13th Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon 2020
The 13th Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon will be held on Sunday 23rd February 2020. 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 Seychelles 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 Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon 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 13th Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon, the islands can expect to receive some 500 overseas participants, on top of about 4000 local participants.
On Sunday 23rd February, runners of the 13th Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon will set off from Beau Vallon at 7 a.m., covering Northern and North Eastern and North Western 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 Eco-Friendly Committee, SAAF, National Sports Council, CINEA and STB.
On the same evening, "Cultural Night" event will be held at theBerjaya Beau Vallon Bay hotel where you can savour the Creolecuisine 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 a reduction and pays SR400 instead of full price SR600, provided they book their seats well in advance through the Organisers.
13th Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon 2020, organized by Eco-Friendly Committee, SAAF, National Sports Council, CINEA and STB.