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8th Mauritius Marathon, 16th July 2017

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:  

  • Mr. Jean Marie GRALL, Race Director -
    AIMS Committee Member and Official Measurer 
    Olympic Committee Member.
    He is also Technical Director and Official Measurer of Paris Marathon and technically involved in many other major Marathons in the World.
  • LUX* Sports (part of LUX* Resorts) the leader in the organization of international sports events holidays in Mauritius. 
    Albert D'Unienville, Co-founder of Mauritius Marathon.
  • Incentive Partners Mauritius Ltd, Main Promoter 
    Frédéric Robert, General Manager and Co-founder du Maurtius Marathon.
  • Wolfgang Slawisch, Communication and PR Director  
    Marathon runner with 20 years’ experience in Tour Operating and Airline business specially with Mauritius and Indian Ocean.
    He has also established since the last years strong and key relationship on behalf of Mauritius Marathon with major Marathons in the world including Berlin, Frankfurt, Athens, Stockholm, Vienna and Florence Marathons.
  • Mauritius Marathon is also financially supporting SOS Children Village and Link to Life (cancer fight) associations in Mauritius.
  • 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.    

 

The Race:

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.

 

The Island:

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 Climate:

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 Approach:

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.

 

The Events:

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

wolfgangslawisch@web.de
Mobil: +49 170 213 94 01