Join Seychelles Eco Friendly Marathon
The Seychelles Islands... the land of perpetual summer where a friendly, people and a vibrant, authentic culture conspire with legendary natural beauty and uncanny tranquillity to offer the vacation of a lifetime.
Every year, against this backdrop of almost surreal splendour and surprising levels of diversity that include both towering, granitic islands and low-lying coral atolls, species of flora & fauna that are amongst the rarest on the planet and the multi-ethnic roots of the welcoming population, Seychelles plays host to the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon.
Running the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon is very challenging and rewarding. Challenging because about 50% of the course is up and down and rewarding because you get to discover the main island by covering almost the whole of the northern and central part. The Eco-Friendly marathon took place for the first time in 2008.
It was initiated by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong, Seychelles Honorary Consul General for South Korea, who is also head of the Seychelles Tourist Office in Korea. The event was conceived to contribute to Seychellois’ health and to unify Seychellois and visitors. The marathon indeed helps to bring Seychelles to the attention of more travelers and contributes to lifting the Seychelles brand around the world. For this year's edition, the islands can expect to receive some 500 overseas participants, on top of 4000 local participants.
The marathon indeed helps to bring Seychelles to the attention of more travelers and contributes to lifting the Seychelles brand around the world. For this edition in Feb, the islands can expect to receive some 500 overseas participants, on top of several hundred local participants.The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon is recognized internationally through the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) label. It is organized jointly by the National Sports Council, Seychelles Tourism Board and INOCEAN M&C (South Korean company headed by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong) which is also the main sponsor for the event.
Course HighlightsThe marathon starts and concludes at Beau Vallon Beach. The course leads the runners through Bel, Ombre, Beau Vallon, Glacis, Macha Bee, North East Point, Anse Etoile, La Bastille, English River, 5th June Avenue, Bois De Rose, Geant Casino, Francis Rachel, Clock Tower, Independence Avenue, 5th June and back to Beau Vallon .
directions_runStart Address: Beau Vallon Beach, Beau Vallon, Seychelles
flagFinish Address: Beau Vallon Beach, Beau Vallon, Seychelles
Medals and prizes of a range of values are to be awarded to the top five category winners, and all participants who complete the race shall be awarded a t-shirt in addition to their Official Time Certificate.
Marathon - 6 hour & Half Marathon - 4 hours
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