Mauritius Marathon is becoming the most important marathon of the Indian Ocean Islands in terms of the number of international participants. It is a unique event because of its claim not only to offer another race, but to create unforgettable experience and magic moments for the runners and their families and at the same time promoting in a dynamic way our destination.
The Organizing Committee is composed of the following key Members:
Support is also given to disabled runners: a delegation with 2 blind runners was invited from Reunion Island and one deaf runner from Germany took part in the race.
We will definitely give further support to the disabled sector and encourage more disabled runners to take part in the editions of the Mauritius Marathon.
There will be the classical Marathon, a Half Marathon and a 10k-race the same day, 16th of July 2017.
The eigth edition of the Mauritius Marathon will take the runners from the start at St. Felix beach on
breathtaking 42,195 km along the coastal road to the turning point close to the spectacular
Le Morne mountain and back to the Finish line at St. Felix public beach, where a swim in the warm
waters of the Indian Ocean, food and drinks, a massage and a first Sega Party will wait for you!
Enjoy the creole villages, crystal-clear blue lagoons and friendly Mauritians along the track.
You will experience one of the most beautiful courses of the world.
The Half Marathon and the 10k runners finish as well at St. Felix beach and will join the party there.
The track is AIMS- and IAAF-certified, very scenic and a little bit challenging with a slightly rolling
profile and our race-director is Jean-Marie Grall , a well-known official AIMS measurer.
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.
Mauritius is a reputable democracy.
The local climate is tropical, but in July there are daily temperatures of maximum 23 – 25 degrees
Celsius, for the Marathon there will be 18-20 degrees for the start in the early morning and 21 – 24
for the finish, the humidity in July is quite low.
The organizers do not only want to offer another race like hundreds in this world, but we want our
guests to spend an unforgettable time on our Island. We want them to take their time, experience
the Island and its beauties, meet the people, the cultures and the religions. We want them to
experience a new world full of harmony and balance.
There will be the Race-Briefing and a Pasta Party at our Marathon Hotel Tamassa, we can organize
exclusive and unforgettable excursions for our guests like a visit at the SOS children village, our
charity partner, nice and surprising trips at sea and on land and we will meet the Mauritians at their
daily life. Swim with the dolphins, climb the Le Morne Mountain with us,
sail along the coastline or visit the Grand Bassin, the sacred lake of the Hindus.
We are very happy that we had the pleasure to welcome the
wonderful Fauja Singh in 2012 and some other great
personalities through the years, and we are optimistic to have some excellent and surprising guests as well in 2017.
Come and join us!
For further information : Wolfgang.Slawisch