be taken back to their car. Hours of departure will be announced on the Finish site.

Age Limit

Participants attending UD Trucks 10KM must be 16 years-old or older. Participants attending the Half Marathon and Full Marathon must be 18 years-old or older. 

Aid Stations

Every 5km (water, bananas, dried fruits, biscuits)

Maximum Time

42km : Cut off 6h. 21km : Cut off 4h

Parking

St Felix Public Beach

Provided Photo Service

Photographer on race day

Race Kit Includes

Bib number,  t-shirt and other goodies

Refreshments

The participant is strongly advised not to accept any provision outside specific supply point which will be set up at every +/- 5 kms of the route.  

KFC Mauritius Marathon: Marathon de I'lle Maurice Route Map

KFC Mauritius Marathon: Marathon de I'lle Maurice Route Map

5.0

Start:

Saint Felix Beach

Mauritius

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The Marathon track starting from the Saint Felix Beach and running towards Riambel and then onto Le Morne Village giving runner the opportunity to race along the most beautiful coastal road the island has to offer. Runners will run through typical coastal fishermen villages. 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.

Overview

In an idyllique and an atmosphere of tranquility on a virgin beach with filaos trees, you will feel the warmth of the first rays of sun shy and the spirit of the fishermen and other water sports enthusiasts. Starting at 6:30 of the public beach in Saint-Félix you will run on the left side towards Riambel (4km) to reach the first turn. Always on the left side, you will spend again the starting line, you will run towards the village of Le Morne (4km), facing the Island Cooking in the lagoon, you will enter into a second U-turn. You go along the Baie du Cap, with its spectacular mountain on one side and white sand beaches on the other.

Joining Maccondé Bay, the road winds through the small bay subdivided between cliff and mountain before reaching the highest rock. And it goes by the Saint Martin de Bel Ombre, a vast sugar plantation established in the 18th century, witness of the Mauritian agricultural development, the opportunity to discover the remains of the local architectural heritage. On the way back, running down the left side of Le Morne Mountain, home of rich history and various legends. After this beautiful area, you begin to experience "The Great Southern Wild" of the island. The coastal road that borders the blue lagoon takes you to the very authentic fishing village of Baie du Cap with landscapes breathtaking. From this last sprint at Saint Felix to finish on the beach and why not also a well deserved swim in the lagoon!


KFC Mauritius Marathon: Marathon de I'lle Maurice Ticket prices: €35.00 - €70.00

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.