The 12th edition of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019. It is always held on the last Sunday of February.
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 the 12th edition, the islands can expect to receive some 500 overseas participants, on top of 4000 local participants.
On Sunday 24 February, runners of the 12th edition of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon will set off from Beau Vallon at 7 a.m., covering Northern and North Eastern areas of the main island of Mahe, as well as its capital, Victoria.
As for the structure of the marathon, there is something for a wide range of fitness levels – 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Marathon. This follows the philosophy of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon that is to spread the focus beyond mere competition, putting equal emphasis on appreciating exercise and being surrounded by the natural beauty of Seychelles.
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 Medal and a t-shirt in addition to their Official Time Certificate.
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, CINEA and STB.
The deadline for entry is the 15 February 2019. Registration can be done on line by visiting runseychelles.com
On the same evening, <Cultural Night> event will be held at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay hotel where you can savour the Creole cuisine and culture with some 200 guests. Here, prize giving ceremony for marathon and half marathon winners will coincide. The first 5 finishers of the marathon and half marathon are invited free of charge. Other participants can get 40% reduction provided they book their seats well in advance through the Organisers.
Date & Time: Sunday, Feb. 24th, 2019. 7:00 a.m. for marathon & half marathon; 7.30 a.m. for 5km & 10km (Last Sunday of Every February)
Venue : Beau Vallon
Start & Finish: Beau Vallon
Entries : Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km,
Half marathon €40
[Further Enquiries or Information]
Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon
Race Committee, National Sports Council
Tel: (+248) 4671208, (+248) 2722333
Prize Giving Gala evening with dinner : Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel: Tel: (+248) 4287287
First 5 winners of the marathon and half-marathon attend for free. Ticket for the dinner is SR 600; marathon and half marathon runners get 40% discount.